Baker Hughes Announces June 2015 Rig Counts

HOUSTON, July 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Baker Hughes Incorporated (NYSE:BHI) announced today that the international rig count for June 2015 was 1,146, down 12 from the 1,158 counted in May 2015, and down 198 from the 1,344 counted in June 2014. The international offshore rig count for June 2015 was 277, down 7 from the 284 counted in May 2015, and down 43 from the 320 counted in June 2014.

The average U.S. rig count for June 2015 was 861, down 28 from the 889 counted in May 2015, and down 1,000 from the 1,861 counted in June 2014. The average Canadian rig count for June 2015 was 129, up 49 from the 80 counted in May 2015, and down 111 from the 240 counted in June 2014.

The worldwide rig count for June 2015 was 2,136, up 9 from the 2,127 counted in May 2015, and down 1,309 from the 3,445 counted in June 2014.

June 2015 Rotary Rig Counts




June 2015





May 2015



June 2014




Land

Offshore

Total


Month Variance


Land

Offshore

Total


Land

Offshore

Total


















Latin America


252

62

314


-13


258

69

327


328

70

398


Europe


65

48

113


-3


68

48

116


99

48

147


Africa


74

29

103


3


69

31

100


87

36

123


Middle East


352

49

401


3


357

41

398


374

51

425


Asia Pacific


126

89

215


-2


122

95

217


136

115

251


International


869

277

1,146


-12


874

284

1,158


1,024

320

1,344


















United States


833

28

861


-28


857

32

889


1,803

58

1,861


Canada


125

4

129


49


78

2

80


238

2

240


North America


958

32

990


21


935

34

969


2,041

60

2,101


















Worldwide


1,827

309

2,136


9


1,809

318

2,127


3,065

380

3,445


















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:
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