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Lee K. Boothby Named Chief Roughneck By U. S. Steel Tubular Products


NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, U. S. Steel Tubular Products, Inc., a subsidiary of United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X), announced that Lee K. Boothby, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Newfield Exploration Company, is the recipient of the Chief Roughneck Award for 2015.  The announcement was made at the 86th annual meeting of the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA).  

U. S. Steel Senior Vice President -Tubular Business David Rintoul presented Mr. Boothby with the traditional Chief Roughneck bronze bust and hard hat when recognizing Boothby.  "Lee is fiercely dedicated to building a successful business with enduring value for the future.  He successfully led the transformation of Newfield from one of the largest producers in shallow water in the Gulf of Mexico to a top tier performer in oil and liquid-rich resource plays in North America," said Rintoul.  "Lee recognizes and empowers talented people and believes they are the primary reason for a company's success.  Under his leadership, Newfield is committed to developing top talent to drive their business and the industry into the future.  His unwavering commitment and dedication to the success of the industry make him a perfect choice for the 2015 Chief Roughneck Award."

Boothby has served as president and chief executive officer of Newfield Exploration Company since 2009 and chairman since 2010.  From October 2007 until February 2009, he served as senior vice president, Acquisitions and Business Development.  Boothby managed Newfield's Mid-Continent operations from February 2002 to October 2007, and was promoted from general manager to vice president in November 2004.  From 1999 to 2002, he served as the vice president and general manager of the former Australian business unit, managed from Perth, Australia.  Prior to joining Newfield, Boothby worked for Cockrell Oil Corporation, British Gas and Tenneco Oil Company.

Boothby earned a bachelor's degree in petroleum engineering from Louisiana State University and a master's degree in business administration from Rice University.

The prestigious Chief Roughneck Award was created in 1955 to honor the lifetime achievements of petroleum industry leaders.  U. S. Steel Tubular Products proudly continues to present this important award, which is widely recognized as one of the industry's highest honors.

U. S. Steel Tubular Products, Inc., a subsidiary of United States Steel Corporation, is the largest fully integrated tubular products manufacturer in North America, with total annual production capability of 2.8 million net tons.  Energy industry customers utilize U. S. Steel Tubular Products' casing, tubing, line pipe and couplings to help them locate, retrieve, transport and refine the oil and natural gas products that fuel the world.

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