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GDI snaps up ENSCO jack-up rig

Three-legged Hitachi cantilevered drilling rig to be deployed in Qatar

After survey the rig will be deployed in waters off Qatar.
After survey the rig will be deployed in waters off Qatar.

Qatari company Gulf Drilling International (GDI) has today announced that it purchased from Ensco Offshore International company a jack-up drilling rig known as “ENSCO-95” on 22 June.

The rig is a three-legged Hitachi cantilevered drilling rig rated for 250 feet of water depth. GDI purchased their Al-Rayyan jack-up rig (formerly the ENSCO-55) from Ensco in 2005.

GDI will have a full Special Survey performed prior to placing the rig into service in order to obtain a new Class Certificate. This will necessitate the rig being put into shipyard for a three to four month period where major refurbishment will be done.

The rig will be deployed for operating in Qatari waters on completion.

GDI is a subsidiary of Gulf International Services, a holding company listed on the Qatar Stock Exchange. Formed in 2004, GDI has a fleet of nine rilling rigs, all located in Qatar, consisting of five offshore jack-up rigs and four onshore rigs.

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