Total mobile rig utilization in the Gulf of Mexico rose this week, currently standing at 49.6%, with 58 of 117 rigs under contract or committed for work. Marketed utilization, which excludes cold stacked and other rigs located here but not marketed in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, stands at 81.7%, with 58 of 71 rigs under contract.
Within the jackup fleet, overall fleet utilization is now 40.3%, with 31 of 77 units under contract or committed for work. One previously idle ENSCO, PLC jackup received a contract, while a Noble Drilling unit left for Mexico. Marketed utilization is 72.1%, with 31 of 43 units contracted.
Floating rig utilization rose slightly with the addition to the fleet of the Noble Bully I newbuild. Currently, fleet utilization is now 79.4%, with 27 of 34 units under contract. Marketed utilization is marginally higher at 96.4%, with 27 of 28 rigs under contract.
Total Platform rig fleet utilization is unchanged, with 23 of 52 units 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 unchanged, with 33 of 59 units are under contract ...