International offshore rig count short by ten units year-over-year

The international offshore rig count for the first month of 2018 increased sequentially but dropped when compared to the same period of 2017, according to a Wednesday report by Baker Hughes, a GE company.

As detailed by Baker Hughes, the international offshore rig count for January 2018 was 196, up 5 from the 191 counted in December 2017, and down 10 from the 206 counted in January 2017.

The international rig count, which includes onshore and offshore rigs, for January 2018 was 960, up 6 from the 954 counted in December 2017, and up 27 from the 933 counted in January 2017.

The average US rig count for January 2018 was 937, up 7 from the 930 counted in December 2017, and up 254 from the 683 counted in January 2017.

The average Canadian rig count for January 2018 was 278, up 73 from the 205 counted in December 2017, and down 24 from the 302 counted in January 2017.

The worldwide rig count for January 2018 was 2,175, up 86 from the 2,089 counted in December 2017, and up 257 from the 1,918 counted in January 2017.

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