Baker Hughes Announces May 2015 Rig Counts

HOUSTON, June 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Baker Hughes Incorporated (NYSE:BHI) announced today that the international rig count for May 2015 was 1,158, down 44 from the 1,202 counted in April 2015, and down 192 from the 1,350 counted in May 2014. The international offshore rig count for May 2015 was 284, down 16 from the 300 counted in April 2015, and down 42 from the 326 counted in May 2014.

The average U.S. rig count for May 2015 was 889, down 87 from the 976 counted in April 2015, and down 970 from the 1,859 counted in May 2014. The average Canadian rig count for May 2015 was 80, down 10 from the 90 counted in April 2015, and down 82 from the 162 counted in May 2014.

The worldwide rig count for May 2015 was 2,127, down 141 from the 2,268 counted in April 2015, and down 1,244 from the 3,371 counted in May 2014.

May 2015 Rotary Rig Counts


May 2015




April 2015


May 2014



Land

Offshore

Total


Month Variance


Land

Offshore

Total


Land

Offshore

Total

















Latin America

258

69

327


2


261

64

325


333

71

404


Europe

68

48

116


-3


73

46

119


93

56

149


Africa

69

31

100


-20


82

38

120


100

40

140


Middle East

357

41

398


-12


356

54

410


367

47

414


Asia Pacific

122

95

217


-11


130

98

228


131

112

243


International

874

284

1,158


-44


902

300

1,202


1,024

326

1,350

















United States

857

32

889


-87


943

33

976


1,801

58

1,859


Canada

78

2

80


-10


88

2

90


160

2

162


North America

935

34

969


-97


1,031

35

1,066


1,961

60

2,021

















Worldwide

1,809

318

2,127


-141


1,933

335

2,268


2,985

386

3,371

















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 at 5:00 a.m. central time. 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 53,000-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.

CONTACTS:


Media Relations:

Melanie Kania, + 1.713.439.8303, melanie.kania@bakerhughes.com

Investor Relations:

Alondra Oteyza, +1.713.439.8822, alondra.oteyza@bakerhughes.com

 

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