David Reid is the Chief Technology Officer and Chief Marketing Officer for NOV, where he develops the global technology and marketing strategy engine for the corporation. David joined Varco International in 1992 and has lived in Scotland, California, and Houston, covering global roles in products and business units for repair, service, operations, design, invention, management, strategy, and leadership.
David has been a core pioneer of modern drilling equipment, drilling automation, and oilfield digitization. He was a key player in pioneering the customization of innovative drilling rig design in the late 1990s, as well as the efficient standardization of drilling rigs in the 2000s. He is also a founding member of the SPE Drilling Systems Technical Section and the IADC Advanced Rig Technology Committee, and regularly serves many organizations and societies as a public speaker and panelist about business, technology, and leadership. He serves on a number of boards including the NOV and Schlumberger IntelliServ joint venture; Society of Petroleum Engineers; and, in his own time, Redeemed, a program for survivors of sex trafficking.