Parker’s Commitment

Parker Drilling provides drilling services, project management and rental tools that are vital to a vibrant world economy, and in doing so, we conduct our business in a manner that protects the communities where we live and work. The health and safety of our employees and their families, our neighbors and the communities where we operate are among the highest priorities for our company. Safety and environmental responsibility are an integral part of our culture, and these values drive improved quality in every aspect of our operations.

Parker's commitment is to comply with all occupational health, safety and environmental (HSE) laws and develop the best feasible operating procedures, technologies and policies. In addition, Parker expects that each employee will have this same commitment to safety excellence.

Quality and Safety Management System

Our drilling and project management operations are governed by the Parker Drilling Quality and Safety Management System (QMS), which is our vision for operations and HSE management. This documentation formalizes Parker’s management process for drilling operations, corrective/preventive actions, supplier qualification, and preventive maintenance. Parker Drilling rigorously documents, maintains and updates its QMS to ensure that drilling services conform to industry standardized best practices and customer requirements.

Parker’s Actions

  • We have made significant investments in providing our employees with a full curriculum of HSE and technical training, to ensure our people are prepared for safe operations while meeting our performance objectives. Our training systems were met with such a positive response from our customers that we established the Parker Training Center to train not only our own employees, but those of our customers and other personnel inside and outside of our industry.
  • We have a long history in creating technologies which improve drilling efficiency, reduce environmental impacts, and enhance safety in drilling operations. Our AC Variable Frequency Drive land rigs and our FEED, EPCI and O&M projects, which produced two of the most powerful land rigs in the world, are the most recent examples of our success in advancing the technology of safety and efficiency.
  • Parker Drilling is relentless in leading our industry in safety performance. Our Total Recordable Incidence Rate (TRIR) has continuously outperformed the average TRIR of our peers every year since 1997.


Parker’s Safety Performance


Parker Drilling Safety Performance Graph