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 operated in including Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Gabon, Qatar, Libya and Syria.

Throughout the past four decades, EDC had worked closely with its partners and had built a strong successful relationship with them. With the continued 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 local and global oil and gas clients and provide exceptional client services, and have a safer and more secure workplace.

We are determined to sustain and build on the remarkable achievement that we had throughout the past four decades through the dedication and commitment of our people whose priority is to focus on operational excellence, implement the highest Safety standards and maintain our leadership position in the market.

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 grow EDC in the future.

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

EDC Chairman & Managing Director
Salah Abdelkareem

EDC Leaders

  • Salah Abdelkareem
    Chairman & Managing Director
    Mr. Abdelkareem has over 25 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, latest as Chairman of North Sinai Petroleum Company (NOSPCO). Formerly, he has held the positions of EPHH Chairman for one year until mid-2016 and prior to that as the Oil Wells Drilling and Maintenance General Manager with Gulf of Suez Petroleum Company (Gupco).
  • 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
    Chief Commercial Officer
    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 Officer
    Mohamed Nazim has held the position of Chief Operations Officer at Egyptian Drilling Company since July 2017, managing around 70 onshore and offshore rigs in Egypt. He has over 30 years of experience in the oil and gas field. Prior to his current role, he held the position of Operations Vice President in Advance Energy Systems (ADES) for two years and also gained GCC business exposure working with National Drilling Company (NDC) in UAE for five years. Nazim holds a Bsc. of Geology from Al Azhar University and gained hands on experience when he commenced his career with EDC in 1986 as a rig hand on several rig types and locations, and as a rig superintendent from 2006 till 2010.
  • 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
  • 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.