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Welcome to the Rigzone Rig Data Center

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
December 2014 91 111 82.0% 358 442 81.0% 156 176 88.6%
November 2014 93 109 85.3% 364 436 83.5% 157 176 89.2%
October 2014 93 107 86.9% 369 434 85.0% 156 178 87.6%
September 2014 93 105 88.6% 368 433 85.0% 156 178 87.6%
August 2014 93 102 91.2% 372 433 85.9% 158 178 88.8%
July 2014 92 101 91.1% 365 430 84.9% 154 178 86.5%
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Offshore Rig Utilization Last 12 Months Utilization Graph Legend


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Recent Offshore Rig Activity Notes Sample
Below is a sample of the 14 rig activity notes from the last week available to RigLogix subscribers.
January 23   |   Transocean Spitsbergen   |   10,000 ft.   Semisub
Norway's Petroleum Safety Authority recently granted Statoil consent to drill the Snefrid North exploration well in Norwegian Sea. Well 6706/12-2 is set to be drilled by the Transocean Spitsbergen (UDW semisub) in license PL218. Statoil, the operator, is drilling the well to prove up additional resources for its Aasta Hansteen development. The rig has been on standby on a reduced rate since late last year as a part of Statoil's assessment of its rig capacity.

January 20   |   ENSCO 8501   |   10,000 ft.   Semisub
An exploration well drilled at Noble Energy's Madison prospect in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico has been plugged and abandoned as a dry hole. The well was drilled by the ENSCO 8501 (UDW semisub) to a depth of 16,859 in Mississippi Canyon Block 479. Prior to drilling, Madison was estimated to hold between 45 and 120 MMboe in gross unrisked resources. The ENSCO 8501 has been released and is now idle. Noble Energy operates the block with 60 percent interest on behalf of its partner Stone Energy (40 percent).

January 20   |   Stena Clyde   |   1,650 ft.   Semisub
Stena Drilling has received a contract for the midwater floater, Stena Clyde, to work offshore Australia. Commencement of the contract is expected mid-2015 with a 110-day duration. Work is to take place in permit AC/RL9 and covers an exploration well and P&A program.

January 20   |   Aban V   |   300 ft.   Jackup
VietSovPetro is considering reducing their fleet of working jackups and pushing drilling activity into 2016 where possible. The rigs at risk of not receiving contract renewals are the Deep Driller 5 (350' ILC) and KS Java Star 2 (300' ILC).

January 22   |   Hercules 251   |   250 ft.   Jackup
Hercules Offshore has made the decision to cold stack five mat-supported jackups. The rigs affected are the Hercules 200 (200' MC), Hercules 214 (200' MC), Hercules 251 (250' MS), Hercules 253 (250'). The only currently contracted unit, Hercules 120 (120' MC), will be cold stacked upon completion of its contract with Chevron in early March. All regulatory inspections have either been deferred indefinitely or cancelled for their Gulf of Mexico fleet.

9 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.