Oxy takes delivery of latest offshore Qatar jackup

Occidental Petroleum has accepted the jackup Msheireb for drilling operations offshore Qatar.

Occidental Petroleum's Msheireb jackup drilling rig
Occidental Petroleum's Msheireb jackup drilling rig

Offshore staff

DOHA, Qatar – Occidental Petroleum has accepted the jackup Msheireb for drilling operations offshore Qatar.

Gulf Drilling International (GDI) refurbished the rig, which it acquired earlier this year. It has a 60-ft (18-m) cantilever outreach, can drill to a depth of 25,000 ft (7,620 m), operate in a water depth of 300 ft (91.4 m), and accommodate 116 persons.

It is due to start a five-year, $237-million contract soon.

Msheireb will be GDI’s third rig working for Oxy, with Al Rayyan and Al Wajba already under contract.

05/30/2014

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