CEO Message

ADNOC Drilling has over 47 years of operational experience drilling over 8,000 wells, and has brought considerable innovation, safety and efficiency gains to drilling operations within ADNOC Group.

We deliver top-tier, diversified drilling services to our clients at a competitive cost, while maintaining an unwavering commitment to health and safety, operational integrity, and environmental protection.

By transforming into a performance-oriented, commercially focused and efficient organization, ADNOC Drilling has achieved prominent status in the UAE drilling industry and has become the preferred choice in providing a variety of top-quality drilling services.

In recent years our fleet has grown more than three-fold, from 29 rigs in 2010 to 91 wholly owned rigs in 2018. We are committed to ensuring we maintain our competitive edge and sustain our widely acknowledged reputation as a reliable and trustworthy service provider.

In 2018, we signed a strategic partner agreement with Baker Hughes, a General Electric company, to accelerate ADNOC Drilling’s ongoing growth and development into a fully integrated drilling and well construction business. In addition, this partnership will enable ADNOC to capture more value from growth across its conventional and unconventional hydrocarbon resources, expand local talent development opportunities, and generate greater in-country value for the UAE.

Our most precious resource remains our people – those planning and conducting our drilling operations and driving the company forward. We develop local talent on advanced drilling techniques and train our workforce on how to operate our modern rigs at our Drilling Training Center, a unique facility in the region.

At ADNOC Drilling, we remain committed to overall success of the ADNOC Group and play an important part in delivering its 2030 smart growth strategy and supporting its role in ensuring UAE’s continued prosperity and progress.

Abdalla Saeed Al Suwaidi
CEO, ADNOC Drilling