Nabor Industries is a contract drilling company based in Hamilton Bermuda that has been lead by Anthony Petrello since 2011. The company operates on land in North, Central, and South America as well in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. Its drilling operations include gas, oil, and geothermal resources. It also has a fleet of 29 vessels that it uses to conduct offshore rig servicing.
Nabor Industries began its life as Anglo Energy in 1968. It was financially distressed in the 1980s and went into bankruptcy in 1984. Not long after it emerged from Chapter 11, the company became Nabor Industries, but continued to be an energy company.
It was in 1991 that Anthony Petrello joined the company’s Board of Directors and the Executive Committee. He was the Chief Operating Officer from then until 2011 when he become the Chief Executive Officer. Petrello has been providing the company both operating leadership and strategic planning. As a result, Nabor Industries has been a leader in its industry.
Before he joined Nabor Industries, Petrello has pursued a legal career with Baker & McKenzie. He practiced in the legal specialties of international arbitration, taxes, and corporate law. He had been the Managing Partner with the firm between 1986 and 1991 before resigning to join Nabor Industries.
He also serves on the Board of Trustees for Texas Children’s Hospital where he advances the cause of research into neurological diseases.
Petrello was awarded Bachelor and Master of Science degrees at Yale University before going on to earn a J.D. at Harvard Law School.