About EDC

EDC History


About EDC

  • Our Vision
    We aim to provide continuous safe access to energy.
  • Our Mission
    We aim to provide: Continuous return to the shareholders. First class drilling services to the industry. Long term and equal opportunities to the employees. A safe and healthy workplace. A good corporate citizen for our community
  • EDC Strategy
    As an Egyptian company, our strategy shall be to maintain a strong presence in our domestic market, and give priority to domestic clients. Our expansion in the international market shall be directed at the bigger markets with long term potential, both on-shore and off-shore. Our financial strength shall be used to secure an expansion in the off-shore market. Our three main business areas, off-shore, on-shore drilling, and on-shore work-over shall remain our focus areas. Other services shall only be undertaken for the reason of supporting our focus business

Message from the Chairman

On behalf of EDC employees, I would like to welcome you to Egyptian Drilling Company (EDC) website.
Our website is designed to meet the needs of our valued visitors, and I hope it creates an opportunity for you to learn more about the services we offer to our clients and our fleet of 70 rigs as well as the world class operations we provide and the highest safety standards implemented across the organization.

EDC is one of the leading drilling contractors in Egypt, the Middle East and Africa. Since the company’s inception in 1976, EDC has been playing a pioneering role in the development of the drilling industry in all countries it operates in including Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Gabon, Qatar, Libya and Syria.

This is a special time in EDC’s history as we celebrate 40 years since the start of our business in Egypt. As we celebrate four decades of success, dedication and commitment of our people, we are determined to sustain and build on the remarkable achievement by focusing on operational excellence, implementing the highest Safety standards and on maintaining our leadership position in the market.

With the challenges that the oil and gas sector continues to face, we are more persistent than ever to continue to build on our strong partnerships with our global oil & gas clients and provide exceptional client services, and have a safer and more secure workplace.

We will not be able achieve all this unless we have the right people in place. That’s why we are committed towards investing in our people and developing their competencies, and identifying our talents and future leaders who will continue our path and maintain EDC leadership position.

Thank you for visiting EDC website, and I welcome any feedback you might have.

Thank You,
Samir Abbady

Message from the CEO

EDC is proud to be one of the leading drilling contractors in Egypt, Africa and the Middle East. Our mission is to deliver first class drilling services to the oil & gas industry while maintaining safe operations and a healthy workplace, provide long term and equal opportunities to our employees, and become good corporate citizens for our community.

Thanks to the support of our customers and the commitment of our employees, we have, since our establishment in 1976, managed to grow our fleet to 70 rigs and expand our operations outside of Egypt, across Middle East and Africa.

As the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) I feel proud to lead an organization that commits to operational excellence and the highest safety standards. This is also how we earn our clients’ trust.

As a member of the International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC) we are always up to date with the MENA and international safety standards. Our operational uptime has consistently exceeded 98%, and our safety records have been second to none with an LTI Frequency Rate of 0.17.

We are continuously working on improving our technologies and processes and finding alternatives for technical challenges in order to keep up with the market and our clients’ needs.

Our training center is one of the establishments that we are very proud of. We continuously develop the skills and capabilities of our people through offering advanced drilling, safety and technical trainings. Our state-of-the-art ‘DS-5000’ simulator enables us to train people in disaster scenarios in a safe environment. This gives us assurance that we always have well trained people in the right positions.

At EDC, we follow five core values in everything we do - uprightness, humbleness, constant care, our employees and our name. Our values have guided our business throughout our 40-year journey and will continue to do so.

I am excited about the future of EDC. My goal is to continue to grow EDC’s business in Egypt as well as in key markets abroad, work closely with our customers, and understand their needs while offering best in class services and the highest safety standards with the support and commitment of 5,000 top of class professional employees.

On behalf of everyone at EDC, welcome to our website. If you have any questions, please contact us on contactus@egyptian-drilling.com

Kind Regards,
Jeppe Jensen

EDC Leaders

  • Jeppe Jensen
    Chief Executive Officer
    Jeppe comes with a background in Business Administration, and a specialization in Finance from Copenhagen Business School. He also holds a Master's Degree in Business Administration from the New York Institute of Technology. Jeppe has been with the Maersk Group for 29 years, and the past 10 years with APM Terminals. His last assumed position was CEO at APM Terminals in Al Aqaba, Jordan. Jeppe has taken up the position of EDC CEO in February 2017
  • Shereen Sabry
    HR Director
    Shereen studied Computer Science and finished her Bachelor in 1993. In 2015 she got her Executive Master in Business Administration (EMBA) from AUC. Shereen’s career started in the IT industry as a programmer and in 1999 she moved into the Human Resources field. She has done many selective IT & HR trainings to enhance her expertise and competencies. Shereen has, during her 17 years of experience within the HR field, held many different roles, last of which was the position of HR Manager for the last 10 years.
  • Mohamed Wagih
    QM-HSE Manager
    Wagih is a 2001 Mechanical Engineering graduate and holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from University of Phoenix Houston, USA. Wagih held the QM-HSE position since July 2017 after being EDC COO for six years. Prior to that, Wagih has spent four years in Houston as part of the management team, establishing the shore base in preparation for the arrival of the Maersk Developer a 6th generation DP2, Dual activity Semi-Submersible to operate in the GOM and operating it for various operators including Statoil and Exxon Mobile. Today he manages the safety of around 70 onshore and offshore rigs.
  • Mohamed Nazim
    Chief Operations Manager
  • Salwa Helal
    Chief Procurement Officer
    Salwa has joined EDC in 1990 and had the chance to gain her 26 years of experience in various functions starting from Finance to Sales & Contracts then working abroad at EDC’s Syria branch. She then joined Moller Supply in Houston/USA and finally worked as Head or Purchasing. To support her career, she has studied two graduate diplomas in the Supply Chain & MIPP. Salwa has successfully led her team to become more cost efficient, available and have professional Negotiation & Sourcing skills.
  • Mohamed Shalaby
    Chief Financial Officer
    Shalaby holds CMA certification from the American Institute of Certified Management Accountants. He has been a highly accomplished, results-driven senior accounting and financial management executive with more than 30 years of progressive experience in finance and operations management. Shalaby held the position of EDC CFO during 2016
  • Jim Thorn
    Chief Commercial Officer
    James Thorn holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Strathclyde. Prior to his current role, Jim has held senior management positions in Trinidad Drilling International where he was responsible for setting the business up in the Eastern Hemisphere, namely in Saudi Arabia and UAE. He has also worked with Saxon Energy Services, Weatherford and Schlumberger where he has held senior operational and commercial management positions and been located in the Middle East since 2000.
  • Omnia Samra
    Communications Manager
    Omnia holds a Bachelor’s Degree of Arts in Political Science, with specialization in International Relations from the American University in Cairo. She has an extensive experience in Public Relations and Communications, with 13 years of agency and corporate experience in Egypt and the GCC. Prior to joining EDC, Omnia was the Head of Communications at HSBC Bank Egypt and has also managed blue chip clients in the UAE and the GCC as a Regional Public Relations Consultant at Impact Porter Novelli, Dubai.
  • Tamer Salah
    Engineering & Maintenance Manager
    Tamer joined EDC in 1997, working as an Electrical Engineer on-board one of EDC’s Rigs. He cultivated his technical knowledge and leadership skills, and was able to build his career in EDC up to the Senior Management positions. Today, Tamer leads over 180 employees and is responsible for 42 Rig building projects as well as life extensions and major upgrade projects for existing rigs. Tamer obtained his Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, and has also become a member of (IAPM) International Academy of Project Management.
  • Abdallah Mohamed
    Chief Internal Auditor
    Abdallah holds an MBA in Finance, and Certified Internal Auditor "CIA" from the Institute of Internal Audit, Florida, USA since 2008. He had a professional work experience with multinational firms (HSBC, KPMG, MINC Associates) and is also an instructor for the internal audit "CIA" and Managerial Accounting "CMA" certificates at American University in Cairo “AUC.
  • Ali Hamed
    Chief Information Officer
    Ali received his Bachelor's Degree in Communication Engineering from Mansoura University. He started his academic career in 1994 as a lecturer in NTI (National Telecommunication Institute). Ali joined EDC in March 1998 as a Senior Systems Administrator and cultivated his technical knowledge and leadership skills and successfully built his career in EDC. Ali established a powerful IT infrastructure improving the IT systems and service stability complying with ITIL worldwide standard.
  • Nadia Abdelmawla
    Legal Manager
    Nadia holds a Master’s Degree in International Business Law from Cairo University. She has started her career as an associate attorney for a law office for two years, and has then moved on to become a Researcher in the Centre d’etude et de Development Economique, Juridique et Social at the French Consulate. Today, Nadia is responsible for establishing EDC’s anti-corruption program and updating the organizations code of conduct along with the rest of her judiciary duties.
  • Mohamed Ashraf
    DPS General Manager
    Mohamed Ashraf is the General Manager of Drilling Petroleum Services (DPS) in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He has taken this position in 1998 and became a board member in 2008. He is a Petroleum Engineering graduate with over 35 years of experience in the oil and drilling sector. Mohamed started his career with EDC as an Assistant Driller on offshore Rigs and was also exposed to some field services related to location and transportation maintenance.
  • Allan Ramsing
    Gabon Branch Manager
    Allan Ramsing is a Marine Engineer who graduated from the Marine Academy in Esbjerg Denmark. He has started his career in 1995 as a Navigator apprentice on several rigs and then joined Maersk Drilling’s SDT trainee program in 2003. Since then, Ramsing has excelled taking up several positions on some of Maersk’s Offshore rigs. In 2007, Ramsing was assigned as EDC’s Onshore Rig Manager and soon after he held the position of EDC’s Offshore Rig Manager until 2011. Since June 2012, Ramsing has held the position of EDC’s Gabon Branch Manager and has managed to obtain pioneering uptime and safety standards which have made EDC’s Offshore rig the only rig working with Total Gabon during the oil crisis.