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Essar Oilfields Services Limited is a fully owned subsidiary of Essar Shipping Limited. It owns and operates 15 land rigs and one offshore semi-submersible rig. Our rig fleet will soon expand with the addition of two new build Jack-Up Rigs, which are currently under construction at the ABG Shipyard Ltd. India


Essar was the first Indian private sector entrant in the business of onshore and offshore contract drilling and has played a pioneering role since its entry into the business in 1986. It also has the distinction of being the first Indian drilling contractor to secure international drilling contracts in 1991. With an excellent safety track record, it has had the distinction of working with many international oil exploration companies like Vietgazprom, Prest Perfuracoes, Asamera Oil & Lasmo Oil in Indonesia, Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) in Sultanate of Oman, Philippines National Oil Co. (PNOC) in Phillipines, PNZ Development Group in Kuwait, Saudi Aramco in Saudi Arabia, Qatar Petroleum (QP) in Qatar apart from Indian operators like Oil & Natural Gas Corporation Ltd., Oil India Ltd. Cairn Energy, Niko Resources Ltd. and Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation Ltd. etc

Health Safety and Environment
At EOSL, our commitment to Health, Safety and Environment is an integral part of our business DNA. We are committed to pursuing the highest standards of health, safety and environmental performance. EOSL is in compliance with all applicable legislation within the areas of our operation, to conduct all operations in a manner that promotes safe work practices and minimizes risk to our employees and the environment; and to implement the programs, training and internal controls necessary to achieve these goals.

The backbone of EOSL's HSE policy is our in-house EROMS (Essar Rig Operations Management System) system. EROMS has been modeled on various internationally recognized codes, standards and practices, including the ISO quality and environmental management series, OHSAS and IADC. It has been developed in alignment with the corporate governance and guidance requirements of  Essar. EOSL adopts an integrated approach to the development, use and continuous improvement of the EROMS. 


Offshore Operations
The Essar Wildcat is manned by a set of highly experienced global crew (Australia, United Kingdom, Brazil, Azerbaijan, South Africa etc) who bring significant knowledge, expertise and diversity to the rig.

Onshore Operations
Since the inception of the Drilling business in Essar, the Onshore Drilling team has successfully drilled over 500+ wells for customers like ONGC, Oil India, GSPC – Niko, PD Oman, Saudi Aramco, Cairn Energy to name a few. The quantum of work successfully completed in itself is testament to their abilities. EOSL's team holds the record for drilling the deepest corehole in India. We also have the distinction of drilling the first shale gas well in India at Durgapur.

We continually maintain and develop an extensive network of people associated with this industry. Our long-term association with the drilling industry in India ensures that we are able to attract, absorb and retain the best available talent in this space. In addition, as part of the larger learning and development programs, we mentor engineers hired from some of the best campuses across the country. This helps us build our own in-house talent pool of people capable of handling both technical and commercial aspects of the industry.

Contact us
For business enquiries, please contact:
Capt. Sajid Syed (Head – Marketing & Business Development)
Email: Sajid.Syed@essar.com

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