Anthony Petrello is a man who wears many hats and he wears them all well. Anthony Petrello is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), President and Chairman of the Board of Nabors Industries, LTD (Nabors). He was elected to the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of the Board in 1991. He took over the roles of president and Chief Operating Officer from 1991 until 2011. He was the Deputy Chairman beginning in 2003 and Chairman of the Board and Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Board beginning in June 2012. In addition to his operational duties, Anthony Petrello provides the strategic planning initiative enabling the Company to adapt and continue to prosper in the ever changing competitive environment of land drilling.
Nabors is in the oil business, not in the production of oil, but in the recovery of oil. Nabors is the leading provider of off-shore drilling rigs in the United States, being the largest land based drilling rig fleet. Nabors provides drilling services for the United States, as well as various international markets. They provide innovative drilling and recovery technologies in some of the world’s gas and oil markets, as well as performance tools and directional drilling services. Nabors currently owns and operates approximately 500 drilling rigs in more than 25 countries. Because of their expertise in the industry, Nabors is in great demand worldwide.
Mr. Petrello’s educational background includes earning a Bachelor of Science (BS) and Master of Science (MS) degrees from Yale University. He also holds a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from Harvard Law School. He saw his education as one of the most important stepping stones of his life and committed to making the most of his education. Before joining Nabors, Mr. Anthony Petrello was with the law firm of Baker and McKenzie. His focus was on general corporate law and international arbitration and taxation.
In addition to his Nabors duties, Anthony Petrello serves as the Director of Hilcorp Energy Company and Stewart & Stevenson, LLC. He helps to guide the company’s to greater success, as well as serving clients more effectively.
He is also a member of the Board of Trustees for the Texas Children’s Hospital. He is an unwavering advocate for clinical programs, as well as research to help address the needs of children with neurological disorders.