Managing Directors Message


Managing Director - Administration


Managing Director – Technical

Managing Directors Message

From a modest beginning in 1964, Arabian Drilling Company (ADC) has positioned itself as one of the largest drilling contractors in the region by identifying and responding to client requirements and the changing trends in the oilfield industry. Building upon more than 55 years of experience, ADC provides its clients with a safe and cost-effective drilling services through the combination of a well-motivated workforce led by a dedicated management team with the latest modern equipment and pioneering technology.

At present, ADC owns and operates a large, modern and versatile fleet of 38 land rigs and 7 offshore rigs  supported by a highly qualified and experienced staff.

Talent acquisition in ADC is an ongoing process where we recruit and train a multi-national workforce from more than 43 countries worldwide. Our continued commitment to hire, train and retain a skilled base of local talent was reflected in a Saudization rate of more than 75% considering a total workforce of close to 5,000 employees.

As a service company, our primary consideration must always be our clients, and our primary objective, their satisfaction. ADC management and its employees are committed to providing the best quality of services to our clients and to exceed the client expectations in terms with the high safety standards and policies and procedures of ADC. Our success in achieving this is measured by our client’s perception of not only the technical execution of jobs, but also, our overall response in terms of readiness, communication, safety, and service attitude. ADC has a well equipped training center – Dhahran Training Center (DTC), which provides the best possible learning and teaching environment well equipped with the latest networks and simulator equipment. The DTC will prepare young Saudis for work in the oil and gas industry and build a competent workforce to support the  ADC clients in all locations and  develop local Saudis as Supervisors and Managers.

ADC demonstrates its commitment to the environment and has stringent internal regulations to ensure that its activity does not directly or indirectly affect it. Our competitive edge is our advantage with the local laws and regulations and the know-how on the various legal requirements and permissions required for operating in the region, which makes it easier for changes as per client demands.

ADC will continue to carry on this tradition by providing the highest quality service and performance to its customers, employees, and shareholders.
Finally, we would like to extend my deep appreciation to our clients for their trust, and employees of ADC for their continuing efforts and loyal dedication to ADC.

Ali Hamid Alghamdi
Managing Director – Administration

Shams Rehman
Managing Director – Technical