Pacific International Drilling West Africa Limited (“PIDWAL”) is committed to becoming the industry’s preferred ultra-deepwater drilling contractor in Nigeria.

Formed in 2010 as a joint venture between Pacific Drilling and Derotech Offshore Services Limited, PIDWAL is the Nigerian operating subsidiary of Pacific Drilling.

By combining the deepwater drilling expertise of Pacific Drilling with the local operational knowledge and experience of Derotech, PIDWAL offers clients in Nigeria the professionalism of a global high-specification, floating rig driller and the service and community focus of a local operator. Today, PIDWAL manages the Pacific Bora, Pacific Scirocco and Pacific Khamsin.


  • Pacific Bora: Under contract with Star Deep Water Petroleum Limited through August 2016
  • Pacific Scirocco: Under contract with Total E&P Nigeria Limited through January 2017
  • Pacific Khamsin: Under contract with Star Ultra Deep Petroleum Limited through December 2015


  • Prince Rotimi Benjamin Ibidapo, Chairman
  • Dick Verhaagen
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