Baker Hughes Announces January 2016 Rig Counts

HOUSTON, Feb. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Baker Hughes Incorporated (NYSE:BHI) announced today that the international rig count for January 2016 was 1,045, down 50 from the 1,095 counted in December 2015, and down 213 from the 1,258 counted in January 2015. The international offshore rig count for January 2016 was 242, down 8 from the 250 counted in December 2015, and down 72 from the 314 counted in January 2015.

The average U.S. rig count for January 2016 was 654, down 60 from the 714 counted in December 2015, and down 1,029 from the 1,683 counted in January 2015. The average Canadian rig count for January 2016 was 192, up 32 fom the 160 counted in December 2015, and down 176 from the 368 counted in January 2015.

The worldwide rig count for January 2016 was 1,891, down 78 from the 1,969 counted in December 2015, and down 1,418 from the 3,309 counted in January 2015.

January 2016 Rotary Rig Counts



 

January 2016




 

December 2015



 

January 2015




Land

Offshore

Total


Month Variance


Land

Offshore

Total



Land

Offshore

Total



















Latin America


192

51

243


-27


213

57

270



272

79

351


Europe


73

35

108


-6


79

35

114



83

45

128


Africa


68

26

94


3


64

27

91



87

45

132


Middle East


352

55

407


-15


367

55

422



372

43

415


Asia Pacific


118

75

193


-5


122

76

198



130

102

232


International


803

242

1,045


-50


845

250

1,095



944

314

1,258



















United States


627

27

654


-60


690

24

714



1,630

53

1,683


Canada


190

2

192


32


160

0

160



365

3

368


North America


817

29

846


-28


850

24

874



1,995

56

2,051



















Worldwide


1,620

271

1,891


-78


1,695

274

1,969



2,939

370

3,309



















 

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 U.S., 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 the U.S. and Canadian drilling activity. Baker Hughes initiated the monthly international rig count in 1975.

The North American rig count 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 fifth 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 43,000 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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