Buckthorn invested alongside Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures in Paradigm Drilling Services (Paradigm) in February 2015. Established in 2009, Paradigm designs, manufactures, sells and rents a number of new generation drilling and intervention technologies, used both in the conventional and unconventional oil and gas sector. The company offers a wide range of products and services and supports a global customer base through its current commercial product range. Paradigm has a number of new tools in the development stage that will grow its offering, with particular emphasis on technology to enhance the industry’s capability in extended reach drilling, which is often key to minimising the environmental footprint of drilling operations.