The aftermath of Hurricane Harvey was very devastating, it has affected more than 13 million people from areas located in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Kentucky and Tennessee. The Category 4 hurricane has forced well over 38,000 Houston inhabitants out of their homes and fleeing to safety into emergency shelters. The damage was overwhelming and at one point, the flooding seemed like it would never come to an end. Food and supplies were in such a high demand that it was scare for a lot of the storm evacuees. Many Houston businesses quickly helped after the natural disaster, whether it was to provide aid, food, necessities or rebuild local business or homes. One of the helpful businesses that responded promptly was Houston’s own, Nabors Industries.
The employees at Nabors Industries took time off from their work schedules to help out with the Hurricane Harvey relief. The company has sent their workers to many different locations in the areas impacted by the storm along the Gulf Coast. The President and CEO of Nabors Industries, Tony Petrello vowed to match any donations that his employees had contributed. They ended up with an exact total of $173,622 of relief contributions before Mr. Petrello made his generous matching donation. The donation were part of the company’s “Nabors Disaster Relief Fund” and the money went towards any active relief efforts.
Formally known as Anglo Energy, Nabors Industries Ltd. was established in 1968, their operational headquarters are in Houston, Texas and they have an additional incorporation headquarter located in Hamilton, Bermuda. Anthony G. Petrello serves as the current president, CEO as well as chairman of the board for the company. He graduated from Harvard Law School with a J.D. degree and received a B.S. and M.S. degree in Mathematics from Yale University.
Prior to Nabors Industries, Anthony Petrello worked at the law offices of Baker & McKenzie from the years of 1979 to 1991. He joined Nabors in 1991, initially staring as their chief operating officer before becoming the company’s head. Nabors Industries is one of the world’s largest land drilling contractors of oil, geothermal and natural gas. Nabors Industries has a total of twenty-five global operations that altogether have over 500 active and working rigs.
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