Jean-François Poupeau is executive vice president Corporate Development and Communication, a position he assumed in May 2012. Poupeau is responsible for corporate planning, corporate development, corporate engagement and communications.
Prior to his current role, he was president of the Schlumberger Drilling Group — a position he held since the completion of the merger with Smith in 2010; president of Schlumberger Drilling & Measurements from 2007 to 2010; and vice president of communications & investor relations from 2006 to 2007.
Poupeau joined Schlumberger in 1985 as a field engineer in the US Gulf of Mexico. He has held operational and management positions in North America, Indonesia, Thailand, Angola, Nigeria, France and China. In 2004, he assumed the role of vice president of product marketing, based in Houston, where he focused on the market positioning of the Schlumberger portfolio of advanced technologies.
Poupeau holds a bachelor’s in geology and a master’s degree in petroleum engineering from Tulane University. He is a member of SPE and SPWLA.