Oxy takes delivery of “Msheireb” jack-up rig

Gulf Drilling International (“GDI”) and Occidental Petroleum of Qatar (“Oxy”) have jointly announced that the jack-up drilling rig “Msheireb”, which was acquired by GDI earlier this year and refurbished, has been accepted by Oxy for drilling operations.

“Msheireb” will be the third GDI rig currently working for Oxy with the rigs “Al Rayyan” and “Al Wajba” already under contract with Oxy.

Oxy’s President and General Manager Steve Kelly said: “We are pleased to mobilize our third drilling rig provided by GDI to support Oxy’s active development program. He commended GDI for the excellent performance of its rigs and looked forward to continuing to enhance the mutually beneficial relationship between Oxy Qatar and GDI. Mr. Kelly also emphasized the importance of safe operations and expressed confidence that GDI would continue to work with Oxy Qatar to maintain and enhance safety performance as the rig fleet expands.”

GDI’s Chief Executive Officer, Ibrahim J. Al Othman said: “I am pleased to have attained Oxy’s contractual acceptance of the rig and note with pride that Msheireb would be GDI’s 8th jack-up rig to go into service. He added that with three of its eight jack-up rigs now working for Oxy, a fine working relationship has developed with Oxy, as evidenced by the Performance Recognition Award that Oxy gave GDI signifying that GDI’s safety, operational performance and equipment reliability was amongst the best of all rigs working for Oxy worldwide.”

Al Othman further advised: “The refurbishment work has been completed and the rig will mobilize on schedule. The successful on-time commencement of this five year contract, valued at approximately QR865 million, is also very welcome.”

Msheireb has a 60 feet cantilever outreach. It can drill to a depth of 25,000 feet, operate in a water depth of 300 feet, and accommodate 116 persons.

 

Press Release, May 29, 2014

 

 

Share this article

Follow Offshore Energy Today

Events>

<< Dec 2019 >>
MTWTFSS
25 26 27 28 29 30 1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31 1 2 3 4 5

Africa Oil Week 2020

For over 25 years Africa Oil Week has been the meeting place for Africa’s most senior E&P stakeholders.

read more >

CERAWeek 2020

 Each year, CERA clients gathered for a few days in Houston…

read more >

Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) 2020

The Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) showcases leading-edge technology for offshore drilling, exploration…

read more >

2020 EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION STANDARDS CONFERENCE ON OILFIELD EQUIPMENT AND MATERIALS

The development of consensus standards is one of API’s oldest and most successful programs.

read more >

Jobs>

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of OffshoreEnergyToday.com, you'll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below...

apply

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of OffshoreEnergyToday.com, you'll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below...

apply