NDC won three awards in the prestigious 2013 ADNOC Annual HSE Award:

1.Occupational Health: Management of Change in Lifestyle

2. Contractor Partnership:
LED Lights - The Greenest &Safest Confined Space Lightning

3. Sustainability:
Ground Water Conservation - Saving for the Future

Our History
1972 National Drilling Company is established by a resolution of the Abu Dhabi Council of Ministers.
1973-74 Acquisition of first onshore rigs, ND-1 and ND-2.
1975 Acquisition of first offshore rig, Al-Ittihad.
1976-80 Expansion of the offshore fleet to a total of five rigs with the introduction of Al-Ghallan, Al-Yasat, Diyina and Junana.
Rig ND-8 joins the onshore rig fleet.
Acquires two water well rigs.
1981-85 Establishment of offshore supply base, workshop and warehouse.
Acquisition of offshore rig Yemillah and three onshore rigs ND-9, ND-10 and ND-11 and two water well rigs.
1988 Commencement of Ground Water Research Project in Al-Ain in partnership with the U.S. Geological Survey.
1989-93 Acquisition of four offshore rigs Al Mariyah, Beynouna, Brakah, and Delma.
Acquisition of four onshore rigs ND-16, ND-17, ND-21 & ND-22 and fifth water well rig.
1995 Acquisition of a new onshore rig ND-23 and sixth water well rig.
1998-99 Acquisition of two onshore rigs ND-24 & ND-25.
Moving into newly completed 17-storey headquarters building.
2000 Implementation of the Well Delivery Limit (WDL) initiative saves operating company significant cost and reduces well durations drastically.
2001 Rigs Al-Ghallan, ND-1, ND-8 and ND-17 complete five years without Lost Time Incident.
2002 NDC's 30 year anniversary is marked by a corporate reorganization and new identity.
2003 Acquisition of three advanced cluster-type rigs ND-31, ND-32 and ND-33.
Implementation of SAP ERP.
Implementation of Balanced Scorecard.
2004 Acquisition of fourth cluster type rig, ND-34.
Winning of ADNOC HSE award titled "Proactive Mini Risk Assessment of All Hands/Every Task".
Provision of VSAT services on all onshore rigs.
Building new workshop at base camp.
2005 Acquisition of Multi-Purpose Service Vessel Al-Ghweifat.
Acquisition of offshore rig Al-Hail.
ND-17 completes 10 years without Lost Time Incident.
Rig Al-Ittihad undergoes Rig Integrity Assurance Program (RIAP).
Commencement of drilling services with onshore slick wireline units.
Provision of directional drilling services.
NDC hosts first Regional Rig Owners Seminar.
2006 ND-1 completes 10 years without Lost Time Incident.
Winning of ADNOC HSE award titled Simulating for Success" and special recognition award titled "Aviation Fires Downrated".
Provision of offshore slick wireline services.
2007 Winning of ADNOC HSE award titled "Improved Transport Safety through VMS".
Rig Junana completes Rig Integrity Assurance Program (RIAP).
Receiving ISO 14001 certification.
Winning of Sheikh Khalifa Excellence Award.
2008 Winning of ADNOC HSE award titled "Kidney stones – prevention & minimizing".
Introduction of two onshore rigs ND-38 & ND-50.
2009 Winning of ADNOC HSE award titled "Team recognition: Way to Enhance HSE Performance".
Rig Al-Ghallan completes Rig Integrity Assurance Program (RIAP).
Commencement of electric logging services.
Receiving IADC Rig Pass certification.
Awarding contract to build 7 new land rigs.
2010 Awarding contract to build 2 new offshore jack-up rigs and re-activate offshore jack up rig Al-Bzoom.
Drilling of first offshore oil base wells for ZADCO.
Drilling of first onshore well using under-balance technique for ADCO
ND-17 completes 15 years without a Lost Time Incident.
Winning of ADNOC HSE award titled "Zero Spills".
NDC hosts first GCC Drilling Companies Exchange meeting.
Joining of ADNOC Remote Areas Medical Service (RAMS).
2011 Achieved best Lost Time Incident Frequency rate performance in company history.
4 new land rigs ND-51 to 54 start operations.
Offshore rig Al-Bzoom reactivation project completed and commenced operations for ADMA-OPCO.
Awarding construction of 3 additional land rigs for ADCO.
Awarding construction contract for 7 island rigs for ZADCO and ADMA-OPCO for cluster-well operations.
Slick wireline units expanding with 5 additional units.
3 new modern centralized accommodation camps constructed and commenced operations.
Awarding construction of accommodation complex at field base.
Winning of ADNOC HSE award titled “Traffic Lights : A snapshot of Asset Health”.
Receiving ISO 27001 certification for Information Security.
2012 ND-17 completes record breaking 17 years 17 years without Lost Time incident.
3 new land rigs ND-55 to ND-57 start operations.
2 new offshore jack-up rigs Makasib and Muhaiyimat start operations.
Manufacturing additional 3 land rigs and 7 island rigs.
Awarding construction contract of 1 new 2000hp rig.
Awarding construction contract of 3 trailer mounted workover rigs.
Awarding construction contract for additional 4 jack-up rigs.
Awarding of third party rental contracts for 3 land rigs and 3 offshore jack-up rigs.
Upgrading of land rigs ND-32 & ND-33 to drill on ZADCO artificial islands.
Completion of construction of main accommodation complex and training center.
Expansion of wireline services with additional 5 onshore and 1 offshore units.
Winning of 3 ADNOC HSE awards, Proactive Asset Integrity Reports, Real-Time VMS, and Rigs Medical Services.
2013 Winning of ADNOC HSE Award in Safety category for the project titled “Automated Pipe Handling: Eliminating the Human Intervention”
Completion of Upgrade of land rigs ND-32 & ND-33 to drill on ZADCO artificial islands.
Receiving of ISO 9001:2008 certification for Quality Management System.
Ongoing construction & manufacturing of 18 rigs including 4 Jack-up, 2 Land, 7 Island, 5 Workover units.
Award of 3 rented jack-up rigs.
Arrival of 1 Island rig and 3 workover rigs.
Acquisition of land rig ND-58, ND-59 & ND-60.
Winning of Sheikh Khalifa Excellence Award (SKEA).
2014 Winning of 3 ADNOC HSE Awards Occupational Health: “Management of Change in Lifestyle”, Contractor Partnership: “LED Lights: The Greenest &Safest Confined Space Lightning” and Sustainability: “Ground Water Conservation: Saving for the Future”.
Acquisition of 2 new offshore jack-up rigs Qarnin & Marawwah.
Acquisition of 3 new land rigs ND-61, ND-62 & ND-63.
Acquisition of 2 new island rigs ND-66 & ND-67.
Acquisition of 5 Workover rigs ND-87 to ND-91.
Ongoing construction & manufacturing of 17 land rigs and 5 waterwell rigs.
Inauguration of NDC Drilling Training Center.
Winning of 2014 ADIPEC Excellence Award in the ‘Best Oilfield Services Company’ for ‘Committed to the Region'.