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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% 362 445 81.3% 156 176 88.6%
November 2014 93 109 85.3% 366 438 83.6% 157 176 89.2%
October 2014 93 107 86.9% 370 436 84.9% 156 178 87.6%
September 2014 93 105 88.6% 369 435 84.8% 156 178 87.6%
August 2014 93 102 91.2% 373 435 85.7% 158 178 88.8%
July 2014 92 101 91.1% 366 432 84.7% 154 178 86.5%
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Recent Offshore Rig Activity Notes Sample
Below is a sample of the 22 rig activity notes from the last week available to RigLogix subscribers.
January 12   |   Energy Searcher   |   2,500 ft.   Drillship
Northern Offshore issued a notice of termination to Oceanic Consultants Nigeria Ltd, an affiliate of CAMAC Energy in connection with the Energy Searcher (midwater drillship) contract. CAMAC guaranteed Oceanic's obligations under the contract. Northern Offshore's position is that Oceanic breached various terms of the contract and will be filing a claim in excess of $50 million. CAMAC Energy issued a notice of early termination to Northern Offshore in connection with the Energy Searcher contract citing breach of contract and other material breaches. The contract had approximately six months remaining on a one-year agreement which also included an option to extend for an additional year. The dayrate for the contract, which was signed in December 2013, was in the mid-$270s. Northern Offshore hopes to have the Energy Searcher demobilized out of Nigeria by the end of January. CAMAC Energy is now using the recently hired, Sedco Express, (DW semisub), for drilling and completion operations on the Oyo Field offshore Nigeria. Production from the field is still expected to be online by the end of 1Q2015.

January 12   |   Blake 1505   |     Platform Rig
Blake International 1,500 HP platform rig Blake 1505 is now under tow to the "A" platform in South Timbalier Block 311 to begin a 90-day plus options contract with Walter O&G. Operations are scheduled to begin in early February.

January 12   |   Atwood Mako   |   400 ft.   Jackup
Atwood Oceanics has received a follow-up 60-day contract for jackup Atwood Mako (400' ILC). While the operator and location are yet to be named, channel checks suggest the work will take place off Vietnam in early April and begin in direct continuation of its current contract with EQ Petroleum. Dayrate for the new contract is in the mid-$150s and includes a priced option at the same rate. Further information regarding the operator and confirmation of the location will be reported as it becomes available.

January 15   |   ENSCO 8501   |   10,000 ft.   Semisub
ENSCO 8501 (UDW semisub) is close to completing its contract with Noble Energy. Operations in Mississippi Canyon Block 479 have about a week remaining. Currently, ENSCO has no follow-up work for the rig and it will be hot stacked. It has been on the Noble location since late October 2014.

January 15   |   ENSCO 75   |   400 ft.   Jackup
Jackup ENSCO 75 (400'-IC) is scheduled to wrap up work for Renaissance Petroleum in Ship Shoal Block 305 on January 17. The rig will then mobilize to Talos Energy to begin a six-month contract. Reports are also surfacing that Talos may extend the rig's contract for another 90 days past the current July 20 end date, but that has yet to be confirmed.

17 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.