Rig: Gulf Driller I

Name Gulf Driller I
Owner ICBC Financial Leasing Co. Ltd
Manager China Oilfield Services Limited (COSL)
Rig Type Jackup
Sub Type Independent Leg Cantilever
Jackup Type Standard
Max Water Depth (ft) 300
Max Drill Depth (ft) 30000
Dimensions (ft) 196 x 183 x 25
Leg Length (ft) 411
Competitive Yes

Current Location

Country China (PRC)
Region East Asia

Drilling Equipment

Drawworks Type National Oilwell Varco
Drawworks HP --
Mud Pumps Type National Oilwell Varco
Top Drive National Oilwell Varco
Hookload Capacity (lbs) 1500000

Rig Construction Details

Rig Design Friede & Goldman
Rig Model Super M2
Year Built 2013
Country of Build China (PRC)
Yard Name Sanlian Longkou
Group Yard Name Yantai CIMC Raffles Offshore Ltd.

Rig Contract Details

Operating Status Operational
Operator CNOOC


13 May 2014

COSL confirms charter contract for 'Gulf Driller I'

China Oilfield Services Limited (‘COSL’) has announced that the company has entered into a contract with ICBC Financial Leasing Co. for the chartering of a new 300ft jack-up rig ‘Gulf Driller I’. COSL has chartered the unit for a period of six years. The ‘Gulf Driller I’ jackup is identical to the recently delivered ‘HYSY 932’, which COSL chartered in April 2014. It is designed to operate at water depths of 300 feet and is capable of drilling into depths of up to 30,000 feet. The chartering of ‘Gulf Driller I’ demonstrates COSL's efforts in tapping market opportunities and enhancing its overall competitiveness. The rig is expected to commence operation at Bohai Bay in the third quarter of 2014 after delivery.

12 May 2014

CIMC Raffles delivers new jackup to COSL

CIMC Raffles (CIMC), the Chinese based shipyard group has announced that on the 10th May 2014, it successfully delivered the jackup drilling rig ‘Gulf Driller I’. The unit which is owned by ICBC leasing, will be managed by China Oilfield Services Limited (COSL) and is due to begin mobilising for drilling operations in the Bohai gulf in China. The ‘Gulf Driller I’ is the second drilling jackup delivered to COSL by CIMC in 2014, following delivery of the ‘HAI YANG SHI YOU 932’ jackup earlier in April. The unit is a Friede & Goldman Super M2 designed jackup, capable of operating in water depths up to 300ft whilst drilling to maximum depths of 30,000ft.

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