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I wrote over 1,000 articles for The Motley Fool (fool.com) from March 2007 to February 2011, primarily covering the Energy sector. I was also an analyst on Motley Fool Special Ops, a special situations-focused newsletter and real-money portfolio service. After leaving the Fool, and until very... More
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  • $ESV Rig Status 0 comments
    Dec 3, 2010 10:44 AM | about stocks: ESV, CEO, NBL
    ENSCO 8501 disposition as of Nov 22, according to the NGA: "Rig Removed"
    msi.nga.mil/NGAPortal/msi/query_results....

    Rig also not listed in the BOEMRE's list of deepwater activity as of Monday:
    www.gomr.boemre.gov/homepg/offshore/deep...
     
    Had been working for NBL/NXY in GoM, most recently at NBL's Isabela prospect. Is this a temporary demob between jobs, or has it run out of permitted activities? We'll probably have to wait for the Dec fleet status report to find out.

    Update:
    Looking at the NOAA, I see that the rig has been moved to Green Canyon 512, the site of Nexen's Knotty Head discovery.
    sdf.ndbc.noaa.gov/stations.shtml
    Looks like the 8501 has more work in hand. This is good.

    Update 2:
    Looking at other rig dispositions on the NOAA site, I notice that this data is at least several months out of date. The Ocean Endeavor, for example, left the GoM for Egypt over the summer, yet is listed as being at Walker Ridge 278 at the above link. If I do a search for that rig, I get this:
    www.ndbc.noaa.gov/station_page.php?stati...
    This puts the Endeavor at Keathley Canyon 919. That's possibly even more stale. The Endeavor had finished up there as of March 2010, and had moved to the Mississippi Canyon area by the time of the Macondo incident.

    In conclusion, the NOAA site is useless, and I'm left wondering whether the ENSCO 8501 still has work.
    Stocks: ESV, CEO, NBL
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