Baker Hughes Announces September 2010 Rig Counts

Houston, Texas – October 7, 2010. Baker Hughes Incorporated (NYSE:BHI) announced today that the international rig count for September 2010 was 1,120, up 18 from the 1,102 counted in August 2010, and up 134 from the 986 counted in September 2009. The international offshore rig count for September 2010 was 317, up 10 from the 307 counted in August 2010 and up 43 from the 274 counted in September 2009.

The US rig count for September 2010 was 1,655 up 17 from the 1,638 counted in August 2010 and up 646 from the 1,009 counted in September 2009. The Canadian rig count for September 2010 was 347, down 40 from the 387 counted in August 2010 and up 139 from the 208 counted in September 2009.

The worldwide rig count for September 2010 was 3,122, down 5 from the 3,127 counted in August 2010 and up 919 from the 2,203 counted in September 2009.

September 2010 Rotary Rig Counts

 
 
September 2010
 
 
August 2010
September 2009
 
 
Land
OS
Total
 
Var.
 
Land
OS
Total
 
Land
OS
Total
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Europe
46
48
94
 
10
 
44
40
84
 
39*
44*
83
 
Middle East
241
35
276
 
5
 
234
37
271
 
213
32
245
 
Africa
59
29
88
 
4
 
59
25
84
 
42
15
57
 
Latin America
305
76
381
 
(7)
 
311
77
388
 
281
74
355
 
Asia Pacific
152
129
281
 
6
 
147
128
275
 
137
109
246
International
803
317
1120
 
18
 
795
307
1102
 
 
712
274
986
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
United States
1635
20
1655
 
17
 
1618
20
1638
 
976
33
1009
 
Canada
345
2
347
 
(40)
 
386
1
387
 
206
2
208
North America
1980
22
2002
 
(23)
 
2004
21
2025
 
1182
35
1217
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Worldwide
2783
339
3122
 
(5)
 
2799
328
3127
 
1894
309
2203