[Editor's note: A version of this article originally appeared in the January issue of E&P Plus. Subscribe to the digital publication here.]

In September 2020, Weatherford International named Girish Saligram the new CEO. Officially taking over a month later, Saligram heads one of the world’s largest oilfield service companies. Weatherford’s offerings include tools and systems for drilling, completions, production, formation evaluation, tubulars, interventions and abandonment.

Before joining Weatherford, Saligram served Exterran Corp. as COO and previously as president of Global Services after joining the company in 2016. Prior to Exterran, Saligram spent 20 years with GE as a business leader in industry sectors across the globe, including his last position as general manager of Downstream Products & Services with GE Oil & Gas. Prior to that, Saligram led the GE Oil & Gas Contractual Services business based in Florence, Italy. Before his eight years in the oil and gas sector, Saligram spent 12 years with GE Healthcare in engineering, services, operations and other commercial roles.

Saligram recently sat down with E&P Plus to talk about how he plans to lead Weatherford as the industry recovers from one of the most challenging periods in its history. He also discussed the energy transition, Weatherford’s role in the transition as well as the importance of continuing to develop mature fields—both onshore and offshore—around the world.