The Arabian Drilling Company Wins IKTVA’s Gold Status Seal
The Arabian Drilling Company (ADC), a company of TAQA, which won IKTVA’s Gold Status Seal for the second consecutive year underlines IKTVA’s role in fostering localization in onshore and offshore oil and gas exploration. Since its inception, ADC has developed a creative localization, Saudization and training strategy focusing on quality employment and innovative training to develop and retain high-caliber Saudi workers. Though ADC has received two IKTVA award over the past two years – the “Best Staff Recognition Employer” in 2016 and “Best Staff Training and Development Employer” in 2017 – the company’s ambition knows no boundaries as it works consistently to meet IKTVA’s ambitious ratios. ADC has hired around 2,400 Saudis since 2015 and will graduate around 450 apprentices from its diverse in-house apprenticeship programs. ADC’s spend on local procurement to total procurement increased from dramatically from 42% in 2014 to 72% in 2017. ADC is a pioneer regional leader in the oil and gas drilling services. It supports the drilling industry with innovative technological solutions to tackle some of the most critical challenges, while maintaining a culture focused on people. ADC has prioritized the development and care of its human capital, with industry-leading training and benefit programs, as it continues to improve service quality and safety performance.