John D. Stevens


John Stevens is the President of Baywater Drilling. He has over 41 years of operational and leadership experience, both domestically and internationally, in the inland barge rig market having started his career on the rig floor. This first-hand experience has garnered John with the knowledge of all aspects of rig operations which over the years lead him to management roles of increasing responsibility.

Mr. Stevens has worked on many of the drilling rigs that are now owned by Baywater today during his lengthy career in the industry.

Jeff Soileau, MPA

Executive Vice President and CFO

Jeff Soileau is the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Baywater Drilling. He has spent the past nine years in the energy sector holding supervisory positions over Finance, Financial Reporting, Tax, Information Technology and Planning. Prior to working in the energy sector, Jeff was with the public accounting firm of Ernst & Young.

Mr. Soileau holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting, biology and chemistry and a Master of Professional Accountancy degree from Louisiana Tech University.

Michael A. White

Vice President

Michael White is the Vice President of Baywater Drilling. He has spent over 35 years in various aspects of the energy sector during his career which began with Atlantic Pacific Marine. He moved on to Penrod Drilling and ultimately Seacor Marine where he spent the bulk of his career.

Mr. White has developed an expertise in purchasing, sales and marketing, and operations through his vast career in the energy market to include international logistics of supplies and equipment.

Lisa T. Williams, PHR

Vice President, Administration

Lisa T. Williams is the Vice President, Administration for Baywater Drilling. She has worked in the oil and gas sector her entire career with the last 12 years spent in the inland drilling sector which was preceded by 14 years in the marine construction industry with McDermott, which included personnel coordination for vessels working in Mexico and Trinidad.

Mrs. Williams holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and is a Certified Professional in Human Resources (PHR).

Charles W. "Pizza" Pizzolato

Vice President, Wireline Services

Charles has more than 30 years in the wireline services sector supporting the oil and gas industry on land, inland waterways, and offshore. He spent 15 years with Schlumberger’s Wireline Division, where he gained increasing responsibility in both operations and management. He then started Priority Holding’s Wireline Group, where he was responsible for both operations and business development, growing the company from the ground up. His work has taken him along the Gulf Coast Region and into the Cook Inlet, Alaska.