We support environmental and social
initiatives – because we want to, not because
we feel like we have to. For example, we
sponsor the Wakefield Peregrines Project
and are contributing to the purchase
of Seabins in UK ports and harbours.

Clients love us because we are
problem-solvers that employ a thoroughly
meticulous process-led approach. During
the last 20 years, we have worked on
many complex and challenging projects –
always achieving impressive outcomes.

We like to travel because we see
things that inspire us. Working across the
UK and beyond, we service the entire
project cycle too – from feasibility studies,
through planning and procurement, to
construction and aftercare.

Impressively, we pioneered the use of
Direct Pipe technology and are credited with
the world's first shore approach using this
technique. We are also known as experts in
HDD, open-cut installations and civil
engineering projects.

PEOPLE

FIONA O’CONNELL
MANAGING DIRECTOR

With over 20 years’ experience in the industry, Fiona is a dynamic, focused and highly professional individual with an eye for process detail. Holding various key decision-making positions during her career, Fiona was formerly the Managing Director of McConnell Dowell’s specialist directional drilling division in the UK. Working worldwide provided invaluable overseas operational experience and contractual knowledge, which ultimately proved to be of critical influence in forming Stockton Drilling Limited with her husband, Gearoid.

GEAROID O’CONNELL
DIRECTOR

Gearoid’s reputation for problem-solving is second to none, with clients greatly valuing his expertise and dedication to the delivery of successful projects. Over 20 years’ experience in the construction industry has enabled him to transform Stockton from a specialist HDD company into its modern-day ‘main contractor’ status, installing pipelines by traditional methods, Direct Pipe and HDD as well as undertaking significant civil engineering works. As a result, Stockton now has the proven ability to carry out an impressive range of complex and demanding projects.

CLIENTS

Based in the UK but working worldwide, Stockton truly values its client relationships and takes great care in making sure the job gets done properly. Nurturing partnerships with the likes of Saipem, Shell, BP, WSP, Scottish Water, SSE, E.ON, Premier Oil & Britvic, we are very proud of who we are and the type of work we do.

Egypt / Ireland / Libya / Netherlands / Croatia / France / UK / Belgium

It’s always a pleasure when clients express their satisfaction and appreciation – most of all, it demonstrates that our relationship extends far beyond a contractual obligation.

“Despite challenging geology comprising extremely hard fissured quartz sandstone, the professional and proactive site team ensured that through innovative engineering solutions, the works were completed without incident.”

GARY MCHUGH
OPERATIONS MANAGER
LAING O’ROURKE

“One of the drills was carried out in extremely difficult conditions in the inter-tidal region in the Severn Estuary. The work was carried out in a spirit of cooperation and teamwork, with a Stockton Director resident on site during the later stages.”

JOHN ALLSOP
ENGINEERING DIRECTOR
TJ BRENT LTD.

“The Stockton team worked openly and effectively with us, being responsive to our needs and adapting to our working culture. The project was delivered safely and to a high quality, and I have no hesitation in recommending Stockton for future drilling projects.”

FONS CLAESSEN
PLANT INSTALLATION MANAGER
SHELL BACTON, EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION

“Stockton performed in an exemplary manner. Their workforce proved to be diligent, committed, well-trained team players and problem solvers.”

GERRY SOMERS
CONSTRUCTION SERVICES DIRECTOR
TRANT CONSTRUCTION

SUSTAINABILITY

Stockton is a business that cares about society, the environment and stakeholders. Lots of companies say it – but our actions really do speak louder than words. We’re very particular about thoroughly assessing and managing any impacts, whilst always making clear our focus on and commitment to the delivery of optimal outcomes.

For more information or to learn more, please download our Corporate Social Responsibility and HSEQ Policies.