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A leading drilling contractor

Odfjell Drilling’s commitment to everyday excellence, in everything it undertakes, has seen the company negotiate a path to success in one of the most demanding industries on Earth – offshore oil and gas.

The sector is characterised by rigorous requirements and extraordinary standards. It operates under the world’s most stringent regulatory environment for safety measures, yet is constantly evolving due to rapid technological advances. 

This dynamic industry landscape means drilling companies must retain an exceptional focus on day-to-day operations to ensure optimum performance, strict standards and the highest quality deliveries for their clients. 

This is something that Odfjell Drilling intrinsically understands – it has been our focus for the more than 45 years. 

In that time we have emerged as a true market leader in contract platform drilling, while establishing a position as one of the major engineering and platform drilling contractors in the North Sea, with a growing global ambition.


Platform drilling
With the Statfjord B award in 1978, Odfjell Drilling expanded from mobile drilling units into platform drilling market and established itself as the first Norwegian drilling contractor within platform production drilling on the Norwegian Continental shelf. Since 2003 we have been a successful player in the UK platform drilling market. In 2020, we are at the forefront of the contract-drilling sector with a large number of operations in the North Sea including the most sophisticated platform drilling installations both in Norway in in the UK; The Johan Sverdrup in Norway, the Mariner, Clair and Clair Ridge installations in the UK.  

Odfjell Drilling currently operates a number of fixed and floating production drilling platforms where we blend highly skilled personnel, modern equipment, advanced collaboration environments, and optimal work processes to create efficient operations – every day, everywhere. 

Our people are central to our success. Odfjell Drilling prides itself on attracting and retaining the best people: creating workplaces that are motivating and satisfying, while putting the framework in place to enable our employees to develop with their assigned tasks. 

This approach allows us to stay ahead in such a demanding environment and is all part of our broader commitment to continual improvement. 

This is what makes Odfjell Drilling a trusted supplier for platform drilling, chosen for our experience and expertise.


Our services
We provide production drilling, completions, slot recoveries, P&A, workovers and maintenance activities. We have special competencies within subsea, well control, HPHT, MPD, QHSE, and maintenance management.

Proven safety and operational performance
Odfjell Drilling has decades of platform drilling experience, running contract drilling operations on both the Norwegian and the UK Continental Shelves. The Drilling & Technology team operates, and has experience from, both floating and fixed production-drilling platforms. This experience includes operations on state-of-the-art drilling facilities, with cyber-based technology. The unit has received a number of awards for its excellent safety performance.


Efficient operations through one integrated team
The unit has one integrated team that heads and supports operations internationally. This organisational structure promotes the practice of, and focus on, sharing experience, best practice and competence between sites.