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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
October 2014 95 109 87.2% 372 444 83.8% 157 181 86.7%
September 2014 95 107 88.8% 370 443 83.5% 158 181 87.3%
August 2014 95 104 91.3% 376 442 85.1% 160 181 88.4%
July 2014 94 103 91.3% 367 438 83.8% 156 181 86.2%
June 2014 92 102 90.2% 362 436 83.0% 155 181 85.6%
May 2014 91 102 89.2% 366 432 84.7% 158 180 87.8%
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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.
November 17   |   Prospector 1   |   400 ft.   Jackup
Paragon Offshore has acquired a stake equal to 93.5 percent of the outstanding shares in Prospector Offshore Drilling and will launch a mandatory offer for the remaining outstanding share of Prospector within four weeks. Paragon acquired the shares at a price of 14.50 NOK per share or $2.313 per share based on the US Dollar to Norwegian Kroner exchange rate of $1 US to 6.80 NOK. Prospector Offshore has a fleet of five high spec, harsh environment F&G JU-2000E designed jackup capable of working in every market except Norway. All units are rated to work in water depths up to 400 feet with a rated drilling depth of 35,000 feet. The first two rigs have been delivered are contracted to Total for work in the UK North Sea. The remaining three units are scheduled for delivery at intervals throughout 2015 and 2016.

November 19   |   COSLProspector   |   4,921 ft.   Semisub
CIMC Raffles delivered the COSLProspector (DW semisub) to China Oilfield Services Ltd. This is the fourth in a newbuild program that began in 2005. Classed by DNV and CCS, the unit is designed to work in operating temperatures of minus 20 degrees Celsius in arctic areas such as the Barents and Norwegian Seas. The rig will now undergo acceptance testing which is expected to last into early 2015. COSL initially marketed this rig for work in the North Sea. However, with the slowdown in activity it appears that the rig will likely go to work offshore China.

November 17   |   ENSCO 109   |   350 ft.   Jackup
Ensco's ENSCO 109 (350' ILC) is en route from Singapore to Angola. Upon arrival in Angola the rig will begin a three year contract with Chevron at a rate in the low-$170s.

November 18   |   ENSCO 5006   |   7,500 ft.   Semisub
Ensco's ENSCO 5006 (DW semisub) is now expected to finish its shipyard stay at Keppel FELS in Singapore by mid-December. This means the commencement for the rig's 40-month contract with Inpex offshore Australia will now start in January 2015. The scope of work includes upgrades to the BOP, mud systems, living quarters and customer-requested upgrades.

November 18   |   Hercules 253   |   250 ft.   Jackup
Hercules Offshore received a 30-day contract from Bois d'Arc for work in the Gulf of Mexico. Expected commencement is in early December following completion of the rig's current contract with Energy XXI. Dayrate for the contract is in the mid-$100s.

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.