Social Responsibility - Drilling

Social Responsibility

An inclusive culture and a diverse workforce

The ADNOC Drilling family comprises more than 8,000+ dedicated engineers, specialists and technicians from 73 different countries. We are committed to fostering an inclusive culture and implementing workforce diversity. Ensuring fairness, equality and diversity in recruiting, compensating, motivating, retaining, and promoting employees is essential to us. 


ADNOC Drilling is home to 8,000+ dedicated engineers, specialists and technicians from 73 different countries. They make up our unique drilling family.

Drilling is highly skilled work carried out in some of the harshest and most challenging environments across the desert and offshore. Our frontline staff are trained to operate under the strictest safety regimes that we call ‘100% HSE.’

In the early days of the industry a lot of the drilling work was done manually but now our staff are multi-faceted, trained to operate advanced digital technology or run increasingly automated drilling machines. They are renowned for close-knit teamworking and a commitment to responsibly and safely delivering start-to-finish wells on-time and on-budget.

Future Generation

ADNOC Drilling is building the next generation of drilling specialists and equipping them with advanced skills and knowledge, as well as hands-on experience to perform efficiently and lead digitalization, remote automation and artificial intelligence driven solutions.

We established the first Drilling Training Center (DTC) in the Middle East at Bida’a Al Oshaneh in Abu Dhabi’s Al Dhafra region in 2014, and have already passed the milestone of 1,000 Emirati graduates, many of whom are now working on our onshore, offshore and island rigs.

We use state-of-the-art VR and digital simulation technology and provide students with expert trainers who have decades of industry experience. We proactively recruit the best engineering students from the UAE’s top universities, including many women.