Santa Fe International Corporation Announces New Vice President

Apr 04, 2001, 01:00 ET from Santa Fe International Corporation

    DALLAS, April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Santa Fe International Corporation
 (NYSE:   SDC) announced that its Board of Directors has approved the promotion
 of N. Pharr Smith to the position of Vice President of Technical Operations
 and Marine Technology, effective immediately.  Principal among Mr. Smith's new
 responsibilities will be management of the Company's new high performance
 jackup and deepwater semisubmersible rig construction programs.
     Mr. Smith has been with the Company since 1997, serving as Director of
 Engineering and Director of Technical Operations and Marine Technology.  Prior
 to joining Santa Fe, he held Vice President positions at Friede and Goldman
 International Inc. and at Marathon LeTourneau Marine Company.  Mr. Smith holds
 a Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Engineering, Naval Architecture
 from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
     Santa Fe International Corporation is a leading international offshore and
 land contract driller.  The Company owns and operates a high quality,
 technologically advanced fleet of 27 marine drilling rigs and 33 land drilling
 rigs and is a provider of drilling related services to the petroleum industry.
 
 

SOURCE Santa Fe International Corporation
    DALLAS, April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Santa Fe International Corporation
 (NYSE:   SDC) announced that its Board of Directors has approved the promotion
 of N. Pharr Smith to the position of Vice President of Technical Operations
 and Marine Technology, effective immediately.  Principal among Mr. Smith's new
 responsibilities will be management of the Company's new high performance
 jackup and deepwater semisubmersible rig construction programs.
     Mr. Smith has been with the Company since 1997, serving as Director of
 Engineering and Director of Technical Operations and Marine Technology.  Prior
 to joining Santa Fe, he held Vice President positions at Friede and Goldman
 International Inc. and at Marathon LeTourneau Marine Company.  Mr. Smith holds
 a Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Engineering, Naval Architecture
 from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
     Santa Fe International Corporation is a leading international offshore and
 land contract driller.  The Company owns and operates a high quality,
 technologically advanced fleet of 27 marine drilling rigs and 33 land drilling
 rigs and is a provider of drilling related services to the petroleum industry.
 
 SOURCE  Santa Fe International Corporation