A SUPPLY-DEMAND ANALYSIS. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY. OF THE MOBILE OIL DRILLING RIG AND SUPPORT CRAFT MARKETS

The purpose of this study was to assist the Maritime Administration in determining the economic soundness of vessel construction projects submitted pursuant to the Federal Ship Financing Guarantee program. In addition, there is a detailed discussion of worldwide offshore oil and gas reserves and undiscovered recoverable resources, recent production trends, and exploration/development policies of principal current and potential oil producing countries based on the location of offshore resources. The rig market includes the three major types of mobile drilling units: jackups, semisubmersibles and drillships. The support craft market is grouped into nine types of support vessels commonly employed by the industry. The mobile rig forecast is presented on a regional basis indicating the future demand for offshore drilling units in relation to the characteristics of the region and the anticipated development within the region.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Volume 2, PB-276 407. Also available in set of 3 reports PC E10, PB-276 405-SET.
  • Corporate Authors:

    BDM Corporation

    7915 Jones Branch Drive
    McLean, VA  USA  22101

    Maritime Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Durfee, J H
  • Publication Date: 1977-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: 47 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00175173
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: BDM/W-77-016-TR-SUMMFinal Rpt., MA-RD-940-78007
  • Contract Numbers: MA-5-38024
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 26 1978 12:00AM