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Rig location website
24 February 2019
I used to use Rigzone website sometime ago to find a rig location. Just checked the Rigzone website, apparently they stopped this service. Tried to look for another website, no much success.
Does anyone could recomend the tool (web or app) to look for a rig location. I'm looking for Eurasia's locations. Thanks.
7 answer(s)
TimDClarke83
Director
Corazon Oilfield Services
Total Posts: 2
Join Date: 11/05/16
I'd say its worth having a peek at marinetraffic.com
Dan
Workover Engineer
SPREAD Associates
Total Posts: 14
Join Date: 01/08/18
Hi Malina,

Did you try https://www.mapstand.com/ ?
It seems it is what you are looking for.

Dan

Pavel.Malina
Well Engineer
Shell
Total Posts: 3
Join Date: 01/12/17
Hello Steve! Thanks for reply and suggestion. The web sites provided offshore rigs. I'm looking for land rigs though. Anyway, still looking for informtion. 
Pavel.Malina
Well Engineer
Shell
Total Posts: 3
Join Date: 01/12/17
Hello Nick! Thanks for reply and suggestion. The web sites provided offshore rigs. I'm looking for land rigs though. Anyway, still looking for informtion. 
SteveNatResPro
Drilling Engineering Advisor
SPREAD Associates
Total Posts: 6
Join Date: 17/09/15
Hi Pavel,

In addition to the previous advice, I could also recommend Bassoe; https://www.bassoe.no/#/

Generally, the time and cost elements associated with updating these databases are huge, and exhibiting information for free in the public domain needs to be subsidised by offering other pay to subscribe services. Often you'll find Researchers with limited technical knowledge being responsible for updating technical content, which doesn't always work. Comparing information between websites such as Bassoe and Infield soon illustrates discrepancies, so it's very much a case of 'user beware'. 
Once rigs are retired, other than brokers trading the scrap value, there is no longer any commercial interest, and for this libraries or archives in academic or commercial institutions are your only option. 

A few companies (e.g. Wood Mackenzie/Infield) ) do also compile technical information on a pay-to-subscribe basis aimed mainly at commercial use for larger organisations. The free element is not as accurate as it could be, and not always kept up to date.

Tracking AIS or GPS information is a dimension that a few companies use, (e.g. vesseltracker.com and flightradar24.com). These services are increasingly popular in the form of mobile apps.

Unquestionably, the most accurate source of information is via the fleet status reports published by the Drilling Contractors or Fleet Managers. Obtaining this data is, however, a time-consuming process made all the more difficult if you are new to a basin or region and have little knowledge of the rigs available in that part of the world. If you use the databases such as Bassoe or Infield to get your initial data, you can then update it or check for accuracy via this route.

I hope this helps,

Regards, Steve.
 
NickG
Consultant
GeoPetra Ltd
Total Posts: 15
Join Date: 16/11/15
Hello Pavel,

Maybe this website will help you ?

https://www.infield.com/

You may have to go though checking one rig (name) at a time.

I think combining the list of rigs in (1) and (2) below may answer your question wrt Eurasia rig locations ?

(1) https://www.infield.com/rigs/manager/bke-shelf-ltd-rigs
(2) http://www.eurasiadrilling.com/operations/offshore/jack-up-rigs/

Regards, Nick
garrym79
Night Drilling Supv
CNR International
Total Posts: 8
Join Date: 16/07/16
Floating rigs and supply ships can be tracked here;

https://www.vesseltracker.com/en/vessels.html


Flights and helicopters (crew change) here;

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights 

Land rigs though, I have no idea. From what I have seen with land rigs some could know a rough location but not exact!
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