RigData Insights

Day Rates in All Regions Increased for the First Time in Two Years

  • Wednesday, December 28, 2016
  • Posted By Meagan Wildfong
As 2016 came to a close, most of the drilling contractors with AC and SCR rigs that Platts RigData surveyed in December reported that they have stoppe... Read More

Will Trump try to scrap Obama’s prohibition on Arctic, Atlantic drilling?

  • Wednesday, December 28, 2016
  • Posted By Meagan Wildfong
In July 2014, as the Obama administration was really beginning to work through its future plan for offshore oil and gas leasing, the industry was hope... Read More

Work Volumes Expected to Increase During Next 6 Months

  • Tuesday, December 27, 2016
  • Posted By Meagan Wildfong
More than 60% of surveyed drillers expect to put more rigs to work over the next 6 months, significantly more than the 25% of drillers who expressed t... Read More

Oilfield jobs may be the next to fall to technology

  • Tuesday, December 27, 2016
  • Posted By Meagan Wildfong
The oil patch will have fewer jobs in the not-so-distant future as drilling rigs become increasingly automated, with companies putting the latest adva... Read More

Holiday Rig and Permit Counts

  • Tuesday, December 27, 2016
  • Posted By Meagan Wildfong
According to the RigData Locations & Operators Report, the U.S rig count increased to 725 rigs (+9).

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