Gulf Drilling International Limited

Published May 23rd, 2011 - 06:35 GMT

GDI is a world class drilling service provider offering safe, efficient and innovative drilling services. On May 18, 2004 GDI, was established as the first onshore and offshore oil and gas drilling company in Qatar. GDI was formed as a joint venture between Qatar Petroleum (QP 60%), Qatar’s national oil corporation, and Japan Drilling Co., Ltd. (JDC 40%), a Japanese drilling company with more than 40 years of offshore experience. The paid-up capital was US$ 103.2 Million at the time of incorporation.

In July 2007, QP acquired another 25% of JDC shares raising their ownership in GDI to 70%. On 12th February 2008, the shares of QP were transferred to Gulf International Services (Q.S.C.) (GIS) which became a public shareholding company on 26th May 2008 and is listed on the Qatar Exchange. GIS now holds 70% of the shares of GDI.

GDI is a growth-oriented company. GDI’s rig fleet has grown to nine rigs and its workforce to 830 employees. It currently operates a fleet consisting of five offshore jack-up rigs and four land rigs.