Rigs & Vessels

Gain valuable insight across the asset-heavy sector of OSVs, FPSOs, offshore rigs and land rigs. 

Acquire a detailed understanding of the drivers for utilization and rig rate formation, as well as the demand outlook in the various segments in the asset-heavy rigs and vessels industry. 

We provide market intelligence through analytics, data and advisory services. A key part of our research includes monitoring the position of offshore rigs and vessels through real-time data. Our market view is channeled through thematic reports, detailed factsheets, a steady flow of commentaries and bottom-up databases that are updated weekly. Clients can connect with our leading industry experts and go deeper through customized advisory services. 

We deliver a comprehensive and detailed solution covering historical and upcoming projects and exploration programs, all of which drive demand for rigs and vessels. Coverage includes the number of wells drilled, vessel days, contracts, day rates, utilization and technical attributes. Understand activity on a global and regional level through our bottom-up, project-by-project research. Our research covers operators and asset-heavy owners, allowing for detailed analysis of unit counts, market share and trends of newbuilds, retirements, utilization and day rates. 

We collaborate with drillers, vessel owners, suppliers, governments and investors in regular market discussions to understand the market outlook, business opportunities and carbon footprint. Building on our understanding of the technical capabilities of the fleet, operator requirements and quality of companies and organizations, we have supported transactions, strategy development and provided operational benchmarking projects. Key to our value-add lies our ability to capture a wide range of datapoints including vessel movements, contract data and operator preferences and translating that to actionable insights for our clients. We offer a close client interaction and the most unique customized research and consulting in the world of heavy assets. 

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Access data from Rystad Energy’s proprietary cubes through Cube Browser, web-based dashboards and data feeds. 

Our data allows clients to: 

  • Access comprehensive bottom-up data covering all aspects of offshore rig, FPSO and vessel markets, as well as the market for land rigs 
  • Study past and future drilling schedules, split by development and exploration activity coupled with key field-level metrics  
  • Explore rig and vessel portfolios, including contractual data and technical specifications, along with retirement and newbuild activity  
  • Analyze the respective short, medium and long-term demand forecasts for rigs, FPSOs and OSVs 
  • Study the utilization rates of the various rig and vessel owners, divided into regional markets 
  • Identify business development opportunities, assess strategy and target specific regions and projects 
  • Study the historical utilization and day rate trajectories at both global and regional levels 

What’s included: 

  • Supply and demand for rigs, FPSOs and OSVs 
  • Historical and forecasted demand data 
  • Complete bottom-up coverage of 20,000 offshore fields 
  • Field level breakdown of drilling demand by rig type 
  • Coverage of more than 700 E&Ps and more than 500 service companies 
  • Data at global, regional, company, country and field-level 
  • Buyers' budgets, energy service purchases, awards and suppliers' revenues 
  • Field-level breakdown of vessel demand by type 


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Stay up to date on all aspects of the  rig and vessel industries through our extensive family of detailed reports and our steady flow of value-adding commentaries, offering analysis of recent industry news and developments, along with our vast series of readymade factsheets.  

Our Analytics enable clients to: 

  • Get a timely and comprehensive overview of the global rig and vessel markets, powered by Rystad Energy’s databases.  
  • Access recent data points and key trends in the respective markets 
  • Analyze historical and forecasted supply and demand balances for rigs and vessels  
  • Review contract fixtures, volumes, dayrates and utilization 
  • Monitor newbuilds and retirements 
  • See the short, medium and long term outlook for the respective markets 

What’s included:  

Access to our comprehensive online library of energy service analysis and insights, including: 

  • Monthly Offshore Rig Report – offering detailed coverage of key trends and providing forecasts for the offshore rig market 
  • Monthly FPSO Report – illustrating all major trends within the FPSO market 
  • Monthly Global Service Report – representing a holistic view on market drivers and impact on all service sectors 
  • Sanctioning, Start-up and Decommissioning Reports  providing information on greenfield, brownfield and decommissioning trends 
  • Supplier and buyers factsheets  encompassing historical investments, activity and revenues for service companies and buyers within the energy market, as well as forecasts 
  • Factsheets – presenting a quick overview of key information on thousands of projects, rigs, rig and vessel managers and operators 
  • Commentaries – covering frequent insights into the latest industry events and developments, hot topics, trends and forecasts for the respective markets 
  • Access to analysts – providing product support and training, in addition to discussions and further insights from Rystad Energy’s global team of experts 


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Building on the strong knowledge base provided by our dedicated rig, vessel and oilfield service specialists, our consultants provide bespoke analysis and support to clients, ranging from rig and vessel owners to investors and operators. A key attribute is the ability to understand not only the market outlook, but also how sensitive it is to external events, allowing clients to build robust plans for the long term. 

  • Our consultants work closely with the management of some of the largest service companies across all industry segments, in support of strategy development, business planning and acquisition screening, among other assignments. As companies have moved to maximize the value creation from their current asset base, we have provided advice on reinvestment in assets (MPD, mooring), asset retirements and reactivation strategies.  
  • We are fundamentally data driven and have, over time, built an institutional knowledge of the rig and vessel industries and cultivated comprehensive databases that enable us to quickly conduct detailed assessments of new market scenarios and parameters. Combining our upstream database with rig, AIS and satellite data, we are able to provide detailed real-time assessments on market activity, and by tracking global activity we can quickly identify new hotspots. 
  • Our industry network enables us to collect important datapoints, but also to understand key qualitative aspects such as operator preferences, asset performance and quality of organizations. In soft market conditions, these factors are key to understanding the outlook for companies and the market segments. 
  • Providing key inputs to decision makers, our detailed day rate and utilization forecasts enable investors and market participants to get a third-party assessment of their business plans.