Total mobile rig utilization in the Gulf of Mexico dipped below 50% this week. Currently, 60 of 125 rigs are under contract or committed for work, for utilization of 48%. Marketed utilization, which excludes cold stacked and other non-marketed U.S. Gulf of Mexico rigs, also declined—to 81.1%, with 60 of 74 rigs under contract.
Within the jackup fleet, overall, two previously contracted units were released while one idle rig received a contract. As a result, fleet utilization now stands at 39.3%, with 33 of 84 rigs under contract or committed for work. Marketed utilization dropped to 75%, with 33 of 44 units contracted.
Floating rig utilization saw no changes again this week. Overall, 28 of 34 rigs are under contract, for utilization of 82.3%, while marketed utilization is 93.3%, with 28 of 30 rigs under contract.
Total Platform rig fleet utilization did not change for the week. Currently, 23 of 52 units are under contract, for utilization of 44.2%. Marketed utilization rose slightly, as one rig was removed from marketed status. Currently, 23 of 35 units are contracted, for utilization of 65.7%.
Inland barge utilization is unchanged this week. Total fleet utilization remains at 42.4%, with ...