Baker Hughes Announces December 2013 Rig Counts

Jan 08, 2014, 06:00 ET from Baker Hughes Incorporated

HOUSTON, Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Baker Hughes Incorporated (NYSE: BHI) announced today that the international rig count for December 2013 was 1,335, up 24 from the 1,311 counted in November 2013, and up 82 from the 1,253 counted in December 2012. The international offshore rig count for December 2013 was 306, down 10 from the 316 counted in November 2013, and up 7 from the 299 counted in December 2012. 

The average U.S. rig count for December 2013 was 1,771, up 15 from the 1,756 counted in November 2013, and down 13 from the 1,784 counted in December 2012. The average Canadian rig count for December 2013 was 372, down 13 from the 385 counted in November 2013, and up 19 from the 353 counted in December 2012.

The worldwide rig count for December 2013 was 3,478, up 26 from the 3,452 counted in November 2013, and up 88 from the 3,390 counted in December 2012.      

December 2013 Rotary Rig Counts

December 2013

Month

November 2013

December 2012

Land

Offshore

Total

Variance

Land

Offshore

Total

Land

Offshore

Total

Latin America

341

76

417

6

322

89

411

341

73

414

Europe

87

39

126

-11

89

48

137

77

59

136

Africa

102

36

138

3

100

35

135

71

31

102

Middle East*

359

46

405

17

346

42

388

321

42

363

Asia Pacific

140

109

249

9

138

102

240

144

94

238

International

1,029

306

1,335

24

995

316

1,311

954

299

1,253

United States

1,710

61

1,771

15

1,698

58

1,756

1,734

50

1,784

Canada

370

2

372

-13

384

1

385

351

2

353

North America

2,080

63

2,143

2

2,082

59

2,141

2,085

52

2,137

Worldwide

3,109

369

3,478

26

3,077

375

3,452

3,039

351

3,390

* The Middle East rig count excludes rigs in Syria for November and December 2013.

 

About the Baker Hughes Rig Counts The Baker Hughes Rotary Rig Counts are counts of the number of drilling rigs actively exploring for or developing oil or natural gas in the United States, Canada and international markets.  Baker Hughes has issued the rotary rig counts as a service to the petroleum industry since 1944, when Hughes Tool Company began weekly counts of US and Canadian drilling activity.  Baker Hughes initiated the monthly international rig count in 1975.

North American rig count data is scheduled to be released at noon central time on the last working day of each week.  The international rig count is scheduled to be released on the 5th working day of the month.  Additional detailed information on the Baker Hughes rig counts is available from our website.

Baker Hughes is a leading supplier of oilfield services, products, technology and systems to the worldwide oil and natural gas industry. The company's 60,000-plus employees today work in more than 80 countries helping customers find, evaluate, drill, produce, transport and process hydrocarbon resources. For more information on Baker Hughes' century-long history, visit www.bakerhughes.com.

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