Offshore rig utilization fell in the world's most active markets during the week ending July 6, according to ODS-Petrodata Group. U.S. Gulf of Mexico rig utilization dropped 1.5 percent to 85.8 percent this week, with 182 rigs under contract out of a total of 212. European rig utilization fell 1.0 percent to 95.1 percent this week with 97 of the region's 102 rigs under contract, according to ODS, while worldwide rig utilization fell 0.7 percent to 89.0 percent with 580 out of 652 worldwide rigs under contract.
Worldwide offshore rig utilization hit a fresh two-year high the week ending March 23, according to ODS-Petrodata Group. Global rig utilization climbed 0.5 percent to 88 percent, due to a three-rig net increase in contracted rigs, ODS-Petrodata reported. Of the world's 649 offshore rigs, 571 are under contract. Utilization is the highest since October 2, 1998 when it reached 88.7 percent. U.S. Gulf rig utilization remained unchanged at 88
Worldwide offshore rig utilization declined slightly since last week, according to Offshore Data Services' weekly mobile offshore rig count. Two less mobile offshore drilling rigs are under contract worldwide this week compared to last week. With 484 of the world's 634 offshore drilling rigs now under contract, worldwide offshore rig utilization is 76.3 percent. A one-rig decline in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico rig count occurred since last week
Offshore Rig Counts Increase The U.S. and European offshore rig counts increased since last week, according to Offshore Data Services' weekly mobile offshore rig count. In addition, one new rig joined the worldwide drilling fleet. The U.S. Gulf of Mexico rig count posted a net three-rig increase over last week. With 149 of the area's 195 mobile offshore drilling rigs now under contract, U.S. Gulf offshore rig utilization is 76.4 percent.
Worldwide offshore rig utilization climbed slightly the week ending March 9, according to ODS-Petrodata Group. Global rig utilization climbed 0.1 percent to 87.4percent, due to a one-rig net increase in contracted rigs, ODS reported. U.S. Gulf rig utilization was unchanged at 88.2 percent, with 186 out of the region's 211 mobile offshore rigs under contract. European offshore rig utilization decreased by 0.1 percent to 92
The U.S. Gulf of Mexico rig count stands at 150 this week, its highest level since July of 1998. According to Offshore Data Services' weekly mobile offshore rig count, 150 of the 191 offshore rigs in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico are under contract this week. U.S. Gulf mobile offshore rig utilization is 78.5 percent. The improved rig count has been driven primarily by strong domestic natural gas prices, however, natural gas prices have weakened in recent weeks
Rig demand increased in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico and declined slightly in Europe, following a pattern that is likely to be repeated through the end of this year at least. According to Offshore Data Services' weekly mobile offshore rig count, the U.S. Gulf rig count increased by three rigs since last week. Today, 136 of the region's 187 mobile offshore drilling units are under contract and U.S. Gulf mobile offshore rig utilization is 72.7 percent.
The U.S. Gulf of Mexico offshore rig count is at its highest level in nearly a year, according to Offshore Data Services' weekly mobile offshore rig count. A four-rig increase in the U.S. Gulf rig count over last week boosted the count to 140, the highest level since October 16 of last year. The 187-rig U.S. Gulf drilling fleet's utilization rate is now 74.9 percent. As utilization approaches and then exceeds 80 percent, rig owners should benefit in the form of improving rig day rates.
With softness in the Gulf of Mexico and the U.S. apparently on the brink of war, Bob Palmer, Chairman and CEO of Rowan, said, "July earnings were better than expected and, through August, financial results were about as forecast. However, the outlook for September requires that we revise downward our 'best guess' for third quarter earnings to a range of 20-25 cents per share. "Rowan's offshore rig utilization for the third quarter is currently estimated to be 70%
Rowan Companies, Inc. said profit in the third quarter jumped 50% on overseas demand for its offshore oil rigs and drilling services. The Houston drilling contractor and equipment maker said profit in the three months ended Sept. 30 rose to $130.8m, or $1.16 a share, from $87m, or 78 cents a share, in the year-earlier period. Profit in the most recent quarter included a penny a share in gains on asset sales. Revenue rose 20% to $502.2m, short of the $530m anticipated by Wall Street.
Breda, the Netherlands, Dockwise Ltd. has announced that it has been awarded 10 new contracts and contract extensions with a total value of USD 56 million. The bulk of the contracts were awarded shortly after Q3 close and are for execution in Q4 2012 and Q1 2013
Keppel FELS shipyard, Singapore, delivers the seventh & final ENSCO 8500 Series® rig to Ensco The rig is contracted to Anadarko for work in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico starting in December 2012. “The construction and successful commencement of the ENSCO 8500 Series distinguish
International oil services group Aker Solutions is about to open North America's most advanced drilling equipment simulator in Houston, Texas. The simulator will be available to rig operators with the objective of making offshore drilling operations safer and more cost effective.
Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. (NYSE:DO) today announced that a subsidiary of the company has entered into two term drilling contracts with Anadarko Petroleum Corporation. The contracts, which will utilize Diamond Offshore's two new-build drillships now on order
Transocean Ltd. (NYSE: RIG) (SIX: RIGN) today reported net income attributable to controlling interest of $310 million, or $0.96 per diluted share, for the three months ended March 31, 2011. The results compare to net income attributable to controlling interest of $677 million, or $2
Hercules Offshore, Inc. (Nasdaq: HERO) reported a loss from continuing operations of $15.1m, or $0.13 per diluted share, on revenues of $168.5m for the third quarter 2010, compared with a loss from continuing operations of $37.2m, or $0.38 per diluted share, on revenues of $159
Northern Offshore, Ltd. (Oslo Bors: NOF.OL) reported net income for the three months ended March 31, 2010 of US$23.2 million, or US$0.15 per diluted share, on revenues of US$68.1 million. This compares to net income of US$3.6 million, or US$0
Pride International, Inc. (NYSE: PDE) reported income from continuing operations for the three months ended June 30, 2009 of $121.8 million, or $0.69 per diluted share. The second quarter results compared to income from continuing operations of $153.1 million, or $0
Led by Alexander Ananenkov, Deputy Chairman of Gazprom Management Committee, the company’s delegation continues its business trip to Saint Petersburg. The delegation is composed of Oleg Aksyutin, Member of the Management Committee – Head of the Gas Transportation
On Feb. 10, Hercules Offshore, Inc. (NASDAQ:HERO) reported income from continuing operations of $37.4m, or $0.42 per diluted share, on revenues of $313.5m for the fourth quarter 2008, excluding the effects of non-recurring items, compared with income from continuing operations of $32.8m, or $0
For the three months ended September 30, 2008, Rowan Companies, Inc. (NYSE: RDC) generated net income of $114.1m or $1.00 per share, compared to $130.8m or $1.16 per share in the third quarter of 2007 and $120.6m or $1.06 per share in the second quarter of 2008. Revenues were $527
Hornbeck Offshore Services Inc., posted higher quarterly earnings, but missed market expectations, even as it reaffirmed its full-year earnings outlook, Reuters reported. Hornbeck, earned $23.1m, or 86 cents a share, compared with $17.5m, or 67 cents a share, a year ago
For the three months ended September 30, 2007, Rowan Companies, Inc. (NYSE:RDC) generated record net income of $130.8m, or $1.16 per share, compared to $87.0m, or 78 cents per share, in the third quarter of 2006 and $128.1m, or $1.14 per share, in the second quarter of 2007. Revenues were $502
According to Rigzone, Gulf Capital has acquired, as part of a large investment consortium, a 21% stake in Maritime Industrial Services Co. (MIS) was acquired as part of a larger private placement that raised $80 million for MIS on the Norwegian over the counter (OTC) market.
A new study by IMA calls for a major ramp up in orders for floating production systems over the next five years. The 125 page report issued in March provides a detailed forecast of the number of FPSOs, TLPs, Semis, Spars and FSOs needed through 2010 to satisfy increasing development of deepwater