Caribou cross the snow with a rig in the background.

Our Company

Leading the way for the oilfield service industry.

The Company’s Origin

The company started operations in January 1982 for Conoco at the Milne Point field and later expanded into operations in the Kuparuk field on the North Slope of Alaska for ARCO Alaska. In 1985 Nordic Well Servicing formed a joint venture partnership with Calista Corporation and Nordic Calista Services was created. Founded in 1972, Calista Corporation (Calista) is one of the largest of the 13 regional corporations formed under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) of 1971. It is a business corporation formed under State and Federal laws, including the Settlement Act and its amendments. In the Shareholders’ Yup’ik Eskimo language the name “Calista” translates to “Cali” which means work and “ista” which means someone or something which does.

On January 1st, 2020, Nordic Calista became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Calista. The company will continue to provide the benefit of its extensive knowledge and experience to each and every customer.

The Future

Nordic Calista Services prides itself on performing at world class levels in the harsh environment with challenges unique to arctic oilfields. This strong work ethic has promoted long-lasting relationships and commitments with major operators on the North Slope. These strong relationships have promoted a professional, dedicated workforce. The foundation to the operations includes workover, sidetrack drilling services and grass root drilling of wells, with support services including camps. Nordic Calista will continue to constantly evaluate new concepts to improve existing equipment to compete in efficiency and supply value-added services to our customers.

The foundation to the operations includes workover, sidetrack drilling services and grass root drilling of wells, with support services including camps and catering.

Nordic Calista Services will continue to constantly evaluate new concepts to improve existing equipment to compete in efficiency and supply value-added services to oil companies. Nordic Calista Services is here to stay and will draw on the knowledge, enthusiasm and experience from its employees to meet the challenges of the future.