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About DAFORA Company

Leader within the Romanian drilling market, Dafora performs onshore drilling services for oil, gas and geothermal water, well testing and workover, transport, rig-up/rig-down and maintenance for drilling equipment.

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Our drilling activity started in 1907 while searching for potassium salts in Transylvania. In 1909 natural gas was discovered with the 2 Sarmasel well at a depth of 302 m. This fact allowed public illumination with gas lamps in Bucharest in 1918.

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Our activity is performed in compliance with the Integrated Management System for Quality, Environment and Occupational Health and Safety (ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001). Dafora is also member of the I.A.D.C.

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Our Projects

S.C. Dafora S.A. provides drilling and construction services. The company offers onshore drilling services for oil, gas, and geothermal water. We also do well testing and provide transport and maintenance services for drilling equipment primarily in Europe (Romania, Bulgaria, France), the Middle East (Israel) and Africa (Tanzania, Uganda, Sudan, Mozambique).  We also provide civil and industrial, airport, and infrastructure construction services. S.C. Dafora S.A. is based in Medias, Romania.


We can carry out successful drilling programs in onshore oil and gas exploration, development, high production deep water wells, groundwater resource investigations and development.

We owns a diversified rig fleet capable of drilling wells with a depth up to 8.000 m. In addition to the classic rigs, we have a group of modern rigs equipped with Top Drive systems, complying with API standards.

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We entered into a partnership with the largest oil and gas producer in South Eastern Europe, OMV PETROM, for oil & gas drilling projects. Two of our rigs successfully drilled an average of 12 wells per year showing a significant contribution to the Romanian oil production.