Baker Hughes Announces September 2014 Rig Counts

HOUSTON, Oct. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Baker Hughes Incorporated (NYSE:BHI) announced today that the international rig count for September 2014 was 1,323, down 16 from the 1,339 counted in August 2014, and up 39 from the 1,284 counted in September 2013. The international offshore rig count for September 2014 was 333, up 18 from the 315 counted in August 2014, and up 20 from the 313 counted in September 2013. 

The average U.S. rig count for September 2014 was 1,930, up 26 from the 1,904 counted in August 2014, and up 170 from the 1,760 counted in September 2013. The average Canadian rig count for September 2014 was 406, up 7 from the 399 counted in August 2014, and up 19 from the 387 counted in September 2013.

The worldwide rig count for September 2014 was 3,659, up 17 from the 3,642 counted in August 2014, and up 228 from the 3,431 counted in September 2013.      

September 2014 Rotary Rig Counts























Sep 2014


Month


Aug 2014


Sep 2013






Land

Offshore

Total


Variance


Land

Offshore

Total


Land

Offshore

Total






















Latin America

321

81

402


-8


337

73

410


319

85

404




Europe


98

50

148


5


98

45

143


88

51

139




Africa


78

39

117


-8


87

38

125


84

35

119




Middle East

352

44

396


-10


366

40

406


337

42

379




Asia Pacific

141

119

260


5


136

119

255


143

100

243



International

990

333

1,323


-16


1,024

315

1,339


971

313

1,284






















United States

1,866

64

1,930


26


1,842

62

1,904


1,695

65

1,760




Canada


404

2

406


7


395

4

399


382

5

387



North America

2,270

66

2,336


33


2,237

66

2,303


2,077

70

2,147





















Worldwide


3,260

399

3,659


17


3,261

381

3,642


3,048

383

3,431
























































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.  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.  Additional detailed information on the Baker Hughes rig counts is available from our website.

Baker Hughes is a leading supplier of oilfield services, products, technology and systems to the worldwide oil and natural gas industry. The company's 60,000-plus employees today work in more than 80 countries helping customers find, evaluate, drill, produce, transport and process hydrocarbon resources. For more information about Baker Hughes, visit: www.bakerhughes.com.

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