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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
November 2014 93 109 85.3% 369 441 83.7% 157 179 87.7%
October 2014 93 107 86.9% 373 439 85.0% 157 181 86.7%
September 2014 93 105 88.6% 372 438 84.9% 158 181 87.3%
August 2014 93 102 91.2% 377 438 86.1% 160 181 88.4%
July 2014 92 101 91.1% 369 435 84.8% 156 181 86.2%
June 2014 90 100 90.0% 364 432 84.3% 155 181 85.6%
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Offshore Rig Utilization Last 12 Months Utilization Graph Legend

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GSF Development Driller II
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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.
December 8   |   MTR-3   |     Tender
Mermaid Maritime recently held a steel cutting ceremony for its newbuild tender assist unit, MTR-3, at China Merchants Heavy Industry Shipyard in Nantong, China. Delivery of MTR-3 is scheduled during the first half of 2016. Features on the newbuild include: larger deck space, bigger cranes, accommodations for 200 personnel on board, larger tank storage and NOV-supplied drilling equipment package. The rig will be capable of working in water depths up to 800 feet with conventional mooring and in water depths up to 3,000 feet with pre-laid mooring.

December 8   |   EDrill-3   |   6,500 ft.   Tender
Energy Drilling's latest semi-tender unit, EDrill-3, has reached a significant milestone with the installation of the upper hull deck box modules. This took place just a little more than a month after the lower hull was launched. EDrill-3's upper hull was built in parallel with the lower hull and outfitted with major equipment packages. The living quarters module is now being prepped for installation. Construction is being carried out by Cosco Guangdong Shipyard in southern China. Delivery is scheduled during 3Q2015.

December 8   |   West Navigator   |   7,500 ft.   Drillship
Centrica's Ivory prospect encountered natural gas in the primary and secondary exploration targets. 6707/10-3 is the first exploration well to be drilled in PL 528B. Preliminary calculations of the size of the discovery are between two and eight billion standard cubic meters of recoverable gas. The West Navigator (UDW drillship) was used to drill the well to a depth of 13,989' in approximately 4,675' of water. Once P&A operations have been completed, the rig will be released. The rig was scheduled to start work for Rosneft once released by Centrica. However, due to sanctions it appears the rig will have some idle time prior to starting work for Rosneft.

December 8   |   MTR-2   |   330 ft.   Tender
Mermaid Drilling received notice of early contract termination from Chevron for their MTR-2 tender assist unit. Inability to secure government permits was cited as the reason for the termination. Earlier in the year the dayrate was reduced to the low-$40s while awaiting permit approval. Original end date for the two-year contract was May 2015. Mermaid is expected to mobilize the rig to Singapore by the end of December.

December 10   |   Noble Globetrotter II   |   12,000 ft.   Drillship
Hunt Oil has released the Noble Globetrotter II (UDW drillship) back to Shell having completed its one-well program offshore Benin. The rig is now mobilizing to Turkey with an expected arrival date of approximately December 21st. Shell has the rig on a ten year contract which began in 3Q2013. For the first five years of the contract, the dayrate is fixed in the low-$460s and during the second five years, the rate will be based on a market index.

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.