Asia Pacific leads in October offshore rig numbers

Baker Hughes’ international rig count for October 2017 was 951, up 20 from the 931 counted in September 2017, and up 31 from the 920 counted in October 2016.

The international offshore rig count for October 2017 was 204, up 14 from the 190 counted in September 2017, and up 4 from the 200 counted in October 2016.

Asia Pacific region had the most active offshore rigs in October – 89 – an increase from last October’s 84.

Middle East followed with 45, Europe had 30, Latin America 26, U.S. 21, Africa 14, and Canada 2 active offshore rigs in October.

The average US rig count for October 2017 was 922, down 18 from the 940 counted in September 2017, and up 378 from the 544 counted in October 2016.

The average Canadian rig count for October 2017 was 204, down 6 from the 210 counted in September 2017, and up 48 from the 156 counted in October 2016.

The worldwide rig count for October 2017 was 2,077, down 4 from the 2,081 counted in September 2017, and up 457 from the 1,620 counted in October 2016.

Offshore Energy Today Staff

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