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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.

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Global Rig Count As of DateGlobal Jackup Rig Count TotalGlobal Floating Rig Count Total
Monday 1st April406149
Monday 8th April406149
Monday 15th April408151

The global offshore rig count for jackup and floating rigs for week 16 as of Monday 15th April, 2024

Week 16 2024 Jackups
Week 16 2024 Floaters

The global offshore rig count for jackup and floating rigs for week 15 as of Monday 8th April, 2024

Week 15 2024 Jackups
Week 15 2024 Floaters

The global offshore rig count for jackup and floating rigs for week 14 as of Monday 1st April, 2024

Week 14 2024 Jackups
Week 14 2024 Floaters

The global jackup count closed off March at 406 units, which was a four-rig decline compared with February 2024. Among the major areas tracked, Africa and the North Sea each recorded a one-rig decline while other areas of the world contributed a further three-rig decrease, while South America demand increased by one during the same period. For floating rigs, the count at the end of March was unchanged when compared with February 2024. Outstanding floater demand remains strong, with 66 tenders, pre-tenders or direct negotiations still to be awarded equating to a ~99 years of work. The majority of this is coming from Brazil and West Africa, which is providing 45% of these demand days.

Global Rig Count As of DateGlobal Jackup Rig Count TotalGlobal Floating Rig Count Total
Monday 4th March409149
Monday 11th March409153
Monday 18th March404154
Monday 25th March410149

The global offshore rig count for jackup and floating rigs for week 13 as of Monday 25th March, 2024

Week 13 2024 Jackups
Week 13 2024 Floaters

The global offshore rig count for jackup and floating rigs for week 12 as of Monday 18th March, 2024

Week 12 2023 Jackups
Week 12 2023 Floaters

The global offshore rig count for jackup and floating rigs for week 11 as of Monday 11th March, 2024

Week 11 2024 Jackups
Week 11 2024 Floaters

The global offshore rig count for jackup and floating rigs for week 10 as of Monday 4th March, 2024

Week 10 2024 Jackups
Week 10 2024 Floaters

The global jackup count closed off the month at 409 units, which is flat compared with the end of January. Among the major areas tracked, the North Sea, Middle East and North America all declined by one rig each while other areas of the world contributed an even increase of three units. For floating rigs, the count at the end of February fell by six units, finishing at 149 units under contract or committed for work, compared with the end of January 2024. Asia Pacific and Africa recorded a two-rig decline with other areas contributing a further six-rig decline. However, South and North America each increased by two rigs during the period offsetting some of this market softness.

Global Rig Count As of DateGlobal Jackup Rig Count TotalGlobal Floating Rig Count Total
Monday 5th February409152
Monday 12th February408151
Monday 19th February410152
Monday 26th February409150

The global offshore rig count for jackup and floating rigs for week 9 as of Monday 26th February, 2024

Week 9 2024 Jackups
Week 9 2024 Floaters

The global offshore rig count for jackup and floating rigs for week 8 as of Monday 19th February, 2024

Week 8 2024 Jackups
Week 8 2024 Floaters

The global offshore rig count for jackup and floating rigs for week 7 as of Monday 12th February, 2024

Week 7 2024 Jackups
Week 7 2024 Floaters

The global offshore rig count for jackup and floating rigs for week 6 as of Monday 5th February, 2024

Week 6 2023 Jackups
Week 6 2023 Floaters

The global jackup count in January rose by one unit, ending the month at 409. There are currently 31 jackup requirements at a tender or pre-tender stage, with a start date in the next six months, equating to an approximate potential backlog of 47 years of work. For floating rigs, the rig count in January fell by two units (versus the December 2023 total for the month), finishing at 152 units under contract. Southeast Asia and the North Sea each recorded declines, while West Africa increased by one unit. There are currently just six outstanding floater requirements at a tender or pre-tender stage, with a start date in the next six months, equating to an approximate potential backlog of 2.5 years of work.

Global Rig Count As of DateGlobal Jackup Rig Count TotalGlobal Floating Rig Count Total
Monday 8th January408150
Monday 15th January411151
Monday 22nd January409151
Monday 29th January409155

The global offshore rig count for jackup and floating rigs for week 5 as of Monday 29th January, 2024

Week 5 2024 Jackups
Week 5 2024 Floaters

The global offshore rig count for jackup and floating rigs for week 4 as of Monday 22nd January, 2024

Week 4 2023 Jackups
Week 4 2023 Floaters

The global offshore rig count for jackup and floating rigs for week 3 as of Monday 15th January, 2024

Week 3 2023 Jackups
Week 3 2023 Floaters

The global offshore rig count for jackup and floating rigs for week 2 as of Monday 8th January, 2024

Week 2 2024 Jackups
Week 2 2024 Floaters