Rig: Al Khor

Name Al Khor
Owner Gulf Drilling International
Manager Gulf Drilling International
Rig Type Jackup
Sub Type Independent Leg Cantilever
Jackup Type Standard
Max Water Depth (ft) 300
Max Drill Depth (ft) 30000
Dimensions (ft) 234 x 208 x 25
Leg Length (ft) 430
Competitive Yes

Current Location

Country Qatar
Region Middle East

Drilling Equipment

Drawworks Type National Oilwell Varco ADS 10DT
Drawworks HP 2400
Mud Pumps Type Lewco W-1612 Triplex
Top Drive National Oilwell Varco TDS-8SA
Hookload Capacity (lbs) 1400000

Rig Construction Details

Rig Design Keppel FELS
Rig Model Mod V B
Year Built 2006
Country of Build Singapore
Yard Name Pioneer Yard I
Group Yard Name Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd.

Rig Contract Details

Operating Status Operational
Operator Qatar Petroleum


17 Apr 2014

'Al Khor' jackup hits Shell's operational safety targets

Qatar Shell decided to focus on all incidents in order to improve overall Safety at the work place and imbed the philosophy behind it, deeper into the minds of people working for them. That initiative resulted in coining of a new slogan “Goal Zero” five years ago. Goal Zero – stands for Zero incidents in One year. Gulf Drilling International’s rig Al Khor, took the challenge on and set out to achieve that target. On 28th of December 2013, Al Khor met its target of one year without any recordable incidents. That is being celebrated today by SHELL, who drove the initiative and GDI whose people made it possible. This is a moment of great pride for all parties who contributed to the achievement Key enablers were, the STOP Program, the DROPS initiative, coaching and mentoring on the rig, Shell’s incentives scheme, and most of all the rig crews. It goes without saying that they received active and visible support of shore based supervisors with complete ownership taken on by SHELL and GDI Management.

15 Dec 2013

'Al Khor' jackup contracted by JX Nippon for Qatar Drilling

Gulf Drilling International (GDI) has signed a contract with JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration Qatar (JX Nippon) for the contracting of the ‘Al Khor’ jackup rig. The ‘Al Khor’ jackup is currently contracted to Shell for drilling operations on the North field in Qatar and has been contracted by JX Nippon from Q2 2014. JX Nippon has contracted the unit to drill the JXQA-1 well which the company has a joint interest in alongside Qatar Petroleum.

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