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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
June 2014 92 103 89.3% 360 444 81.1% 158 189 83.6%
May 2014 91 102 89.2% 365 439 83.1% 161 188 85.6%
April 2014 86 99 86.9% 370 435 85.1% 165 188 87.8%
March 2014 85 98 86.7% 371 427 86.9% 165 188 87.8%
February 2014 85 97 87.6% 368 427 86.2% 165 188 87.8%
January 2014 84 92 91.3% 370 424 87.3% 169 188 89.9%
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Recent Offshore Rig Activity Notes Sample
Below is a sample of the 18 rig activity notes from the last week available to RigLogix subscribers.
July 14   |   Noble Julie Robertson   |   290 ft.   Jackup
Centrica has spudded its Pegasus West appraisal well in the Southern North Sea. Pegasus West is designed to delineate the extent of the Pegasus gas discovery made in 2010. Drilling operations are expected to last approximately two months and the Noble Julie Robertson (290' ILC) is being used to drill the well. Centrica has the rig on contract through April 2016 at a rate in the mid-$150s.

July 14   |   Olinda Star   |   3,600 ft.   Semisub
Olinda Star Wins Karoon Work Australian-based Karoon Gas has awarded the Olinda Star (mid-water semisub) a 2+2 well contract to carryout appraisal and exploration work on their Santos Basin acreage. For the firm drilling program, Karoon will use the rig to drill their Kangaroo-2 appraisal well and their Kangaroo West-1 exploration well. In the event that these two wells are successful, Karoon would use the Olinda Star to drill an additional Kangaroo appraisal well and an appraisal well at Kangaroo West. Duration of the firm two-well program is 120 days at a rate of approximately $308K/day starting in September 2014.

July 14   |   Transocean Barents   |   10,000 ft.   Semisub
Transocean's Transocean Barents (UDW semisub) is expected to arrive at Kvaerner's Stord facilities this week and stay for approximately two months. While at the yard, the unit will undergo repairs and upgrades as well as its five-year class survey. The DNV-classed unit was delivered in 2009 from Kvaerner's Stord yard. Upon completion of its shipyard stay, the rig will go to work for Shell offshore Norway.

July 15   |   Noble Globetrotter I   |   10,000 ft.   Drillship
Shell announced an oil discovery in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico while drilling its Rydberg exploration well in Mississippi Canyon block 525. Rydberg is the company's third major discovery in the Jurrasic-aged Norphlet play after the 2007 Vicksburg and 2009 Appomattox discoveries. Rydberg was drilled by the Noble Globetrotter I (UDW Drillship) to a total depth of 26,371 feet. The well intersected 400 feet of net oil pay. Data is still being evaluated but Shell expects the resource base to be approximately 100 MMboe. Total combined resources for the three discoveries could exceed 700 MMboe. The Globetrotter I is relocating to drill an exploration well at the Gettysberg prospect in De Soto Canyon block 398 where Shell and Nexen are partners.

July 15   |   Pacific Bora   |   10,000 ft.   Drillship
In December 2013 a condition commitment to extend the contract for the Pacific Bora (UDW drillship) for a period of two years at a rate in the mid-$610s was signed. Since then, Pacific Drilling and Chevron have entered into a new agreement on the dayrate for the rig setting the rate in the mid-$580s. Approval from Chevron's local partner is expected prior to the end of August 2014. This extension will keep the rig busy offshore Nigeria through August 2016.

13 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.