Company – Oil Drilling Operations in the UK & Global Services

Rig 25 in the snow


The Proven Leader in Drilling Technology, Environmental Awareness, Safety & Profitability

Four guys in hard hats working on a rig with large wrenches in their hands.

Crawford Oil (Exploration) Services Limited. (03695868) is an international drilling and exploration company, that has branches in theUnited States and Canada, with head office Located on the Wallis Road Skippers Lane Ind, Est, Middlesbrough, with 13 of the most unique oil and gas land drilling rigs specially designed to drill oil wells in extreme conditions. Incorporated on 15 January, 1999 as a Private limited Company, Crawford Oil (Exploration) Services Limited was formed. In 2000 Crawford Oil (Exploration) Services Limited started operation fully, with her contract in the same year.

Crawford Oil (Exploration) Services Limited currently has over 300 employees with the main office located in Wallis Road Skippers Lane Ind, Est, Middlesbrough, United Kingdom. We have demonstrated our commitment to remain competitive in the industry by continually reinvesting in the resources, our employees and rigs. Investment in our fleet has helped to ensure profitability and continued joint venture partnerships.

Crawford Oil Exploration Services Limited proudly celebrates a number of “firsts” in the industry. Our Rig 9 was the first self-propelled, wheel-mounted rig developed for the North Slope. We later applied that same moving system to Rigs 14, 15 and 16. We are also one of the drilling companies in the UKto use high line power and dual-fuel turbines. Rig 141 is the only land-operated rig to drill five winter exploration wells in a single winter season for three consecutive years.

We are the proven leader in drilling technology, environmental awareness, safety, and profitability.


To be the industry leader in Arctic Drilling.


To drill the highest quality wells in the harshest environment.

Core Values

  • Professional
  • Responsible
  • Individuals
  • Delivering
  • Excellence