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Marriott Drilling awarded Queen’s Award for Enterprise : International Trade 2022

9th May 2022

Marriott Drilling is proud and honoured to announce that the company received a Queen’s Award for Enterprise : International Trade 2022. It is particularly pleasing to win this award as it has been an exceptionally hard few years for businesses, particularly in the drilling sector, and this achievement is testament to the commitment and hard […]


Marriott Completes Geoscience Contract in Switzerland

6th January 2022

Marriott has recently completed a long-term contract in Switzerland on behalf of NAGRA, the Swiss federal agency investigating the safe and responsible disposal of radioactive waste from industry. The aim of the drilling campaign was to characterise the subsurface of three potential siting regions located at the edge of the Northern Alpine Molasse Basin. For […]


Marriott Geotechnical complete initial research drilling – UKGEOS Project – 100 m deep ground investigation borehole for the British Geological Survey (BGS)

15th December 2021

The UK Geoenergy Observatories (UKGEOS) project aims to establish new centres for world-leading research into the subsurface environment. This project in Cheshire is one of the two geological locations selected, the other being in Scotland. The Cheshire Geoenergy Observatory will comprise approximately 20 No 100 m deep instrumented boreholes. Marriott Geotechnical Drilling Ltd (MGeoD) was […]


Marriott acquires two 2000 HP rigs for geothermal developments in Africa

14th December 2021

Marriott Drilling has acquired two Drillmec 2000 HP electric rigs with camps currently in the Kurdistan part of northern Iraq for geothermal projects in East Africa. The rigs are being prepared for shipment to East Africa.


Marriott restarts campaign in Mozambique

1st December 2021

After a prolonged pause following the outbreak of the COVID pandemic in March 2020, Marriott has recently recommenced operations in Mozambique for SASOL. The campaign is focused on the existing fields in the Temane and Pande area and will entail a combination of workover and new drilled wells spanning out over the next number of […]


Marriott Operations in Bolivia

1st November 2021

PR MARRIOTT DRILLING LTD (SUCURSAL BOLIVIA) has been presence in South America since March 2018 and started operations in Bolivia in January 2019. Our main client in Bolivia is the National Oil Company, YPFB, and we currently have a contract for operation and maintenance of three drilling rigs, which are 1000 HP, 1500 HP and […]


Marriott celebrates 10 years drilling geothermal wells in Kenya

22nd October 2021

Marriott Drilling has been drilling high temperature geothermal wells in the African Rift Valley for over 10 years. The attached video presents the story. Marriott is proud that 80% of the rig crew are Kenya nationals. It is a policy of Marriott to engage as many local personnel as practical together with training, particularly for […]


Leaders in sustainability

1st June 2021

Marriott Drilling is the largest British owned international onshore drilling contractor. Marriott currently operate a fleet of rigs and integrated project management services for many deep drilling projects internationally across a range of applications including geothermal, geoscientific, water resources and oil and gas. At present Marriott have projects active in the UK, Europe, Africa and […]


Marriott – ANGER Joint Venture Drills Deepest UK Well Successfully

6th August 2020

A Joint Venture of Marriott Drilling and H Anger’s Söhne (Marriott-Anger) recently drilled the two geothermal wells at a site at United Downs, near Redruth, Cornwall for Geothermal Engineering Limited. The first well was drilled to 5275 m (MD), 5057 m TVD into the underlying granite, a UK onshore depth record. The second well was […]


Marriott Successfully Completes Contract For Oil Exploration In Kenya

21st May 2019

Marriott Drilling Africa Limited (MDAL), a subsidiary within the Marriott Drilling Group, has recently completed a three year contract for a programme of oil exploration in Northern Kenya by Tullow Oil Kenya, a subsidiary of Tullow Oil plc. Marriott utilised a new Drillmec 1000 HP conventional trailer mounted drilling unit and associated equipment package together with 225-man camp for […]