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John Bell has been Senior Vice President of International and Offshore Operations of Helmerich & Payne (H&P) since 2020. Mr. Bell oversees H&P’s global drilling operations and sales efforts outside of the United States including South America, the Middle East, and the Gulf of Mexico.  He is a member of H&P’s Executive Leadership Team.

Mr. Bell joined H&P in 1998 as a Business Systems Analyst and has held a variety of senior leadership positions from Vice President of Human Resources to Vice President of Corporate Services. Early in his career, he was involved in and led various projects focused on improving rig operations such as rig moves, offshore crane operations, and maintenance systems. During his time in corporate roles, Mr. Bell lead a variety of initiatives, most notably Workforce Staffing, global Human Resources cloud-based system, and global ERP implementation.


Mr. Bell serves on the Baylor University Hankamer School of Business Advisory Board.

He graduated from Baylor University in 1994, where he received a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree with a double major in Economics and Marketing.