Occidental contracts third offshore Qatar jackup

Offshore staff

DOHA, Qatar -- Occidental Petroleum of Qatar has signed a contract to take Gulf Drilling International (GDI)’s newest jackup for a five-year program.

This is the eighth jackup in GDI’s fleet, and the third to work for Occidental offshore Qatar, following the Al Rayyan and Al Wajba.

The latest addition, which accommodates a crew of 116, is operable in water depths of up to 300 ft (91 m), with a rated drilling depth of 25,000 ft (7,620 m). It will be fully refurbished before entering service.


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