Who we are

With over 125 years of experience, NATO Drilling is one of the world’s leading drilling and engineering contractors working onshore and offshore with a focus on safety, quality and operational performance. 

We operate approximately 90 drilling rigs in 20 countries employing people in Africa, Europe, Russia, the Middle East, the Caspian Sea, South East Asia and The Americas.



NATO Drilling has four world class divisions which provide premium rig services, specialist engineering and design, and land rig manufacture. These are Land, Offshore, Bentec and RDS.  

Our aim is to be recognised as the world’s most successful drilling and engineering contractor through measurable performance improvement, delivering safe, effective and trouble-free operations.

NATO Drilling's corporate headquarters are in Aberdeen where the Land, Offshore and RDS divisions operate from.  Bentec is headquartered at  its ​manufacturing facility in Bad Bentheim, Germany. ​


We also have offices in all of our key markets and countries of operation.

At the heart of our operations are our Core Values and the NATO Drilling Way which define the behaviours of our employees and how we work as a company. We are focused on training and retaining our highly-skilled employees, maintaining our strong health and safety track record and ensuring operational and technical integrity.

Our relationships with our clients and the quality of service that we provide are of paramount importance to us and we have worked hard to establish strong, long-term relationships with our customers, suppliers and local partners to secure our reputation as a premium drilling contractor.

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