Rig: Al Wajba

Name Al Wajba
Owner Gulf Drilling International
Manager Gulf Drilling International
Rig Type Jackup
Sub Type Independent Leg Cantilever
Jackup Type Standard
Max Water Depth (ft) 270
Max Drill Depth (ft) 20000
Dimensions (ft) 280 x 198 x 22
Leg Length (ft) 395
Competitive Yes

Current Location

Country Qatar
Region Middle East

Drilling Equipment

Drawworks Type National Oilwell Varco E-2000
Drawworks HP 2000
Mud Pumps Type National Oilwell Varco A-1700-PT Triplex
Top Drive National Oilwell Varco IDS-4A
Hookload Capacity (lbs) 1100000

Rig Construction Details

Rig Design LeTourneau
Rig Model Class 82
Year Built 1977
Country of Build Singapore
Yard Name Marathon - Singapore Shipyard
Group Yard Name Marathon LeTourneau Offshore

Rig Contract Details

Operating Status Operational
Operator Occidental Petroleum


28 Jan 2014

Occidental Petroleum contracts 'Al Wajbah' jackup for a further five years

Gulf Drilling International (GDI) the Qatar focused offshore rig contractor announced that Occidental Petroleum (Oxy) has extended its current contract for the ‘Al Wajbah’ jackup rig operating in Qatar. The unit which is currently under contract with Oxy until the end of 2014 has been contracted for an additional five year period beginning on the 1st January 2015 with a total contract value of QAR830 million (US$227.9 million).

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