Steve J. Ashton.Chairman & CEO
Steve Ashton has been engaged in the energy industry for more than 38 years, focused primarily on the offshore sector.
Prior to his role at Ashton Drilling, Steve served as the Chairman, President and CEO of Blue Ocean Drilling. He was also General Manager of TSC Offshore Corporation, VP and Chief Technology Officer of TSC Group Holdings and President of TSC Group Offshore Engineering Research Institute in China. Prior to joining TSC Offshore, he held positions as Principal Engineer, Director of Business Development-Asian Operations and Chief Representative in the greater China region for Noble Drilling Corporation, as well as holding various technical and management positions in Noble Drilling Services, Inc., including a major role in deepwater semi-submersible conversions and new-build jackup and deepwater drilling semi-submersible unit projects.
Steve is a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Texas. He obtained his M.S. in Civil Engineering from Rice University. He holds a B.S. in Petruleum Engineering from Texas A&M University where he also served as an assistant lecturer for 3 years.