Total mobile rig utilization in the Gulf of Mexico increased this week. Currently, 60 of 124 rigs are under contract or committed for work, for utilization of 48.4%. Marketed utilization, which excludes cold stacked and other non-marketed U.S. Gulf of Mexico rigs, rose to 83.3%, with 60 of 72 rigs under contract.
Within the jackup fleet, overall fleet utilization is 38.8%, with 33 of 85 units under contract or committed for work. One Noble Drilling unit entered the fleet but is not marketed in the area, and one previously idle Diamond Offshore jackup received a contract. Marketed utilization is higher at 75%, with 33 of 44 units contracted.
Floating rig utilization also rose slightly with the mobilization of Transocean Offshore drillship Discoverer India to the area. Currently, 27 of 33 rigs are under contract, for utilization of 81.8%, while marketed utilization is 96.4%, with 27 of 28 rigs under contract.
Total Platform rig fleet utilization is unchanged from last week. Currently, 23 of 52 units are under contract, for utilization of 44.2%. Marketed utilization stands at 63.9%, with 23 of 36 units under contract or committed for work.
Inland barge utilization is currently 55.9%, with 33 ...