Baker Hughes Announces February 2016 Rig Counts

HOUSTON, March 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Baker Hughes Incorporated (NYSE:BHI) announced today that the international rig count for February 2016 was 1,018, down 27 from the 1,045 counted in January 2016, and down 257 from the 1,275 counted in February 2015. The international offshore rig count for February 2016 was 225, down 17 from the 242 counted in January 2016, and down 99 from the 324 counted in February 2015.

The average U.S. rig count for February 2016 was 532, down 122 from the 654 counted in January 2016, and down 816 from the 1,348 counted in February 2015. The average Canadian rig count for February 2016 was 211, up 19 from the 192 counted in January 2016, and down 152 from the 363 counted in February 2015.

The worldwide rig count for February 2016 was 1,761, down 130 from the 1,891 counted in January 2016, and down 1,225 from the 2,986 counted in February 2015.

February 2016 Rotary Rig Counts



February 2016




January 2016



February 2015




Land

Offshore

Total


Month Variance


Land

Offshore

Total



Land

Offshore

Total



















Latin America


187

50

237


-6


192

51

243



283

72

355


Europe


71

36

107


-1


73

35

108



77

56

133


Africa


68

20

88


-6


68

26

94



88

44

132


Middle East


354

50

404


-3


352

55

407



367

48

415


Asia Pacific


113

69

182


-11


118

75

193



136

104

240


International


793

225

1,018


-27


803

242

1,045



951

324

1,275



















United States


506

26

532


-122


627

27

654



1,296

52

1,348


Canada


208

3

211


19


190

2

192



360

3

363


North America


714

29

743


-103


817

29

846



1,656

55

1,711



















Worldwide


1,507

254

1,761


-130


1,620

271

1,891



2,607

379

2,986



















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:


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