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John Sanchez


Chief Operations Officer, Canrig

John Sanchez is chief operations officer for Canrig Drilling Technology. In this position, he leads Canrig’s global operations, with responsibility for manufacturing, sales, service and rentals.

With 30 years of international experience in the oil and gas industry, Sanchez held a number of leadership positions at Schlumberger prior to joining Nabors in February 2016. Most recently, he served as the business manager for DRILCO products within North America.

Prior to that, from 2012 to 2014, Sanchez served as the global category manager for machined parts, supporting 52 Schlumberger manufacturing centers around the world. From 2007 to 2011, he was the vice president of integrated productivity and conveyance. In this role, he managed four technology centers in North America, Europe and Asia that supported three major Schlumberger business segments. Earlier in his career, Sanchez also served as Schlumberger’s global manufacturing manager for rotary steerable systems.