NDC is the first venture among ADNOC Group of Companies. It was established in May 1972 to handle drilling operations required for exploration and field development as well as undertaking workover and maintenance operations in both onshore and offshore areas. NDC became a wholly owned subsidiary of ADNOC in 1978.
NDC has successfully carried out all drilling operations requirements and played an important role in the discovery of oil and gas in Abu Dhabi. NDC won many safety awards including Gold and Presidents awards from the international Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC).
Today NDC is a leading drilling company with over 24 years of accumulated experience and one of the largest drilling contractors in the Middle East. Currently, the company operates a modern fleet of ten offshore and eleven onshore drilling and workover rigs. In addition, the company has six water well rigs all operating in two projects to survey the ground water of Abu Dhabi and Al Ain.