Ocean Deep Drilling ESV Nigeria Limited (ODENL)

is a joint venture partnership company formed by OES Energy Services Limited and Valaris plc


Ocean Deep Drilling ESV Nigeria Limited (“ODENL”) is a private limited liability company, incorporated under the Companies and Allied Matters Act of 1990 and domiciled in Nigeria. The Company was jointly incorporated by OES  and Valaris plc (former Ensco) with the aim of deploying and operating offshore drilling assets in Nigeria.

OES Energy Services Limited (“OESL”) is the leading and largest indigenous provider of swamp drilling rig services to exploration and production companies operating in Nigeria, with a track record of safe and efficient service delivery. OESL has been providing services to the Nigerian upstream sector for more than 10 years. OESL is the most experienced indigenous drilling contractor, with a fleet of four swamp drilling rigs that have achieved five million man-hours without a lost time incident, while operating with a 97% indigenous workforce. The company has provided drilling and completions services to all the major international oil companies operating in Nigeria.

Valaris plc (“Valaris”) is a global provider of offshore drilling services to the petroleum industry for more than 29 years focusing on operating safely and exceeding customer expectations. Valaris is the industry leader in customer satisfaction, ranking first for the seventh year in a row with top honors in 12 of 18 categories in a 2016 independent industry survey. Its high-quality fleet includes drillships, dynamically-positioned semisubmersibles, moored semisubmersibles and premium jackups. Valaris rigs have drilled some of the most complex wells in virtually every major offshore basin around the globe, and currently operate across six continents.

This partnership brings together an indigenous firm with a proven track record of service delivery in the Nigerian drilling market and an international technical partner with a global footprint, more than 50 drilling assets and three decades of  experience in the drilling industry.

This best-in-class combination of OES’ in-country experience and Valaris’s global operations creates a world-class drilling company.


To be the leading offshore drilling company in Nigeria


         Operational Excellence

         Dedication to Safety

         Ethical Behavior and Teamwork

         No Harm to People, Property or the Environment

         Leading Driller of Choice


At ODENL, we will protect the safety, health and security of all personnel involved in our operations; respect and care for the environment; preserve the assets of our company; and prevent unplanned operational events.

Our Assets

Ensco DS-4

Ensco DS-10

Board of Directors

Our People

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Contact Info

6C, Abdulrahman Okene Close, Off Ligali Ayorinde, VI, Lagos


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