Latest Offshore Rig Activity

The worldwide mobile offshore rig count was up 4 for the week with 3 jackups and one semisub seeing new contracts. There are 479 rigs under contract out of a total of 653 available.

Transocean Sedco Forex reports that two of its Gulf of Mexico jackups, the RBF 204 and the RBF 206 have come off ready stacked and are working for Unocal and Apache, respectively.

Pride reports that the Pride Ohio has a contract with PEDCO through 2004 and is en route to the Middle East. The Pride North Sea has secured a contract with Talisman through May of this year to work in the Kildrummy field in the UK.

Saipem reports that the Perro Negro 3 has arrived in India and is working for ONGC at its NT-7 location.