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Christopher P. Papouras


President, Nabors Drilling Solutions

Christopher P. Papouras directs global operations for Nabors Drilling Solutions.

Prior to his current role, Papouras served as President of Canrig Drilling Technology. He was also President of Epoch Well Services before its merger with Canrig in 2009.

Papouras began his career with Nabors as assistant to the chief executive officer, where he was responsible for negotiating the purchase of tubular goods and third-party rentals. He was also involved in the financial analysis of acquisition candidates and worked with ratings agencies to achieve investment grade status for Nabors’ debt.

Papouras holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Princeton University and master’s degrees in both management and chemical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization and a mentor in the Spring Branch Independent School District. Papouras is also an active supporter and volunteer within the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Houston.