North Drilling was registered as an upstream oil industry company by virtue of a decision by the Board of Directors of National Iranian Oil Company.
The company starts activity based on cutting edge technologies and knowledge-based management.
Iran Behshahr and Rata vessels become operational.
Elima offshore jackup rig becomes operational.
NDC-110 onshore drilling platform become operational.
By virtue of Article 44 of the Constitution, North Drilling becomes a public joint stock company.
NDC111, NDC-112 and NDC-113 onshore drilling platforms are put into operation.
Share subscription starts by North Drilling at Tehran Stock Exchange.
A two-year contract is signed for drilling in Turkmenistan’s Cheliken by Elima jackup rig. The contract has so far been renewed due to North Drilling’s good performance. North Drilling continues to be the only Iranian drilling company operating overseas.
NDC-114, NDC-115 and NDC-117 onshore drilling platforms are launched.
NDC-116 onshore drilling platform becomes operational.
Exploration drilling operations for Sardar-e-Jangal field by sophisticated Amir-Kabir semi-submersible (owned by Khazar Exploration and Production Company) is over in the Caspian Sea.
NDC-119 onshore drilling platform starts operation.
Sahar-I jackup rig comes on-stream.
Sahar-II jackup rig comes on-stream.
North Drilling continues to remain a modern drilling company in Iran and the Middle East. It owns 9 onshore drilling rigs and 3 jackup rigs.