Total mobile rig utilization in the Gulf of Mexico inched upward this week, as one new rig was delivered without a contract and one previously idle rig received a contract. Currently, 59 of 117 rigs are under contract or committed for work, for utilization of 50.4%. Marketed utilization, which excludes cold stacked and other rigs here but not marketed in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, stands at 83.1%, with 59 of 71 rigs under contract.
Within the jackup fleet, overall fleet utilization is now 41.6%, with 32 of 77 units under contract or committed for work. One Rowan newbuild jackup was added to the rig rolls without a contract, while a previously idle ENSCO, PLC unit received a contract. Marketed utilization is now 74.4%, with 32 of 43 units contracted.
Floating rig utilization saw no change this week. Current fleet utilization is now 79.4%, with 27 of 34 units under contract. Marketed utilization remains at 96.4%, with 27 of 28 rigs under contract.
Total Platform rig fleet utilization increased with the removal of two units from supply and an idle Nabors Offshore unit receiving a contract. Currently, 23 of 50 units are under contract, for utilization of ...