Offshore Rigs in the Path of the Storm


GOM Rigs Affected by Hurricane Gustav
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Hurricane Gustav is not only affecting oil and gas production today, but also future production by stalling exploration efforts in the Gulf of Mexico. The US Minerals Management Service reported on Sept. 1 that staff from 100 drilling rigs was evacuated as safety precautions ahead of Hurricane Gustav. Equal to nearly 83% of the operating rigs in the GOM, there are only 21 rigs that are in operation today.

Rigs Affected by Hurricane Gustav

According to data provided by GOMExplorer.com, there were a total of 74 offshore rigs that were affected by Hurricane Gustav. Thirty-two offshore rigs, including 24 jackups, one submersible, six semisubmersibles and one drillship, sustained hurricane-force winds. An additional 42 drilling rigs withstood tropical storm-force winds, including 29 jackups, 10 semisubs and three drillships.

Hurricane Force Winds Tropical Storm Force Winds

Jackups

Blake 151
Cecil Provine
Dolphin 106
ENSCO 68
ENSCO 82
ENSCO 90
ENSCO 99
Hercules 101
Hercules 120
Hercules 203
Hercules 251
Hercules 257
Hercules 85
Ocean Champion
Ocean Crusader
Ocean Summit
Ocean Titan
Pool 53
Pride Arizona
Pride Florida
Pride Kansas
Ranger V
Rowan Alaska
Rowan Gorilla IV

Submersible

Noble Joe Alford

Semisubs

Noble Jim Thompson
Ocean Quest
Transocean Amirante
Deepwater Horizon
ENSCO 7500
West Sirius

Drillship

Discoverer Enterprise

Jackups

Blake 202
Blake 303
ENSCO 60
ENSCO 74
ENSCO 75
ENSCO 83
ENSCO 86
ENSCO 87
ENSCO 89
ENSCO 93
ENSCO 98
Hercules 155
Hercules 201
Hercules 202
Hercules 204
Hercules 211
Hercules 252
Hercules 253
Hercules 254
Hercules 350
Ocean Spartan
Ocean Tower
Pride Alaska
Pride Georgia
Pride Nevada
Pride New Mexico
Pride Wyoming
Rowan Anchorage
Rowan Juneau

Semisubs

Deepwater Nautilus
Noble Amos Runner
Noble Paul Romano
Ocean Saratoga
Ocean Star
Transocean Marianas
Cajun Express
GSF Development Driller I
GSF Development Driller II
Ocean Confidence

Drillships

Belford Dolphin
Discoverer Spirit
GSF CR Luigs

To better assess damage caused this hurricane season, GOMExplorer now offers users another map layer that portrays wind speeds and storm paths.

While unofficial reports have trickled in stating that damage, if any, is minimal; rig contractors are currently conducting fly-over inspections of their fleets. Official damage reports are expected in a few days.

Read more on preparations for Gustav in Rigzone's Special Coverage Gearing Up for Gustav.
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