International Land Rigs

We provide the most comprehensive insight into the global fleet of land rigs, with technical data on every available or active rig, including those in harder-to-reach markets such as Russia and the Middle East.

We update our data daily to provide the most accurate and actionable market intelligence available. With regular forecasts of utilisation trends and demand outlooks, we create a complete picture of current and future rig availability. Our solutions also provide drilling contractors with vital competitor analysis and benchmarking capabilities to service providers, while our monitoring service helps investors identify key acquisition and financing opportunities.

News & Insights


Global Land Drilling Rig Dayrate White Paper

Since the oil and gas downturn of 2014 there has been significant pressure on drilling service costs, including land rig day rates. One of the most significant costs on any onshore oilfield is the cost of hiring a rig to drill the well.

Global Land Rigs Newsletter – 1Q 2022

The key story of the last three months has been the rapid rise in oil and gas prices following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. In December 2021, Brent oil prices averaged $74 a barrel, and by March 2022 they averaged $118, highlighting just how dramatic an impact the invasion had on global prices.

International Land Rig Solutions

We track more than 14,000 land rigs worldwide, including 8,300 drilling rigs rated 750hp and above. Our unique coverage includes a live online data tool and an annual in-depth forecasting report. We also have an unparalleled track record of supporting M&A, financing and public market offerings in the land drilling sector.

Online data tool and regular market insight.

World Land Drilling Market Forecast – Annual forecasting and market review report.

International Land Rigs Commercial Advisory

Drawing on our sector knowledge, we offer a range of advisory services. Our corporate strategy and transaction support advice includes: assessment of underlying market drivers, competitor analysis, procurement-related commercial dynamics, individual business plans, and growth strategies. We also conduct peer-group benchmarking, and provide indicative asset valuations.

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Our Credentials


Support for Russia’s largest drilling contractor’s public listing in London.


Commercial review of Dalma Energy’s drilling business in the GCC.


Advised KCA Deutag on US$750 million refinancing


Advised Fajr Capital and consortium in the US$500 million acquisition of NPS Energy.

“I would like to congratulate you and your team for the remarkable quality of Westwood Global Energy Group’s work.”

Managing DirectorInvestment Bank

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Ben Wilby

Ben Wilby

Senior Analyst, Onshore

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