About us

ODENL is a joint venture offshore drilling company owned by Valaris Limited and Pacesetter Deepsea Drilling Limited.

Valaris Limited (NYSE: VAL) is the industry leader in offshore drilling services across all water depths and geographies. Operating a high-quality rig fleet of ultra-deepwater drillships, versatile semisubmersibles and modern shallow-water jackups, Valaris has experience operating in nearly every major offshore basin, with extensive experience in West Africa. Valaris maintains an unwavering commitment to safety, operational excellence, and customer satisfaction, with a focus on technology and innovation. To learn more, visit the Valaris website – www.valaris.com

Pacesetter Drilling Deepsea Limited (formerly OES Deepsea Limited) is widely considered to be a leading indigenous provider of upstream drilling services to the Nigerian oil and gas industry. Pacesetter is the leading indigenous swamp drilling contractor in Nigeria with four (4) swamp rigs in its fleet.

Pacesetter’s reputation in the industry is strengthened by its impressive track record of drilling best-in class wells for the major IOC’s, which has positioned the company as the preferred indigenous service provider.

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


To be the leading offshore drilling company in Nigeria

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Core values

Operational Excellence

Dedication to safety

Ethical Behavior and Teamwork

No Harm to People, Property or the Environment

Leading Driller of Choice

Safety, health and environment

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 eventss

Safety Health And Environmental Policy

Safety Summary

Our Fleet