Established in 1972 as ADNOC's sole drilling provider, ADNOC Drilling is today the largest national drilling company in the Middle East by rig size fleet with plans to expand further within this decade.
The Board of Directors is responsible for ADNOC Drilling’s strategic direction, oversight and corporate governance.
The Executive Management team is responsible for overseeing ADNOC Drilling's operation and business development activities.
ADNOC Drilling was created by Emiri Decree in 1972 as the first subsidiary under full Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) ownership, with a mission to drill wells helping ADNOC unlock the UAE’s vast reserves of oil and gas for the benefit of the nation.
Home to the world's sixth largest crude oil reserves, the UAE currently holds around 107 billion stock tank barrels (STB) of proven oil reserves.
As the majority of the crude oil and gas reserves in the UAE are located in Abu Dhabi, most exploration, appraisal, development and production activities in the UAE is carried out by ADNOC.
Our strategy positions us well to benefit from a planned increase in drilling activity and to meet ADNOC’s target of increasing crude oil production capacity to 5 million barrels per day by 2030.
We continue to tirelessly refine the way we work, leveraging smart drilling techniques and engineering solutions, building our capabilities so we can be even more cost efficient as we drill more wells.
For nearly 50 years, ADNOC Drilling has drilled wells to enable ADNOC to sustainably unlock Abu Dhabi’s oil and gas wealth for the benefit of the nation. We have done so by reinforcing ADNOC’s long-standing commitment to environmental and social stewardship across our areas of operation.
We believe that we have a responsibility to protect the health and safety of our people, minimize the consumption of resources and control emissions to ensure a sustainable ecosystem for future generations.
We are committed to fostering an inclusive culture and implementing workforce diversity in recruiting, compensating, motivating, retaining, and promoting employees.
ADNOC Drilling has a strong corporate governance framework that is fully aligned with the SCA's corporate governance guidelines.
As of 3 October 2021, our parent company Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) owned 84% of ADNOC Drilling's outstanding shares.