Drilling Ship
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Typically employed for deepwater operations, the drillship fleet is the fastest growing sector of the offshore drilling market. Due to their superior transit speeds and operational autonomy, they are often the preferred choice for remote deepwater exploration activities. Key regions of deployment include Brazil, the US Gulf and West Africa.

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Semisubs are ideal for exploration, development and production drilling activities in water depths of up to 12,000ft. Semisubs are most prevalent in Brazil, the North Sea, the US GoM and West Africa. Due to their inherent stability and motion response characteristics, semisubs are particularly well suited to drilling in harsh environments.

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Jackup rigs are employed for shallow water exploration and production drilling activities. Whilst deployed in all major offshore production basins, jackups are particularly numerous in the Middle East, SE Asia, the US GoM and the North Sea. The largest most modern jackups can operate in water depths of up to 492ft.

Welcome to Infield Systems' online rig data portal

The online rig data portal provides free, restricted access to the InfieldRigs drilling market intelligence tool. Users of the rig portal site can filter the rigs dataset by drilling unit manager, rig name, rig type (jackup, drillship, semisub and tender), country, rig design, status and operating region. The rig portal also provides access to rig related news and summary tables for regional utilisation rates and global dayrates.

Full subscription to InfieldRigs provides users with more powerful search functionality, access to a quarterly market presentation, the ability to download line-by-line data and extensive additional information on rig specifications. Subscription to InfieldRigs also provides users with access to current, future and historic contract information for each drilling asset. The rigs dataset is used by our Consulting Services team to support supply and demand analysis, competitive positioning and asset valuations.

Infield Systems’ splits the offshore rig market into four primary categories, including; jackups, semisubs, drillships and tender rigs (including conventional tenders and semi-tenders). Each of these four primary rig categories is further sub-divided; floaters are categorised by water depth (midwater, deepwater and ultra-deepwater), whilst jackups are split by jackup type (standard, premium, hi-spec, and mat/slot).

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