||National Drilling Company is established by a resolution of the Abu Dhabi Council of Ministers.
|| Acquisition of first onshore rigs, ND-1 and ND-2.
||Acquisition of first offshore rig, Al-Ittihad.
||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.
||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.
||Commencement of Ground Water Research Project in Al-Ain in partnership with the U.S. Geological Survey.
|| 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.
|| Acquisition of a new onshore rig ND-23 and sixth water well rig.
||Acquisition of two onshore rigs ND-24 & ND-25.
Moving into newly completed 17-storey headquarters building.
|| Implementation of the Well Delivery Limit (WDL) initiative saves operating company significant cost and reduces well durations drastically.
||Rigs Al-Ghallan, ND-1, ND-8 and ND-17 complete five years without Lost Time Incident.
|| NDC's 30 year anniversary is marked by a corporate reorganization and new identity.
|| Acquisition of three advanced cluster-type rigs ND-31, ND-32 and ND-33.
Implementation of SAP ERP.
Implementation of Balanced Scorecard.
|| 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.
||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.
|| 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.
|| 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.
||Winning of ADNOC HSE award titled "Kidney stones – prevention & minimizing".
Introduction of two onshore rigs ND-38 & ND-50.
||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.
|| Awarding contract to build 2 new offshore jack-up rigs and re-activate offshore jack up rig Al-Bzoom.
Drilling of first offshore oil based drilling fluid wells.
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).
4 new land rigs ND-51 to 54 start operations.
Offshore rig Al-Bzoom starts operations.
Awarding construction of 3 additional land rigs.
Awarding construction of 7 island rigs.
Slick wireline unites expanding with 5 additional units.
Start-up of 3 Centralized fixed type rig camps.
Commencing 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.
Drilling of first onshore well using under-balance technique.