Total mobile rig utilization in the Gulf of Mexico rose slightly this week. Currently, 58 of 122 rigs are under contract or committed for work, for utilization of 47.5%. Marketed utilization—which excludes cold stacked and other non-marketed U.S. gulf rigs—also increased, to 81.7%, with 58 of 71 rigs under contract.
Within the jackup fleet, overall fleet utilization now stands at 38.1%, with 32 of 84 units under contract or committed for work. Marketed utilization is now 72.7%, with 32 of 44 units contracted.
Floating rig utilization fell this week as two Transocean rigs—one semi and one drillship—left the region. Overall, 26 of 32 rigs are under contract, for utilization of 81.2%, while marketed utilization is 96.2%, with 26 of 27 rigs under contract.
Total Platform rig fleet utilization increased slightly as a Blake International USA Rigs, LLC unit departed for Mexico. Currently, 23 of 51 units are under contract, for utilization of 45.1%. Marketed utilization is unchanged, with 23 of 35 units contracted, for utilization of 65.7%.
Inland barge utilization saw no change this week. Total fleet utilization remains at 42.4%, with 25 of 59 units under contract, while marketed utilization stands at 59.5%, with 25 ...