Woldwide Offshore Rig Utilization Plummets
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.
Offshore Rig Utilization Hits 2-Year High
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
Offshore Rig Report
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.
Offshore Rig Utilization Declines Slightly
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
U.S. Offshore Rig Count Hits 17-Month High
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
Offshore Rig Use Up
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
U.S. Offshore Rig Demand Continues To Rise
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.
Offshore Rig Demand Rises In U.S., Falls In Europe
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.
Rowan Profits Jump in 3Q
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.
Rowan Revises 3Q Business Outlook
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%
Transocean 4Q Revenue Up
Transocean Ltd. Reports Fourth Quarter And Full Year 2015 Results:- Revenues were $1.85 billion, up from $1.61 billion in the third quarter of 2015; Operating and maintenance expenses were $794 million, down from $880 million in the prior period; Adjusted net income was $615 million, $1.68 per diluted share, excluding $4 million of net unfavorable items. This compares with $316 million, $0.87 per diluted share, in the third quarter of 2015, excluding $5 million of net favorable items
Ensco plc Report Loss
* Non-Cash Asset and Goodwill Impairments Totaling $2.9 Billion * Cash From Operating Activities of $423 Million in Fourth Quarter and $1.7 Billion for Full Year * Record Safety and Operational Performance * ENSCO DS-8 Commences Initial Five-Year Contract Offshore Angola * #1 in Total Customer Satisfaction for Sixth Consecutive Year * Quarterly Dividend Reduced to $0.01 Per Share to Improve Capital Management Flexibility
Xervo Offers Boat-in-a-Box for Commercial Shipping
Lifeboat producer Xervo has now reimagined and redeveloped its Boat-In-A-Box concept to match the needs of the commercial shipping business, and has already landed its first commercial shipping order for delivery in Q2 2016. The new lifeboat combines Xervo’s well-known safety concept with a compact design that offers better space utilization, lower service and maintenance costs, and a better lifetime value than existing solutions on the market.
OSV Companies Running Out of Options -Study
As oil continues to sell below $50 per barrel, 2017 could be one of the toughest years in decades for Offshore Supply Vessel (OSV) companies, according to a study of 44 companies in the industry by AlixPartners. The firm’s analysis highlights these companies’ rising debt burdens, making it increasingly unlikely that most of them can maintain solvency. The industry faces grave financial pressure, which is clear from recent bankruptcy filings and distressed mergers.
Transocean Profit Slides on Lower Rig Demand
Reuters – Transocean Ltd, owner of the world's largest offshore drilling fleet, said on Wednesday that fourth-quarter profit fell 49 percent from a year ago, hurt by lower rig utilization. The company's net profit attributable to controlling interest fell to $233 million, or 64 cents per share, from $456 million, or $1.26 per share, a year earlier. The driller for the oil industry said about $34 million in unfavorable charges affected its profit in the latest quarter
Transocean Estimates 18-24 Months to Recovery
Reuters - Transocean Ltd, owner of the world's largest offshore drilling fleet, said it could take up to 18-24 months for demand to recover as customers delay drilling programs. Demand for offshore rigs is tapering as major oil companies trim exploration and production budgets in the face of investor demands for higher returns. Transocean, whose deepwater fleet is relatively older than that of its competitors, said about 19 of its deepwater and ultra deepwater rigs will be up for
GulfMark Offshore Records its Highest Ever Q1 Revenue
Houston-based GulfMark Offshore President & CEO Quintin Kneen commented on his company's first quarter 2014 financial report: "We recorded our highest first quarter revenue ever, and we still expect 2014 to produce our highest annual revenue ever." He continued, "We came in just under the midpoint of our first-quarter revenue guidance, which resulted from slightly lower utilization than we originally anticipated, but overall
Diamond Offshore profit falls as rig demand softens
Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc, one of the world's top five offshore rig contractors, reported a 17 percent drop in quarterly profit as demand fell for rigs used in deep water drilling. Contract drillers face a tough year as vessels ordered during boom times are delivered just as energy companies are tightening spending on offshore exploration. Diamond Offshore, whose competitors include Ensco Plc , Transocean Ltd and Helmerich & Payne Inc
Diamond Offshore Shares on the Rise
Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc, one of the world's top five offshore rig contractors, reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit as it cut drilling costs and hiked prices, sending its shares up as much as 10.5 percent. The company - owned 50.4 percent by hotel, energy and financial services conglomerate Loews Corp - also said it would pay a special cash dividend of 75 cents per share on top of its regular quarterly dividend of 13 cents.
Boskalis Achieves Higher Revenue In Q1 2014
Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. reported a higher revenue for the first quarter of 2014 compared to the same period last year. This was in line with company expectations. This achievement was the result of Good utilization of the Dredging and Offshore vessels. Adjusted for the acquisition of Dockwise, which was only included in the consolidated figures from the second quarter of 2013, revenue was also higher.
Saipem Awarded New Drilling Contracts of $850 mi
Saipem has been awarded new drilling contracts in Indonesia, Nigeria, the Arabian Gulf and Latin America worth approximately $850 million of which $540 million are related to offshore activity and refer to four different units of Saipem’s fleet. Saipem has signed with Eni Muara Bakau B.V. a contract for the utilization of the Scarabeo 7 which will be operating offshore Indonesia drilling a minimum of 12 wells; the project is estimated to be completed in first quarter 2017
Ensco plc Reports 3Q, 2014 Results
Ensco plc today reported earnings per share from continuing operations of $1.93 in third quarter 2014, up 16% from $1.66 in third quarter 2013. Adjusted for a $0.06 per share gain on the sale of four jackup rigs, third quarter 2014 diluted earnings per share from continuing operations were $1.87. The loss from discontinued operations was $0.10 per share for third quarter 2014 compared to a loss of $0.04 per share a year ago
Diamond Offshore Scraps Special Dividend on Weak Market
Rig contractor Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc said it expected a significant number of ultra-deepwater rigs to be idled across the industry by year-end as oil producers' capital budget is likely to be lowered by a fifth this year. The company also said it would not pay a special dividend as it had been doing since 2006 to save cash to take advantage of opportunities in a distressed market. "...This action saves the company about $415 million over the next year
Hercules Offshore: Challenges Ahead in 2015
Drilling contractor Hercules Offshore Inc forecast a challenging year ahead as demand for its rigs remains weak with producers scaling backing drilling due to a slump in global oil prices. Shares of the company, which reported a smaller-than-expected loss, rose 21 percent to 84 cents in light trading before the bell. Demand for jackup rigs remains weak in every region of the world, Chief Executive John Rynd said
Maersk Drilling's Strong 1Q Performance
Maersk Drilling delivered a profit of USD 168m (USD 116m) in the first quarter of 2015. The result was positively impacted by fleet growth and continued good operational performance, but partly offset by two rigs being idle. The underlying profit for the quarter was USD 195m (USD 109m) generating a ROIC of 8.5% (8.1%). “Maersk Drilling continues its strong operational performance, and once again deliver a good result