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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
February 2015 90 114 78.9% 352 441 79.8% 152 174 87.4%
January 2015 89 113 78.8% 351 438 80.1% 156 173 90.2%
December 2014 92 112 82.1% 356 436 81.7% 155 174 89.1%
November 2014 94 110 85.5% 361 431 83.8% 155 174 89.1%
October 2014 94 108 87.0% 364 429 84.8% 154 175 88.0%
September 2014 94 106 88.7% 363 428 84.8% 154 175 88.0%
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Recent Offshore Rig Activity Notes Sample
Below is a sample of the 26 rig activity notes from the last week available to RigLogix subscribers.
February 26   |   Hercules 261   |   250 ft.   Jackup
Hercules Offshore has received notice from Saudi Aramco that the contract for jackup Hercules 261 (250'-IC) will be terminated effective March 27, 2015. The contract was scheduled to run through September 2019. Hercules says it is "in the process of seeking a basis for continuing the contract". Hercules has two other jackups under contract with Saudi Aramco, the Hercules 262 (250'-IC) and the Hercules 266 (250'-IC). The company is in discussions with Saudi Aramco about possible rate reductions on both rigs. The contracts run to November 2019 and November 2015 respectively.

February 26   |   West Vigilant   |   350 ft.   Jackup
Seadrill Ltd. reports that Talisman Energy will release jackup West Vigilant (350'-IC) by May 2015, well ahead of its previously scheduled November 2016 end date. The rig has been working off Malaysia for Talisman since November 2012.

February 26   |   WilHunter   |   1,500 ft.   Semisub
Hess has elected not to exercise their 275-day option on the WilHunter (midwater semisub). The rig's firm contract, which has a rate in the mid-$380s, ends November 2015. Hess is using the rig for P&A work in the UK Sector of the North Sea.

February 26   |   Pacific Meltem   |   12,000 ft.   Drillship
Pacific Drilling's latest newbuild drillship, Pacific Meltem, is expected to arrive in the US Gulf of Mexico by mid-March. Pacific believes the Gulf of Mexico is the best market in which to position the rig. Delivery of the newbuild was accepted in late November 2014 from Samsung Heavy Industries.

February 26   |   Pacific Mistral   |   12,000 ft.   Drillship
Pacific Drilling plans to take the Pacific Mistral to Curacao in an effort to minimize standby costs and position the unit to be able to quickly reach anywhere in the Atlantic basin when a contract opportunity is secured. While in Curacao, Pacific Drilling plans to take care of maintenance and special periodic survey work ahead of schedule to reduce future downtime.

21 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.