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Weekly offshore rig count totals for jackup and floating drilling rigs across the key global regions, with data provided by RigLogix.

Global Rig Count As of DateGlobal Jackup Rig Count TotalGlobal Floating Rig Count Total
Monday 3rd October388141

* From Week 17, rigs with future contracts which will be unavailble to the market for hire, are included.

The global offshore rig count for jackup and floating rigs for week 40 as of Monday 3rd October, 2022

Week 40 2022 Jackups
Week 40 2022 Floaters
Global Rig Count As of DateGlobal Jackup Rig Count TotalGlobal Floating Rig Count Total
Monday 5th September382142
Monday 12th September380142
Monday 19th September381142
Monday 26th September382143

The global offshore rig count for jackup and floating rigs for week 39 as of Monday 26th September, 2022

Week 39 2022 Jackups
Week 39 2022 Floaters

The global offshore rig count for jackup and floating rigs for week 38 as of Monday 19th September, 2022

Week 38 2022 Jackups
Week 38 2022 Floaters

The global offshore rig count for jackup and floating rigs for week 37 as of Monday 12th September, 2022

Week 37 2022 Jackups
Week 37 2022 Floaters

The global offshore rig count for jackup and floating rigs for week 36 as of Monday 5th September, 2022

The global jackup count for August declined by one to 383 by the end of the month. However, despite the overall decline, rig counts in Southeast Asia and the Middle East increased by two rigs. ADNOC Offshore and Saudi Aramco continue to account for most of the activity in the Middle East. The North Sea also saw an increase for the month, rising by one to 32 at the end of the month. Floating rig demand worldwide increased by two during the month, from 142 to 144 contracted/committed units. The North Sea and West Africa both saw an increase in one unit for the month. After a lull in contract signings for the past month or two, awards seem to have restarted and with several active tenders still outstanding there should be more to come in September.

Global Rig Count As of DateGlobal Jackup Rig Count TotalGlobal Floating Rig Count Total
Monday 1st August384142
Monday 8th August382142
Monday 15th August382142
Monday 22nd August384143
Monday 29th August383144

The global offshore rig count for jackup and floating rigs for week 35 as of Monday 29th August, 2022

Week 35 2022 Jackups
Week 35 2022 Floaters

The global offshore rig count for jackup and floating rigs for week 34 as of Monday 22nd August, 2022

Week 34 Jackups
Week 34 Floaters

The global offshore rig count for jackup and floating rigs for week 33 as of Monday 15th August, 2022

Week 33 Jackups
Week 33 2022 Floaters

The global offshore rig count for jackup and floating rigs for week 32 as of Monday 8th August, 2022

Week 32 Jackups
Week 32 Floaters

The global offshore rig count for jackup and floating rigs for week 31 as of Monday 1st August, 2022

The number of global contracted/committed jackups rose by one during July to 384 units. Declines in both the North Sea and Southeast Asia were offset by gains in the Middle East and elsewhere. Since the end of April, the number or contracted/committed jackups has risen by 11. For floating rigs, the rig count was unchanged for the month, at 142. The number of units fell by one in the North Sea, but that was covered up by a one-rig increase in Africa. Fleet demand is up by four units from 138 at the end of April.

Global Rig Count As of DateGlobal Jackup Rig Count TotalGlobal Floating Rig Count Total
Monday 4th July383141
Monday 11th July383142
Monday 18th July382141
Monday 25th July383142

The global offshore rig count for jackup and floating rigs for week 30 as of Monday 25th July, 2022

Week 30 Jackups
Week 30 Floaters

The global offshore rig count for jackup and floating rigs for week 29 as of Monday 18th July, 2022

Week 29 Jackups
Week 29 Floaters

The global offshore rig count for jackup and floating rigs for week 28 as of Monday 11th July, 2022

Week 28 Jackups
Week 28 Floaters

The global offshore rig count for jackup and floating rigs for week 27 as of Monday 4th July, 2022

Week 27 Jackups
Week 27 Floaters

There was no change in the number of contracted/committed floating rigs during the month of June, with demand starting and ending the month at 139. Jackup demand, however, jumped by four units during the same period, up from 378 contracted/committed units in the first week of the month to 382 in the last week. While demand in the North Sea declined by one unit during June, the number of contracted/committed units in Southeast Asia rose by two. In addition, a previously retired unit in the US Gulf of Mexico was brought out of retirement for a new contract, increasing demand in that region.

Global Rig Count As of DateGlobal Jackup Rig Count TotalGlobal Floating Rig Count Total
Monday 6th June378139
Monday 13th June379140
Monday 20th June383139
Monday 27th June382139

The global offshore rig count for jackup and floating rigs for week 26 as of Monday 27th June, 2022

Week 26 Jackups
Week 26 Floaters

The global offshore rig count for jackup and floating rigs for week 25 as of Monday 20th June, 2022

Week 25 Jackups
Week 25 Floaters

The global offshore rig count for jackup and floating rigs for week 24 as of Monday 13th June, 2022

Week 24 Jackups
Week 24 Floaters

The global offshore rig count for jackup and floating rigs for week 23 as of Monday 6th June, 2022

Week 23 Jackups
Week 23 Floaters
Global Rig Count As of DateGlobal Jackup Rig Count TotalGlobal Floating Rig Count Total
Monday 2nd May378139
Monday 9th May378138
Monday 16th May377138
Monday 23rd May383138
Monday 30th May379138

The global offshore rig count for jackup and floating rigs for week 22 as of Monday 30th May, 2022

Week 22 Jackups
Week 22 Floaters

The global offshore rig count for jackup and floating rigs for week 21 as of Monday 23rd May, 2022

Week 21 Jackups
Week 21 Floaters

The global offshore rig count for jackup and floating rigs for week 20 as of Monday 16th May, 2022

Week 20 Jackups
Week 20 Floaters

The global offshore rig count for jackup and floating rigs for week 19 as of Monday 9th May, 2022

Week 19 Jackups
Week 19 Floaters

The global offshore rig count for jackup and floating rigs for week 18 as of Monday 2nd May, 2022

Week 18 Jackups
Week 18 Floaters

The global jackup rig count in April increased by two overall to 350. One-rig increases were seen in both the Middle East and the North Sea, while other regions remained unchanged. For floating rigs there was no change for the month, with the count starting and ending at 115 contracted units. South America saw a decline of one unit at the end of the month, but otherwise there was little movement anywhere in the world. We still expect the rig count to increase in the coming months given the number of pending contract awards. As a reminder, starting in May we will revise our rig counts to include non-working rigs that have future contracts in place (committed units). These are rigs that are not “on payroll” but are also not available for hire by another operator. We believe this is a more accurate accounting of what is available and what is not. The resulting rig counts will in most cases be higher than the numbers shown for just contracted rigs.

Global Rig Count As of DateGlobal Jackup Rig Count TotalGlobal Floating Rig Count Total
Monday 4th April348115
Monday 11th April349117
Monday 18th April346115
Monday 25th April373138

The global offshore rig count for jackup and floating rigs for week 17 as of Monday 25th April, 2022

Week 17 Jackups
Week 17 Floaters

The global offshore rig count for jackup and floating rigs for week 16 as of Monday 18th April, 2022

Week 16 Jackups
Week 16 Floaters

The global offshore rig count for jackup and floating rigs for week 15 as of Monday 11th April, 2022

Week 15 Jackups
Week 15 Floaters

The global offshore rig count for jackup and floating rigs for week 14 as of Monday 4th April, 2022

Week 14 Jackups
Week 14 Floaters

During March, the global jackup rig count increased by five, from 344 to 349, rebounding from the February decline. Geographically, both the North Sea and Southeast Asia jackup counts increased by three, while the Middle East region went up by one during the month. Those increases were offset by a one-rig fall in North America (Mexico) and the rest of the world. However, with the generally short-term nature of many jackup contracts, these counts can easily change from week to week. For floating rigs, demand in the North Sea increased by one, while the number of contracted rigs increased by two in South America. Meanwhile, West Africa floating rig demand declined by one in Africa. The rest of the world improved by two units during the month.

Global Rig Count As of DateGlobal Jackup Rig Count TotalGlobal Floating Rig Count Total
Monday 7th March344111
Monday 14th March351112
Monday 21st March348113
Monday 28th March349115

The global offshore rig count for jackup and floating rigs for week 13 as of Monday 28th March, 2022

Week 13 Jackups
Week 13 Floaters

The global offshore rig count for jackup and floating rigs for week 12 as of Monday 21st March, 2022

Week 12 Jackups
Week 12 Floaters

The global offshore rig count for jackup and floating rigs for week 11 as of Monday 14th March, 2022

Week 11 Jackups
Week 11 Floaters

The global offshore rig count for jackup and floating rigs for week 10 as of Monday 7th March, 2022

Week 10 Jackups
Week 10 Floaters

During February, the global jackup count declined by six units, with falls taking place in the Middle East and Southeast Asia fleets. However, we believe in the latter case that most of that decline will be made up shortly as there are a number of outstanding rig tenders nearing award. In the Middle East, whether some or all of those rigs released from contracts receive new work remains to be seen. However, in the coming months, a current Saudi Aramco jackup tender that will see the award of up to 20 contracts will add greatly to the jackup count as the year progresses.

For floating rigs, there was a four-rig increase during the month. However, a one-rig pick-up in Africa was offset by a one-rig decline in the North Sea and South America. However, with a number of contracts slated to begin shortly, we expect this count to rebound in the next few months.

Global Rig Count As of DateGlobal Jackup Rig Count TotalGlobal Floating Rig Count Total
Monday 7th February350109
Monday 14th February346107
Monday 21st February343109
Monday 28th February344113

The global offshore rig count for jackup and floating rigs for week 9 as of Monday 28th February, 2022

Week 9 Jackups
Week 9 Floaters

The global offshore rig count for jackup and floating rigs for week 8 as of Monday 21st February, 2022

Week 8 Jackups
Week 8 Floaters

The global offshore rig count for jackup and floating rigs for week 7 as of Monday 14th February, 2022

Week 7 Jackups
Week 7 Floaters

The global offshore rig count for jackup and floating rigs for week 6 as of Monday 7th February, 2022

Week 6 Jackups
Week 6 Floaters

There was no change in the global jackup rig count during the month of January. The fleet started and ended the month at 350 contracted units, with just a few ups and downs during the month. The counts in Southeast Asia and the North Sea were down, although that is expected to change in the coming months. Meanwhile, more units went to work in the Middle East. For floating rigs, it was a different story as there were five fewer rigs contracted at the end of the month. Declines occurred in Southeast Asia and other regions, while the North Sea and North America each saw slight upticks. As new contracts begin in the coming months, both fleets are expected to see a rise in the number of contracted units.

Global Rig Count As of DateGlobal Jackup Rig Count TotalGlobal Floating Rig Count Total
Monday 3rd January350114
Monday 10th January348113
Monday 17th January348112
Monday 24th January353109
Monday 31st January350109

The global offshore rig count for jackup and floating rigs for week 5 as of Monday 31st January, 2022

Week 5 Jackups
Week 5 Floaters

The global offshore rig count for jackup and floating rigs for week 4 as of Monday 24th January, 2022

Week 4 Jackups
Week 4 Floaters

The global offshore rig count for jackup and floating rigs for week 3 as of Monday 17th January, 2022

Week 3 Jackups
Week 3 Floaters

The global offshore rig count for jackup and floating rigs for week 2 as of Monday 10th January, 2022

Week 2 Jackups
Week 2 Floaters

The global offshore rig count for jackup and floating rigs for week 1 as of Monday 3rd January, 2022

Week 1 Jackups
Week 1 Floaters

To borrow a medical term, the global jackup rig count during December was unremarkable. The number of units under contract increased by just one rig for the month, with the count in every major region fluctuating by a rig or two every week. The floating rig count, however, increased by three overall for the month, from 110 to 113. While most of the main regions were down by a rig or two, it was the “other areas” that were responsible for the climb, with the number of contracted rigs increasing by seven during the month. This was driven by new contracts starting in the Mediterranean, India, and Far East regions.

Global Rig Count As of DateGlobal Jackup Rig Count TotalGlobal Floating Rig Count Total
Monday 6th December349110
Monday 13th December348111
Monday 20th December349108
Monday 27th December350113

The global offshore rig count for jackup and floating rigs for week 52 as of Monday 27th December, 2021

Week 52 Jackups
Week 52 Floaters

The global offshore rig count for jackup and floating rigs for week 51 as of Monday 20th December, 2021

Week 51 Jackups
Week 51 Floaters

The global offshore rig count for jackup and floating rigs for week 50 as of Monday 13th December, 2021

Week 50 Jackups
Week 50 Floaters

The global offshore rig count for jackup and floating rigs for week 49 as of Monday 6th December, 2021

Week 49 Jackups
Week 49 Floaters

The number of contracted jackups rose by seven during November, starting the month at 347 and ending at 354. As would be expected, most every major region was either stable or saw an increase for the month. Southeast Asia saw a two-rig uptick, while the North Sea and Middle East counts both increased by a single unit. The global floating rig count also went up, albeit by a more modest amount, going from 111 to 114 contracted units. Southeast Asia again was a large part of the jump, seeing a three-rig increase during the month. A few other areas went either up or down by a rig to end up at the three-rig improvement.

Global Rig Count As of DateGlobal Jackup Rig Count TotalGlobal Floating Rig Count Total
Monday 1st November347111
Monday 8th November348114
Monday 15th November351111
Monday 22nd November352113
Monday 29th November354114

The global offshore rig count for jackup and floating rigs for week 48 as of Monday 29th November, 2021

Week 48 Jackups
Week 48 Floaters

The global offshore rig count for jackup and floating rigs for week 47 as of Monday 22nd November, 2021

Week 47 Jackups
Week 47 Floaters

The global offshore rig count for jackup and floating rigs for week 46 as of Monday 15th November, 2021

Week 46 Jackups
Week 46 Floaters

The global offshore rig count for jackup and floating rigs for week 45 as of Monday 8th November, 2021

Week 45 Jackups
Week 45 Floaters

The global offshore rig count for jackup and floating rigs for week 44 as of Monday 1st November, 2021

Week 44 Jackups
Week 44 Floaters
Global Rig Count As of DateGlobal Jackup Rig Count TotalGlobal Floating Rig Count Total
Monday 4th October345114
Monday 11th October346115
Monday 18th October346112
Monday 25th October341112

The global offshore rig count for jackup and floating rigs for week 43 as of Monday 25th October, 2021

Week 43 Jackups
Week 43 Floaters

The global offshore rig count for jackup and floating rigs for week 42 as of Monday 18th October, 2021

Week 42 Jackups
Week 42 Floaters

The global offshore rig count for jackup and floating rigs for week 41 as of Monday 11th October, 2021

Week 41 Jackups
Week 41 Floaters

The global offshore rig count for jackup and floating rigs for week 40 as of Monday 4th October, 2021

Week 40 Jackups
Week 40 Floaters

Global jackup utilization in September was down slightly as rigs in a few different regions, including the Middle East, completed contracts and were released. However, we expect that some of these will return to work shortly, and the count should improve. For floating rigs, the number of contracted units increased by two from the beginning to the end of the month. During October, however, there are semis in some regions scheduled to complete contracts with no follow-up work in place, and we believe the number of contracted units could decline slightly.

Global Rig Count As of DateGlobal Jackup Rig Count TotalGlobal Floating Rig Count Total
Monday 6th September350114
Monday 13th September347114
Monday 20th September346116
Monday 27th September344116

The global offshore rig count for jackup and floating rigs for week 39 as of Monday 27th September, 2021

Week 39 Jackups
Week 39 Floaters

The global offshore rig count for jackup and floating rigs for week 38 as of Monday 20th September, 2021

Week 38 Jackups
Week 38 Floaters

The global offshore rig count for jackup and floating rigs for week 37 as of Monday 13th September, 2021

The global offshore rig count for jackup and floating rigs for week 36 as of Monday 6th September, 2021

Week 36 Jackups
Week 36 Floaters

The global jackup count in the month of August was unchanged, starting and ending the month at 345. Most regions that had any rig count change during the month varied by only one unit. The floating rig count, however, fell by six units from 115 early in the month to 109 on August 31. but only two of the six rigs were released and stacked with no follow-up contracts in place. The remaining four units were idle but preparing for upcoming work and therefore by definition considered as not under contract. Africa and North America each lost two contracted units during the month, the most of any region. However, these counts are expected to increase in September.

Global Rig Count As of DateGlobal Jackup Rig Count TotalGlobal Floating Rig Count Total
Monday 2nd August345115
Monday 9th August345116
Monday 16th August345113
Monday 23rd August345111
Monday 30th August345109

The global offshore rig count for jackup and floating rigs for week 35 as of Monday 30th August, 2021

Week 35 Floaters

The global offshore rig count for jackup and floating rigs for week 34 as of Monday 23rd August, 2021

Week 34 Jackups
Week 34 Floaters

The global offshore rig count for jackup and floating rigs for week 33 as of Monday 16th August, 2021

Week 33 Jackups
Week 33 Floaters

The global offshore rig count for jackup and floating rigs for week 32 as of Monday 9th August, 2021

Week 32 Jackups
Week 32 Floaters

The global offshore rig count for jackup and floating rigs for week 31 as of Monday 2nd August, 2021

Week 31 Jackups
Week 31 Floaters

The number of worldwide contracted jackups ended July where it started, at 344 units. While the number for the month was unchanged, it still represents over a 20-rig increase since January. Southeast Asia, the North Sea and Mexico have been responsible for the largest overall increases during the year. Like the jackup fleet, the floating rig fleet has seen an increase in the average number of contracted units from January to July. The average 115 contracted units during July is an increase of only one rig from June, but nearly 9% higher than the average 105 contract floating rigs in January. South America, the North Sea Africa and Southeast Asia have all seen increases in the average number of contracted units since the start of 2021.

Global Rig Count As of DateGlobal Jackup Rig Count TotalGlobal Floating Rig Count Total
Monday 5th July344116
Monday 12th July346114
Monday 19th July341116
Monday 26th July344115

The global offshore rig count for jackup and floating rigs for week 29 as of Monday 26th July, 2021

Week 30 Jackups
Week 30 Floaters

The global offshore rig count for jackup and floating rigs for week 29 as of Monday 19th July, 2021

Week 29 Jackups
Week 29 Floaters

The global offshore rig count for jackup and floating rigs for week 28 as of Monday 12th July, 2021

Week 28 Jackups
Week 28 Floaters

The global offshore rig count for jackup and floating rigs for week 27 as of Monday 5th July, 2021

Week 27 Jackups
Week 27 Floaters
Global Rig Count As of DateGlobal Jackup Rig Count TotalGlobal Floating Rig Count Total
Monday 7th June333112
Monday 14th June333116
Monday 21st June339113
Monday 28th June339114

The global offshore rig count for jackup and floating rigs for week 26 as of Monday 28th June, 2021

The global offshore rig count for jackup and floating rigs for week 25 as of Monday 21st June, 2021

The global offshore rig count for jackup and floating rigs for week 24 as of Monday 14th June, 2021

Week 24 Jackups
Week 24 Floaters

The global offshore rig count for jackup and floating rigs for week 23 as of Monday 7th June, 2021

Global Rig Count As of DateGlobal Jackup Rig Count TotalGlobal Floating Rig Count Total
Monday 3rd May336117
Monday 10th May333117
Monday 17th May338113
Monday 24th May338114
Monday 31st May330113

The global offshore rig count for jackup and floating rigs for week 22 as of Monday 31st May, 2021

The global offshore rig count for jackup and floating rigs for week 21 as of Monday 24th May, 2021

Week 21 Jackups
Week 21 Floaters

The global offshore rig count for jackup and floating rigs for week 20 as of Monday 17th May, 2021

Week 20 Jackups
Week 20 Floaters

The global offshore rig count for jackup and floating rigs for week 19 as of Monday 10th May, 2021

The global offshore rig count for jackup and floating rigs for week 18 as of Monday 4th May, 2021

The global jackup rig count increased by a net of four in April, driven mainly by a three-rig gain in Southeast Asia. Activity in the Middle East, the largest jackup market in the world, declined by one during the month. At the end of the month, the number of contracted rigs had increased by seven since the beginning of the year. For floating rigs, the rig count at the end of April was up by six from January, while Africa, Southeast Asia, Europe and South America all saw a one or two-rig increase during April.

Global Rig Count As of DateGlobal Jackup Rig Count TotalGlobal Floating Rig Count Total
Monday 5th April330111
Monday 12th April330112
Monday 19th April335115
Monday 26th April334113

The global offshore rig count for jackup and floating rigs for week 17 as of Monday 26th April, 2021

The global offshore rig count for jackup and floating rigs for week 16 as of Monday 19th April, 2021

The global offshore rig count for jackup and floating rigs for week 15 as of Monday 12th April, 2021

The global offshore rig count for jackup and floating rigs for week 14 as of Monday 5th April, 2021

The global jackup and floating rig counts continued to track upward during March. The number of jackups under contract increased by a net of four units to 329, while floating rig usage, driven mostly by the drillship fleet, rose by three to 111. The North Sea saw three additional units go under contract during the month, while South America accounted for two of the three-rig increase in the floating rig fleet.

Global Rig Count As of DateGlobal Jackup Rig Count TotalGlobal Floating Rig Count Total
Monday 1st March325108
Monday 8th March324110
Monday 15th March322112
Monday 22nd March327112
Monday 29th March329111

The global offshore rig count for jackup and floating rigs for week 13 as of Monday 29th March, 2021

The global offshore rig count for jackup and floating rigs for week 12 as of Monday 22nd March, 2021

Week 12 Jackups
Week 12 Floaters

The global offshore rig count for jackup and floating rigs for week 11 as of Monday 15th March, 2021

The global offshore rig count for jackup and floating rigs for week 10 as of Monday 8th March, 2021

The global offshore rig count for jackup and floating rigs for week 9 as of Monday 1st March, 2021

Jackup count stable; floaters rising. The worldwide jackup rig count in February was down by just two units versus where it began, but it had regained one of those by early March and the count is expected to register a positive gain during the rest of the month. As for floating rigs, the month of February saw a three-rig increase, which was expected. Demand for floating rigs is gaining momentum, and we believe the upward trend will continue in March.

Global Rig Count As of DateGlobal Jackup Rig Count TotalGlobal Floating Rig Count Total
Monday 1st February326105
Monday 8th February325104
Monday 15th February326106
Monday 22nd February324108

The global offshore rig count for jackup and floating rigs for week 8 as of Monday 22th February, 2021

The global offshore rig count for jackup and floating rigs for week 7 as of Monday 15th February, 2021

The global offshore rig count for jackup and floating rigs for week 6 as of Monday 8th February, 2021

The global offshore rig count for jackup and floating rigs for week 5 as of Monday 1st February, 2021

Jackup rig demand held steady during the first month of the New Year, as declines in Asia were offset by net gains elsewhere. Floating rig demand fell by four units as more rigs finished contracts, but with 16 non-working, but future committed units preparing to begin contracts, and additional rig tenders on the horizon, demand should recover over the next few months.

Global Rig Count As of DateGlobal Jackup Rig Count TotalGlobal Floating Rig Count Total
Monday 4th January326107
Monday 11th January325105
Monday 18th January325106
Monday 25th January325103

The global offshore rig count for jackup and floating rigs for week 4 as of Monday 25th January, 2021

The global offshore rig count for jackup and floating rigs for week 3 as of Monday 18th January, 2021

The global offshore rig count for jackup and floating rigs for week 2 as of Monday 11th January, 2021

The global offshore rig count for jackup and floating rigs for week 1 as of Monday 4th January, 2021