Total mobile rig utilization in the Gulf of Mexico increased this week as two previously idle rigs received contracts. Currently, 63 of 115 rigs are under contract or committed for work, for utilization of 54.8%. Marketed utilization, which excludes cold stacked and other rigs here but not marketed in the U.S. gulf, rose to 91.3%, with 63 of 69 rigs under contract.
Utilization of the jackup fleet increased from last week, as an idle Nabors Offshore Corporation unit received a contract. Overall fleet utilization is now 47.4% with 36 of 76 units under contract or committed for work. Marketed utilization is now 85.7% with 36 of 42 units contracted.
Floating rig utilization also rose this week, as a previously idle Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. semi went to work. Current fleet utilization is now 81.8%, with 27 of 33 units under contract, while marketed utilization hit 100%, with all 27 rigs under contract.
Total platform rig fleet utilization is still 44%, with 22 of 50 units under contract. Marketed utilization stands at 62.9%, with 22 of 35 units under contract or committed for work.
Inland barge utilization is unchanged this week. Total utilization is 55% with 33 of 60 units contracted, ...