Houston, Texas - July 8, 2011. Baker Hughes Incorporated (NYSE:BHI) announced today that the international rig count for June 2011 was 1,158, up 7 from the 1,151 counted in May 2011, and up 59 from the 1,099 counted in June 2010. The international offshore rig count for June 2011 was 298, down 8 from the 306 counted in May 2011 and down 14 from the 312 counted in June 2010.
The last report of rig activity in Libya was for February 2011.
The US rig count for June 2011 was 1,863, up 27 from the 1,836 counted in May 2011 and up 332 from the 1,531 counted in June 2010. The Canadian rig count for June 2011 was 236, up 93 from the 143 counted in May 2011 and up 7 from the 229 counted in June 2010.
The worldwide rig count for June 2011 was 3,257, up 127 from the 3,130 counted in May 2011 and up 398 from the 2,859 counted in June 2010.
June 2011 Rotary Rig Counts
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. 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.
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