DOHA, Qatar – Gulf Drilling International (GDI) has acquired the ENSCO-95 jackup from ENSCO Offshore International.
This is a three-legged Hitachi cantilevered drilling rig rated for 250 ft (76 m) water depth.
GDI will commission a full special survey before putting the rig into service in order to obtain a new Class certificate. This will necessitate a three-four month shipyard stay for a major refurbishment will be done.
The rig will be deployed in Qatari waters on delivery.
In 2005 GDI acquired another jackup from ENSCO, that rig since re-named Al-Rayyan.