Baker Hughes Incorporated announced that the international rig count for June 2010 was 1,099, up 9 from the 1,090 counted in May 2010, and up 132 from the 967 counted in June 2009.
The international offshore rig count for June 2010 was 312, up 14 from the 298 counted in May 2010 and up 45 from the 267 counted in June 2009.
The Middle East rig count reflects a 14-rig increase in Syria solely attributable to an improvement in our counting methodology.
The US rig count for June 2010 was 1,531, up 18 from the 1,513 counted in May 2010 and up 636 from the 895 counted in June 2009. The Canadian rig count for June 2010 was 229, up 82 from the 147 counted in May 2010 and up 104 from the 125 counted in June 2009.
The worldwide rig count for June 2010 was 2,859, up 109 from the 2,750 counted in May 2010 and up 872 from the 1,987 counted in June 2009.
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. 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 provides reservoir consulting, drilling, pressure pumping, formation evaluation, completion and production products and services to the worldwide oil and gas industry.
Source: PRnewswires,July 8, 2010;