Fears of limited supplies of oil from traditional producing regions have led to a rapid expansion of off-shore exploration. As the frontiers of the search are pushed into ever-deeper waters, the demand for off-shore drilling rigs is increasing, both in number and in sophistication. The study lists the existing fleet of off-shore drilling rigs by type, builder and owner, as well as those on order. The main areas of off-shore exploration are examined and future demand for off-shore drilling rigs and the world-wide capacity to build them is discussed. Included is a discussion of the characteristics of different types of rig, their cost and the extent to which there is, or might in future be, a market for them, similar to the tanker market.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Drewry (HP) (Shipping Consultants) Limited

    Palladium House, 1-4 Argyll Street
    London W1V 1AD,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1974

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00126042
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Drewry (HP) (Shipping Consultants) Limited
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No. 22
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 18 1975 12:00AM