Anthony Petrello Is A Moving Force In The Drilling Industry And Medical Research

December 21, 2017

Anthony G. “Tony” Petrello is the Chief executive Officer (CEO), President and Chairman of the Board of Nabors Industries, Ltd. He was elected to the Executive Committee of the Board and Board of Directors in 1991 and he has taken on the role of CEO and President also in 1991 and served until 2011.

In addition Petrello took on the role of Deputy Chairman in 2003 and CEO and President beginning in 2011. Part of his leadership role is to provide planning strategies, initiatives and direction in order for the company to continue to prosper and stay competitive in an ever increasing competitive field.

Nabors Industries is the owner and operator of land based drilling rigs. The company provides an impressive fleet of off-shore drilling rigs for domestic and international use. The company offers innovative technologies, performance tools, as well as directional drilling services. Nabors works in some of the most significant and lucrative gas and oil markets in the world. The company has worked to automate as much of their operations as possible without sacrificing quality. The employees that make up the Nabors team are highly skilled in the drilling industry and continue to set new standards and raise the bar for quality. They pay attention to detail and avoid taking shortcuts just to get the quickest results. Nabors Industries services are in great demand, especially with the boom in fracking activity.


Previous to Nabors Industries, Tony Petrello was a practicing attorney with a focus on general corporate law and international arbitration. He was the former managing partner for Baker & McKenzie, Attorneys at Law and located in New York. Petrello earned a law degree (Juris Doctor JD) from Harvard Law School and a Bachelor of Science (BS) and Master of Science (MS) degree from Yale University in Mathematics.

Petrello is also a board of director with Hilcorp Energy Company and Stewart & Stevenson, LLC, as well as occupies a seat as a Board of Trustee for the Children’s Hospital in Texas. He is also an enterprising advocate for clinical programs and research that address, as well as treat the needs of children with neurological disorders. Their dedication to the hospital is a direct result of the struggle they have with their first born who was born prematurely and as a result developed a neurological condition that left the child incapacitated. As they struggled to find answers, as well as seek out a medical facility to treat their child, the family sadly discovered there was very little research for the medical trauma they were facing. That drove Petrello and his wife to jump into the deep end of the research pool and work to fund research and hopefully an answer for their child.

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