Baker Hughes: International Offshore Rig Count Down by 4 in January

Baker Hughes Incorporated announced today that the international rig count for January 2014 was 1,325, down 10 from the 1,335 counted in December 2013, and up 46 from the 1,279 counted in January 2013.

 

The international offshore rig count for January 2014 was 302, down 4 from the 306 counted in December 2013, and down 5 from the 307 counted in January 2013.

The average U.S. rig count for January 2014 was 1,769, down 2 from the 1,771 counted in December 2013, and up 12 from the 1,757 counted in January 2013. The average Canadian rig count for January 2014 was 504, up 132 from the 372 counted in December 2013, and up 1 from the 503 counted in January 2013.

The worldwide rig count for January 2014 was 3,598, up 120 from the 3,478 counted in December 2013, and up 59 from the 3,539 counted in January 2013.

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.

Press Release, February 07, 2014

 

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