Rig: Les Hat

Name Les Hat
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) 307 x 208 x 25
Leg Length (ft) 469
Competitive Yes

Current Location

Country Qatar
Region Middle East

Drilling Equipment

Drawworks Type National Oilwell Varco ADS 10T
Drawworks HP 3000
Mud Pumps Type National Oilwell Varco 14-P-220 Triplex
Top Drive National Oilwell Varco TDS-8SA
Hookload Capacity (lbs) 1500000

Rig Construction Details

Rig Design Keppel FELS
Rig Model Mod V B
Year Built 2013
Country of Build Singapore
Yard Name Pioneer Yard I
Group Yard Name Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd.

Rig Contract Details

Operating Status Operational
Operator Qatargas


7 Oct 2013

Maersk Oil contracts Gulf Drilling Newbuild jackup in Qatar

Gulf Drilling International (GDI) has secured a contract for one of its newbuild jackup rigs the ‘B-341’ (Qatar 2022) which is due to be delivered from Keppel FELS shipyard in Singapore in late 2013. The jackup has been contracted by Maersk Oil Qatar for development drilling work on the Al Shaheen field in Qatar for an initial two year period. The contract follows Maersk Oil’s contacting of another of GDI’s jackup rigs earlier in 2013, the ‘Al Jassra’ rig was hired by Maersk on a four year contract. Maersk Oil signed the contract for the ‘B-341’ (Qatar 2022) jackup alongside a three year contract for a newbuild accommodation jackup with the two contracts combining to total US$205 million.

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