Gulf Drilling Buys Ensco Jack-Up Rig

27 June 2011 (Last Updated June 27th, 2011 18:30)

Gulf Drilling International (GDI) has purchased Ensco-95, a jack-up drilling rig from British Ensco Offshore International for an undisclosed sum. Ensco-95 is a three-legged rig capable of operating at a depth of 250ft, and will be used for operations in Qatari waters. GDI p

Gulf Drilling International (GDI) has purchased Ensco-95, a jack-up drilling rig from British Ensco Offshore International for an undisclosed sum.

Ensco-95 is a three-legged rig capable of operating at a depth of 250ft, and will be used for operations in Qatari waters.

GDI plans to obtain a new class certificate by carrying out a special survey before bringing the rig into operation.

The rig will also undergo major refurbishment work for a period of three to four months ahead of its deployment.