The rig will be delivered from Keppel Fels Shipyard in Singapore later this year and start work for QP in the fall. The contract value is QR 1.275 billion ($350 million).
According to the drilling contractor, the rig has been customized to allow it to work anywhere offshore Qatar.
Features include a 15,000-psi (1,034-bar) choke system to facilitate well control and drilling wells down to 30,000 ft (9,144 m); a cantilever that can skid out 75 ft (23 m) from the edge of the hull to drill wells; offline stand building; and 7,500-psi (517-bar) mud pumps.
The rig includes accommodation for 150 personnel.