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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
September 2014 94 106 88.7% 371 450 82.4% 156 186 83.9%
August 2014 94 103 91.3% 378 449 84.2% 160 187 85.6%
July 2014 94 103 91.3% 370 445 83.1% 158 187 84.5%
June 2014 92 102 90.2% 365 443 82.4% 158 187 84.5%
May 2014 91 102 89.2% 369 439 84.1% 161 186 86.6%
April 2014 86 99 86.9% 371 435 85.3% 164 186 88.2%
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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 27 rig activity notes from the last week available to RigLogix subscribers.
October 7   |   Cajun Express   |   8,500 ft.   Semisub
Cairn Energy and its partners in Senegal's Sangomar Deep Block encountered a very substantial oil bearing interval with their FAN-1 exploration well. This discovery has the potential to be a standalone development and materially upgrades the prospectivity of the block. FAN-1 targeted multiple stacked deepwater fans reaching a TD of 16,165 feet encountering 95 feet of net pay of good quality oil (28 - 41 degree API) over a total gross oil column greater than 1,640 feet. The Cajun Express (UDW semisub) will now move to the SNE-1 exploration well, also on Sangomar Deep, to take it down to TD.

October 7   |   Norbe VI   |   8,000 ft.   Semisub
Petrobras says logging data and fluid samples taken from their Pudim appraisal well confirm the presence of good quality oil. Testing was performed at a depth of approximately 11,646 feet. Petrobras will now take the well down to the planned TD of 14,764 feet. Drilling is being carried out by Odebrecht's Norbe VI (UDW semisub) in water depths of 6,187 feet. Well 3-BRSA-1253D-ESS is located in the Brigadeiro Discovery Evaluation Area in the Espirito Santo Basin. Shell and Inpex are partners in the well.

October 6   |   ENSCO 8503   |   10,000 ft.   Semisub
Stone Energy has hired the ENSCO 8503 (UDW semisub) for 30-month term contract to work in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. Commencement is expected during 2Q2015 after mooring upgrades have been made to the rig. Stone Energy also has the option to extend the contract for up to an additional 12 months. There is also a clause allowing Stone to shorten the primary term by up to six months, provided notice is given no later than March 31, 2015. Dayrate for the firm period is in the low-$350s.

October 9   |   Transocean Arctic   |   1,640 ft.   Semisub
Lundin has commenced drilling operations on its Storm Prospect located on PL555 in the Northern North Sea. Drilling will be carried out using the Transocean Arctic (mid-water semisub) with operations expected to take approximately 80 days. Estimates place the gross prospective resources at 89 MMboe.

October 9   |   Stena Spey   |   1,500 ft.   Semisub
EnQuest and their partner, Ithaca Energy, recently received approval of their Ythan field development plan. Ythan is located in UK North Sea blocks 211/18a, 211/18e and 211/19c adjacent to the Don Southwest field. Development plans call for two production wells and two water injection wells to be drilled. The initial production well will be drilled using the Stena Spey (mid-water semisub) during 4Q2014. First production is expected during 2Q2015.

22 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.