Rystad Energy - Energy Knowledge House
Rystad Energy - Energy Knowledge House


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

We Provide

We provide market intelligence through analytics, data and advisory services, driven by our position monitoring of offshore rigs through real-time data and tracking of all energy activities.

We Deliver

We deliver comprehensive and detailed coverage of all historical and upcoming projects and exploration programs, which in turn drive demand for rigs. We also provide historical and modelled rig rates in the world of offshore drilling.

We Collaborate

We collaborate with drillers, vessel owners, suppliers, governments and investors in regular market discussions to understand the market outlook, business opportunities and carbon footprint.


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

Features included

  • Supply and demand for rigs, FPSOs and OSVs 
  • Complete bottom-up coverage of 65,000  fields 
  • Field level breakdown of drilling demand by rig type and OSV jobs 
  • Study the offshore rig rate forecast driven by an econometric reasoning applied to historical data 
  • Buyers' budgets, energy service purchases, awards and suppliers' revenues
  • Monitor rig movements and locations at any given time with Offshore Rig Tracker

Enables you 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

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

Features included

  • 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 

Enables you to

  • Get a timely and comprehensive overview of the global rig 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, day rates and utilization 
  • Monitor newbuilds and retirements 
  • See the short, medium and long-term outlook for the respective markets

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Rig Analytics


  • 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 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 data points, 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.