New, Longer Deepwater Contracts Tighten US GOM Market

Matthew Rigdon, Executive VP and COO

Ensco 8501 off the Louisiana coast Gulf of Mexico

Deepwater drilling activity in the US GOM is a topic I tend to cover frequently and, more often than not, it is the total number of active rigs that guides my industry position. The┬ácount is very much still a focus and currently remains steady with 14 active deepwater rigs in the GOM. However, another interesting…