We are dedicated to providing technical and operational expertise across the drilling rigs business

To achieve this, we leverage on our partnerships with leading service providers who have operations in many areas including Africa, Europe, US and Canada. Our highly trained Nigerian personnel work closely with our partners to ensure that we are up to date with industry best practices.

This close working relationship has enabled OESL become highly skilled at identifying and executing cost effective solutions that add value to our clients operations.


Drilling Rigs


OESL commenced its drilling rigs services in 2007 following the acquisition of two swamp rigs. Today, the company has a fleet to five swamp drilling rigs namely Teamwork, Respect, Integrity, Passion and Professionalism. OESL continues to assess the market with a view to expand its fleet to include additional swamp rigs as well as jack-up and deep-water assets.

We are proud to have Nigerians occupying all shore-based rig management positions; and having accumulated over 100 years work experience with reputable multinational service companies, these individuals are considered to be among the best available in the industry. The company has developed direct relationships with leading Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM’s) such as National Oilwell Varco (NOV), Electro-Motive Diesel Limited (EMD) and Oilfield (OFT) thus enabling OESL to procure spares and equipment within a reasonable timeframe. As the pioneer drilling contractor to return to the swamps after the amnesty deal in 2009, we have worked closely with our clients to ensure our operations proceed uninterrupted. This feat along with our lost time incident (LTI) free safety record sets OESL apart as a leader in its class.