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Rigzone tracks the worldwide offshore rig fleet through its proprietary RigLogix database, and we make some of the key rig fleet data available to you here. You'll find information on offshore rig utilization, day rates, contracts, equipment specs, and much more.

Worldwide Offshore Rig Utilization
Statistics for the primary segments of the competitive offshore rig fleet.
Month Drillships Jackups Semisubs
August 2014 94 103 91.3% 372 449 82.9% 160 187 85.6%
July 2014 94 103 91.3% 363 445 81.6% 158 187 84.5%
June 2014 92 102 90.2% 358 443 80.8% 158 187 84.5%
May 2014 91 102 89.2% 363 439 82.7% 161 186 86.6%
April 2014 86 99 86.9% 367 435 84.4% 164 186 88.2%
March 2014 85 98 86.7% 369 427 86.4% 164 186 88.2%
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Recent Offshore Rig Activity Notes Sample
Below is a sample of the 21 rig activity notes from the last week available to RigLogix subscribers.
September 10   |   UMW Naga 6   |   375 ft.   Jackup
UMW Offshore Drilling Sdn Bhd received a Letter of Award from Petrovietnam for the provision of a jackup that will carry out a drilling program for Petronas Carigali offshore Vietnam. UMW will supply the Naga 6 (375' ILC) which is currently under construction at the China Merchants yard in Shenzhen, China. The estimated $46.5 million contract consists of 4 firm well that should take approximately 250 days to drill. Three optional wells are included at 55 days each along with a 3-well Extension Option that could keep the rig working for an additional 277 days. The rig is expected to be delivered near the end of September and the contract will start in October. The UMW Naga 6 is a CJ46-X100-D design and can drill to a depth of 30,000 feet.

September 11   |   Prospector 1   |   400 ft.   Jackup
The Prospector 1 (400' ILC) has been waiting on location earning a reduced dayrate near the Franklin platform in the U.K sector of the North Sea while operator Total prepared the platform to accept the rig. Those preparations have been made and as of September 5 the rig is being compensated at the mobilization rate specified in the original contract.

September 11   |   Prospector 5   |   400 ft.   Jackup
Prospector Offshore announced the arrival of the Prospector 5 (400' ILC) at Invergordon, Scotland to begin the acceptance process prior to starting its contract with Total. Once the acceptance process is complete the rig will begin its 3+2 year charter contract with Total at the rate in the high-$210s. Prospector 5 was built on the F&G JU2000E design at the Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding yard in China. The company has an additional 3 high-spec jackups under construction with deliveries expected in 2014, 2015 and 2016.

September 11   |   COSL 935   |   300 ft.   Jackup
Roc Oil, a 19.6% partner in CNOOC's Beibu Gulf project, announced the spud of the first well of a two-well drilling program being carried out in Block 22/12. Well WZ12-10-1 is being drilled by the HYSY 935 (300' ILC) and is designed to test the T42 and Weizhou West formations near the WA12-8 field. The well is being drilled in 115 feet of water and is expected to reach a depth of 5,049 feet. The HYSY 935 is under contract to CNOOC through the end of 2014.

September 11   |   Transocean Spitsbergen   |   10,000 ft.   Semisub
An exploratory well being drilled at Statoil's Ensis prospect in Norwegian license PL393B has been declared dry. Well 7125/4-3 was drilled by the Transocean Spitsbergen (UDW semisub) to a depth of 3,275 feet. The well cut through 114 feet of reservoir rock in the early Cretaceous Knurr formation but the reservoir was determined to be of poor quality. Once plugging and abandoning operations are complete the rig will mobilize back to license PL713 to reenter the Pingvin well and drill it to total depth. The rig is under contract to Statoil through July 2015 at a rate in the mid-$545s.

16 other rig notes were published last week that are only available to RigLogix subscribers. Subscribe today to get them all in your inbox each Friday.