Baker Hughes Announces June 2013 Rig Counts

HOUSTON, July 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Baker Hughes Incorporated (NYSE:BHI) announced today that the international rig count for June 2013 was 1,333, up 50 from the 1,283 counted in May 2013, and up 48 from the 1,285 counted in June 2012. The international offshore rig count for June 2013 was 337, up 10 from the 327 counted in May 2013, and up 32 from the 305 counted in June 2012. 

The average U.S. rig count for June 2013 was 1,761, down 6 from the 1,767 counted in May 2013, and down 211 from the 1,972 counted in June 2012. The average Canadian rig count for June 2013 was 183, up 55 from the 128 counted in May 2013, and down 44 from the 227 counted in June 2012.

The worldwide rig count for June 2013 was 3,277, up 99 from the 3,178 counted in May 2013, and down 207 from the 3,484 counted in June 2012.      

June 2013 Rotary Rig Counts














June 2013


Month


May 2013


June 2012




Land

Offshore

Total


Variance


Land

Offshore

Total


Land

Offshore

Total


















Latin America

328

95

423


-1


330

94

424


71

44

115


Europe


87

51

138


14


78

46

124


349

51

400


Africa


93

40

133


9


87

37

124


69

37

106


Middle East*

346

43

389


27


318

44

362


352

83

435


Asia Pacific

142

108

250


1


143

106

249


139

90

229

International

996

337

1,333


50


956

327

1,283


980

305

1,285


















United States

1,706

55

1,761


-6


1,715

52

1,767


1,922

50

1,972


Canada


182

1

183


55


126

2

128


224

3

227

North America

1,888

56

1,944


49


1,841

54

1,895


2,146

53

2,199

















Worldwide


2,884

393

3,277


99


2,797

381

3,178


3,126

358

3,484

















*

The Middle East rig count excludes rigs in Syria for June and May 2013.










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.  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 58,000-plus employees today work in more than 80 countries helping customers find, evaluate, drill, produce, transport and process hydrocarbon resources. For more information on Baker Hughes' century-long history, visit www.bakerhughes.com.

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