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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
July 2014 94 103 91.3% 361 445 81.1% 158 189 83.6%
June 2014 92 102 90.2% 357 443 80.6% 158 189 83.6%
May 2014 91 102 89.2% 363 439 82.7% 161 188 85.6%
April 2014 86 99 86.9% 367 435 84.4% 165 188 87.8%
March 2014 85 98 86.7% 369 427 86.4% 165 188 87.8%
February 2014 85 97 87.6% 368 427 86.2% 165 188 87.8%
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Recent Offshore Rig Activity Notes Sample
Below is a sample of the 16 rig activity notes from the last week available to RigLogix subscribers.
August 18   |   Atwood Eagle   |   5,000 ft.   Semisub
Apache made their first Canning Basin oil discovery with their Phoenix South-1 well located in permit WA-435-P offshore western Australia. Logging has confirmed at least four discrete oil columns ranging in thickness between 85' and 151' in the Triassic Lower Keraudren formation, within an overall, sand-rich section between 13,648' and 14,763' feet below sea level. Preliminary estimates suggest that there might be as much as 300 million barrels of oil in place. However, final calculation of hydrocarbon pay depends on additional analysis. Apache used the Atwood Eagle (DW semisub) to drill Phoenix South-1.

August 21   |   Tasha   |   400 ft.   Jackup
PT Apexindo is expected to take delivery of their latest newbuild jackup, Tasha (400' ILC), from Dalian Shipyard in China this week. The F&G JU2000E is rated to work in water depths up to 400' and has a rated drilling depth capability of 30,000'. Until the rig receives its first contract, it will remain on standby at the shipyard in China.

August 21   |   Ocean General   |   3,000 ft.   Semisub
Exploratory drilling at the North Kendang-2 (NK-2) well in Salamander Energy's South East Sangatta PSC is complete. The well was drilled by the Ocean General (mid-water semisub) to 8,428-feet true vertical depth sub-sea and cut through two hydrocarbon-bearing intervals. The deepest of the intervals yielded 8 feet of gas condensate pay and was determined to be the over-pressured Upper Miocene sand that was encountered while drilling North Kendang-1. The shallower zone comprised 34 feet of gas pay with some oil shows. Hydrocarbon quantities are considered to be sub-commercial and the well is being plugged and abandoned.

August 19   |   Noble Tom Prosser   |   400 ft.   Jackup
Apache has reported their intention to drill an exploration well at the Roc prospect in permit WA-437-P off Western Australia to the permit partners. Roc will be drilled during 2015 as a follow up to the recent Phoenix South oil discovery in adjacent permit WA-435-P. Earlier this year Apache contracted the Noble Tom Prosser (400' ILC) for a long-term commitment and plans to commence operations offshore Australia with the unit during 1Q2015. While it has not been specifically announced that Apache will use this rig, it is the only rig Apache has under contract in the area.

August 18   |   ENSCO 52   |   300 ft.   Jackup
Ensco has secured term work for their ENSCO 52 (300' ILC) from Murphy at a rate in the high-90s. The rig now has firm work offshore Malaysia through August 2017. Also included with the new contract is an unpriced option with a one-year duration. Earlier this year Ensco identified this unit as one that would be put up for sale. Now, however, channel checks suggest that the sold sign has been removed.

11 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.