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Clarksons Platou: Oil rig deliveries to peak in 2016

Pressure on oil rig owners will increase next year, as planned deliveries of jackup rigs can reach a peak, Clarksons Platou writes in a new analysis of the rig market.

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Pressure on owners of so-called jackup rigs will increase in 2016. According to a new analysis from Clarksons Platou, 2016 will be a peak year with 60 planned jackup units to be delivered at a time when the oil industry is severely affected by slumping prices and lower activity.

The many planned deliveries for 2016 come on top of a large chunk of the 30 jackup newbuildings currently on the order books having been delivered this year.

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