Baker Hughes: Int’l Offshore Rigs for February Up by 3 Year-on-Year

Baker Hughes Incorporated announced today that the international rig count for February 2013 was 1,275, down 4 from the 1,279 counted in January 2013, and up 71 from the 1,204 counted in February 2012.

The international offshore rig count for February 2013 was 323, up 16 from the 307 counted in January 2013 and up 3 from the 320 counted in February 2012.

Beginning this month, the international rig count excludes rigs in Syria due to difficulty obtaining data as a result of continued civil unrest. The Syria rig count was 20 rigs in January 2013 and 27 rigs in February 2012.

The average U.S. rig count for February 2013 was 1,762, up 5 from the 1,757 counted in January 2013 and down 228 from the 1,990 counted in February 2012. The average Canadian rig count for February 2013 was 642, up 139 from the 503 counted in January 2013 and down 64 from the 706 counted in February 2012.

The worldwide rig count for February 2013 was 3,679, up 140 from the 3,539 counted in January 2013 and down 221 from the 3,900 counted in February 2012.

Press Release, March 7, 2013

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