Jackup Drilling Rig
offshore oil and gas drilling industry is a multi-billion dollar
per year enterprise. largest offshore drilling companies / Contractors,
like Transocean Offshore Drilling , Diamond Offshore Drilling, Ensco
Offshore Drilling and Noble Offsfore Drilling represent a significant
percentage of the operating rigs currently working on offshore oil
and gas drilling projects in US or worldwide
Drilling Service Industry
offshore drilling industry is a multi-billion dollar per year enterprise.
While leading players like Transocean (NYSE:RIG), Diamond Offshore (NYSE:DO),
Ensco (NYSE:ESV) and Noble (NYSE:NE) represent a significant percentage
of the operating rigs, there are other players throughout the world
and the market capitalization of the publicly-traded companies in the
sector exceeds $50 billion.
drilling revenue is a function of day rates and utilization rate, with
day rates representing the price and utilization representing volume.
A Offshore Day Rates is the amount of money that a company receives
for a day's drilling activity. Like any price, Offshore Day Rates is
a function of both demand for a service and the cost of providing it
- rates typically move up quickly when demand spikes, and specialty
equipment (used in difficult or harsh conditions) always carries a premium.
Offshore Drilling Comapnies
contractors are the people who provide the equipment, people and expertise
to drill the wells, which can be either offshore or onshore. Most of
the companies listed below are offshore drilling contractors, as that
is what this site is about. There are some onshore companies included.
Loyd Chiles Offshore Limited, Chennai, India
An Indo US joint venture providing offshore exploration and production
services. Employs 5,000 plus.
Work Area: Southern Asia
Corporation, Houston, TX, USA
Leading independent oil and gas exploration and development company.
Work Area: United States, Canada, Egypt, Western Australia, Argentina,
Poland and China
Oceanics, Houston, TX, USA
Engaged in the business of international offshore drilling and completion
of exploratory and developmental oil and gas wells as well as related
support, management, and consulting services.
Work Area: Australia, Asia, the Mediterranean, the Gulf of Mexico, and
the Middle East
Offshore, World wide Locations
With a modern fleet of 388 offshore vessels and 111 units on order as
of June 30, 2010, the BOURBON Offshore Division, backed by 7,200 qualified
employees (office workers, officers and seamen), offers a comprehensive
range of highly productive innovative offshore oil services vessels.
BP is one of the world's leading international oil and gas companies,
providing its customers with fuel for transportation, energy for heat
and light, retail services and petrochemicals products for everyday
China National Offshore Oil Corporation, Beijing, China
Organizes for the exploration, development and production of offshore
petroleum and natural gas resources and refining of petro-chemical and
and natural gas processing. 21,000 plus employees.
Work Area: The Far East, Australia, Asia and West Africa
Integrated, Zagreb, Croatia
A drilling and well service company operating a jack up and semi submersible
in the Mediterranean.
Marine Technology, Houston, TX, USA
Deepwater projects, Platform inspection and repair, Drilling and construction.
Offshore Drilling Ltd, Houston, TX, USA
Operates in six of the world's seven continents with a fleet of 30 semi
submersibles, 14 jack-ups and one dynamically positioned drillship.
Diamond employs 3,500 plus men and women worldwide with offices in Houston,
Louisiana, Africa, Australia, Brazil, Indonesia, Scotland, Singapore
and the Netherlands.
Work Area: Gulf of Mexico, the North Sea, Latin America, Australia and
Olsen Energy ASA
Provides exploration and production services to the offshore oil and
gas industry building on 150 years experience in shipping and more than
35 years in offshore drilling. The Company focuses on rewarding long
term customer relationships where innovative and integrated solutions
are presented to the benefit of our customers, shareholders and employees.
Work Area: The North Sea, the Mediterranean and Latin America
Dallas, TX, USA
One of the leading offshore oil and gas drilling contractors in the
world with a fleet of 56 offshore drilling rigs and 27 oilfield support
Work Area: Gulf of Mexico, Australia, Asia, Latin America, the North
Sea, the Middle East and West Africa
Far East Marine Company, Sakhalin Region, Russia
A regular participant of all oil and gas development projects in offshore
Sakhalin. We plan extending the sphere of our traditional fleet activities
as well as mastering new opportunities. One rig working in the Far East,
three in the Persian Gulf.
Drilling A/S, Bergen, Norway
Crews and international personnel are mainly hired through a subsidiary
Work Area: Southern Asia and Australia
and Payne, Inc, Metairie, LA, USA
Owns and operates12 platform rigs and manages 4 offshore management
contracts in the Gulf of Mexico and the West Coast Santa Barbara Channel.
H&P's diverse offshore fleet consists of deepwater tension leg platform
(TLP) rigs, self moving rigs and traditional self contained platform
Work Area: Gulf of Mexico, West Coast California
Drilling Industries, Ltd., New Delhi, India
Drilling and prospecting for oil and gas onshore and offshore.
Work Area: India and surrounding areas
Drilling Company, Tokyo, Japan
Operates in Indonesia, Asia and Oceania, the Middle East and West Africa
as an offshore drilling contractor. JDC has also been providing engineering
services related to research and development in oil and gas drilling
and exploration as well as methane hydrate development, and in recent
years has offered technical assistance for deep-sea drilling projects.
KCA DEUTAG, Aberdeen, Scotland
The UK's largest drilling contractor employing some 3,500 staff worldwide.
In addition to its substantial North Sea platform drilling operations,
KCA DEUTAG has undertaken international projects in some of the most
demanding environments of Central Asia, the Middle East and North Africa
and this has proved extremely beneficial in some of its new operating
areas such as Azerbaijan, Iran, Siberia and Sakhalin Island.
Contractors, Copenhagen, Denmark
Drilling and floating production are our main services, but we are also
experienced within protection against H2S and environmental services.
Maersk Contractors employs an international staff of more than 5,000
well-trained people together with our affiliate, Egyptian Drilling Company.
Work Area: North Sea, the Far East, Latin America, the Middle East and
Offshore, Doha, Qatar
Operates a fleet of vessels, jack-up accommodation rigs and early production
facilities that provide a wide range of specialized services to the
offshore oil and gas industry.
Work Area: Offshore Qatar and surrounding areas
Industries, Houston, TX, USA
The largest land drilling contractor in the world. One of the largest
well-servicing and workover contractors in the United States. A leading
provider of offshore platform workover and drilling rigs. A provider
of ancillary well site services such as oilfield management, engineering,
transportation, construction, maintenance and well logging.
Work Area: Gulf of Mexico, Latin America and the Middle East
Exploration Industries, Ltd., New Delhi, India
Drilling, exploration, exploitation, extraction, production of oil,
gas and petroleum products offshore and/or onshore.
Work Area: India and surrounding areas
Marine Oil & Gas,, Nicosia, Cyprus
Neptune Marine's business strategy is to acquire, reactivate and operate
second-hand drilling units. Primary market focus on drilling operations
in the Mediterranean, Black Sea, Middle East, India and South East Asia.
Drilling Corporation, Lafayette, LA, USA
Noble Offshore Drilling
A leading provider of diversified services for the oil and gas industry
including contract drilling services performed with the company's fleet
of 53 offshore drilling units located in key markets worldwide. Work
Area: Gulf of Mexico, the Far East, West Africa, the North Sea, Latin
America, the Middle East, Southern Asia and Australia
Drilling, Bergen, Norway
Owns and operates semi-submersible drilling rigs in the North Sea and
is also a leading platform drilling contractor with operations on fixed
and floating production platforms.
Oil and Natural Gas Corporation, Dehradun, India
Work Area: Southern Asia
Drilling Company, Houston, TX, USA
A global drilling company providing drilling rigs, labor management
and rental tools to the energy industry. Parker's primary business segment
is drilling rigs with 33 in the United States Gulf of Mexico and 46
internationally. The company’s international rig fleet consists
of barge rigs in the Caspian Sea and Nigeria and land rigs in 12 countries.
Work Area: Gulf of Mexico, Eastern Europe and West Africa
Pride International (NYSE: PDE) was a world leader in both land and
offshore contract drilling services for the oil and gas industry.
Pride International was an offshore drilling company headquartered in
Houston. Effective 31 May 2011, Pride International, Inc. was acquired
by Ensco plc.
ASA, Tananger, Norway
World's leading owner and operator of semi-submersible service rigs,
the largest platform drilling contractor in Norway and a major owner
and operator of floating production- and storage vessels outside the
UTI, INC., Houston, TX, USA
The second-largest provider of onshore contract drilling services to
exploration and production companies in North America. The company owns
324 land-based drilling rigs and is also engaged in drilling and completion
fluid services and pressure pumping services.
Work Area: Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Mississippi, Utah
and western Canada
Drilling ASA, Oslo
Owns and charters drilling vessels for offshore, deepwater oil and gas
exploration and development drilling. It intends to continue to expand
its current rig fleet through a strategy of acquiring, refurbishing
and selectively deploying offshore drilling rigs and drillships on fixed-rate,
Precision Drilling, Alberta, Canada
Maintains a fleet of 240 plus land rigs working in Canada and other
countries, making the company one of the largest land drilling contractors
in the world. Operations include drilling, catering, well servicing
and oilfield rentals.
Work Area: Canada, Mexico, Columbia, Venezuela, Brazil, Argentina, the
United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Germany, Egypt, the Middle East, China,
India, Indonesia and Kazakhstan
The only firm in Poland that performs exploration and extraction of
oil and gas from the offshore deposits. Work Area: Eastern Europe
Rio de Janerio, Brazil
Brazil's leader in the distribution of oil products and is now internationally
acknowledged as one of the largest twenty major oil companies in the
world today, leading the sector in the implementation of the most advanced
deep-water technology for oil production. Work Area: Latin America
International, Houston, TX, USA
One of the world's largest drilling contractors providing offshore and
onshore drilling, workover and related services in more than 30 countries.
Fleet of 328 rigs includes 2 ultra deep water drillships, 12 semi submersibles,
35 jackups, 5 tender assisted rigs, 3 barge rigs, 21 offshore platform
rigs and 250 land based drilling and workover rigs.
Work Area: Gulf of Mexico, West Africa, the Mediterranean, Latin America,
the Middle East, Australia and Asia / Effective 31 May 2011, Pride International, Inc. was acquired by Ensco plc.
SE, Stavanger, Norway
Prosafe is the world´s leading owner and operator of semi-submersible
service rigs and a major owner and operator of floating production and
Companies, Houston, TX, USA
A provider of international and domestic contract drilling and aviation
services. Rowan has a marine division which has designed or built over
one third of all mobile offshore jack up drilling rigs, including 22
operated by the company. Work Area: Gulf of Mexico, East Coast of Canada
Operating the most technologically advanced equipment and vessels on
the market, Saipem drills wells, installs offshore platforms and production
systems, and lays onshore and subsea pipelines in some of the world's
deepest waters and most hostile climatic conditions, while adhering
to the highest health, safety and environmental standards.
Seadrill is a Norwegian-Bermudan offshore drilling company with operations
in Angola, Brunei, the Republic of Congo, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nigeria,
Norway, Thailand and the United Kingdom. The company operates Semi-submersibles,
Jack ups, Tender rigs, Semi-Tenders and Drillships. The company is domiciled
in Bermuda and is listed on Oslo Stock Exchange and the New York Stock
Exchange. Operational headquarter is situated in Stavanger, Norway.
Other major company locations are found in Singapore, Houston and Aberdeen.
John Fredriksen has a major ownership in the company.
Offshore, Olso, Norway
Operates 4 semis and one drill ship
Drilling, Gothenburg, Sweden
Operates 5 semi submersibles in the North Sea, the Far East, Asia, the
Caribbean, South America, Australia and West Africa.
Work Area: The North Sea, Australia, Asia and Latin America
Corporation, Houston, TX, USA
Tesco Corporation is an Industry leader in the development and commercialization
of drilling technology and services. The Corporation’s mission
is to change the way wells are drilled; by reducing drilling risk and
increasing operational efficiency TESCO generates real value for its
Offshore Drilling Company, Houston, TX, USA
The world's largest drilling company, operating in the United Kingdom,
Norway, the Gulf of Mexico, Brazil, Africa, Asia, the Middle East, India,
the Caspian Sea, the Mediterranean Sea, Canada, West Africa, Latin America
and the North Sea