Baker Hughes Incorporated (NYSE:BHI) announced today that the international rig count for August 2015 was 1,137, up 19 from the 1,118 counted in July 2015, and down 202 from the 1,339 counted in August 2014. The international offshore rig count for August 2015 was 270, up 6 from the 264 counted in July 2015, and down 45 from the 315 counted in August 2014.
The average U.S. rig count for August 2015 was 883, up 17 from the 866 counted in July 2015, and down 1,021 from the 1,904 counted in August 2014. The average Canadian rig count for August 2015 was 206, up 23 from the 183 counted in July 2015, and down 193 from the 399 counted in August 2014.
The worldwide rig count for August 2015 was 2,226, up 59 from the 2,167 counted in July 2015, and down 1,416 from the 3,642 counted in August 2014.
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 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 49,000 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.