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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
March 2015 88 117 75.2% 330 456 72.4% 148 181 81.8%
February 2015 90 117 76.9% 334 451 74.1% 151 187 80.7%
January 2015 89 116 76.7% 339 449 75.5% 156 186 83.9%
December 2014 92 115 80.0% 345 447 77.2% 155 199 77.9%
November 2014 96 113 85.0% 354 444 79.7% 156 200 78.0%
October 2014 96 111 86.5% 359 442 81.2% 155 203 76.4%
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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 24 rig activity notes from the last week available to RigLogix subscribers.
April 8   |   Blake 210   |     Platform Rig
Energy XXI has opted to keep platform rig Blake 210 (650 HP) for another two wells on the "D" platform in South Pass Block 58. The new term will begin shortly and now keeps the rig busy to mid-May. Blake began working on the platform last December.

April 9   |   Amazonia   |   8,000 ft.   Semisub
Schahin notified Petrobras that they will halt drilling operations on five of their six floaters currently contracted to Petrobras. The units affected are Amazonia (UDW semisub), Cerrado (UDW drillship), Pantanal (UDW semisub), SC Lancer (midwater drillship), and the Sertao (UDW drillship). No mention was made as to the duration of the operation halt. Petrobras is evaluating the appropriate contractual measures.

April 9   |   Ocean Monarch   |   10,000 ft.   Semisub
Apache has agreed to sell its Australian subsidiary Apache Energy Limited to a consortium of private equity funds managed by Macquarie Capital Group Limited and Brookfield Asset Management for cash payment of $2.1 billion. The transaction is expected to close mid-year 2015. Apache is fully exiting its exploration and production business in Australia, but will retain its 49% ownership interest in fertilizer producer Yara Pilbara Holdings Pty Limited. Following the sale of their Australian assets, approximately 70% of Apache's production will come from North America onshore which will be complimented by their assets in the North Sea and Egypt. This transaction will not impact the timing of drilling activities for Roc-1 offshore Australia, which is scheduled for 4Q2015. Apache currently has two rigs under contract in the UK, WilPhoenix (midwater semisub) and Rowan Gorilla VII (450' ILC). In Australia the Ocean Monarch (UDW semisub) is currently under contract while the Ocean America (midwater semisub) is expected to start work for Apache late May. Apache recently delayed start-up for the 18-month Noble Tom Prosser (400' ILC) contract to September 2015.

April 6   |   Energean Force   |   656 ft.   Tender
Energean Oil & Gas has taken delivery of the Energean Force (self-erecting tender) from the Perama Shipyard in Greece. The rig will be used for a 15-well development program at the Prinos, Epsilon and Prinos North oil fields. KCA Deutag sold the unit to Energean in August 2014

April 7   |   Naga 1   |   1,000 ft.   Semisub
Japan Drilling and UMW Holdings Berhad agree to extend their joint venture for an additional five year period. Originally executed in March 2005, UMW and Japan Drilling entered the joint venture to co-own the Naga 1 (midwater semisub). The rig is currently contracted to Petronas for operations offshore Malaysia.

19 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.