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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
October 2014 95 109 87.2% 372 444 83.8% 157 180 87.2%
September 2014 95 107 88.8% 370 443 83.5% 158 180 87.8%
August 2014 95 104 91.3% 376 442 85.1% 160 180 88.9%
July 2014 94 103 91.3% 367 438 83.8% 156 180 86.7%
June 2014 92 102 90.2% 362 436 83.0% 155 180 86.1%
May 2014 91 102 89.2% 366 432 84.7% 158 179 88.3%
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Recent Offshore Rig Activity Notes Sample
Below is a sample of the 17 rig activity notes from the last week available to RigLogix subscribers.
November 10   |   Cajun Express   |   8,500 ft.   Semisub
Cairn and its partners in the Sangomar Block have made a second discovery offshore Senegal with their SNE-1 exploration well. SNE-1 encountered a 311' gross oil bearing column with a net oil pay zone thickness of 118' in Albian aged sandstones which indicate excellent reservoir potential. Preliminary estimates suggest it is highly likely SNE-1 will be a commercial discovery and could lead to a stand-alone development. Both SNE-1 and FAN-1 were drilled using Transocean's Cajun Express (UDW semisub). Once operations on SNE-1 have been completed the joint venture along with the Senegalese Government will evaluate their next steps for an appraisal program in 2015.

November 10   |   Discoverer Enterprise   |   10,000 ft.   Drillship
Transocean and BP have signed a one-well contract extension for the Discoverer Enterprise (UDW drillship). Included with the firm well are four priced 1-well options. This will keep the rig busy in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico into early 1Q2015. The rate for the extension is in the high-$390s. Currently the Discoverer Enterprise is working on BP's Thunder Horse South field in the Mississippi Canyon area.

November 12   |   NDC Jackup TBN 7   |   200 ft.   Jackup
National Drilling ordered two high spec jackups from Lamprell in an order valued at $365 million. Delivery of the two LeTourneau Super 116E units is scheduled for 4Q2016 and 2Q2017, respectively. Construction will be carried out at Lamprell's Hamriyah facility. National Drilling also holds options to build up to an additional three jackups of the same design.

November 13   |   HAKURYU-5   |   1,640 ft.   Semisub
Japan Drilling's Hakuryu 5 (midwater semisub) received a 4 + 1 well contract from Petronas for work offshore Malaysia. Contract commencement is scheduled for late November. Channel checks suggest the dayrate is in the low-$150s for the four firm wells. The rig recently underwent special periodic survey, life enhancements and upgrades to the accommodations.

November 13   |   HAKURYU-12   |   400 ft.   Jackup
CGX Energy plans to use the Hakuryu-12 (400' ILC) to drill their Kabukalli-1 exploration well located on the Corentyne Block offshore Guyana. The rig is due to be delivered from Singapore's PPL Shipyard in January 2015. Kabukalli-1 has a proposed depth of 14,770' and is designed to test the Upper Cretaceous geologic objectives in the block. Including contingency, drilling operations are expected to take approximately 73 days.

12 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.