Baker Hughes Announces 2015 Global Rig Counts

HOUSTON – Baker Hughes has officially announced that the international rig count for March 2015 was 1,251, down 24 from the 1,275 counted in February 2015, and down 94 from the 1,345 counted in March 2014. The international offshore rig count for March 2015 was 316, down 8 from the 324 counted in February 2015, and down 18 from the 334 counted in March 2014.

The average U.S. rig count for March 2015 was 1,110, down 238 from the 1,348 counted in February 2015, and down 693 from the 1,803 counted in March 2014. The average Canadian rig count for March 2015 was 196, down 167 from the 363 counted in February 2015, and down 253 from the 449 counted in March 2014.

The worldwide rig count for March 2015 was 2,557, down 429 from the 2,986 counted in February 2015, and down 1,040 from the 3,597 counted in March 2014.

March 2015 Rotary Rig Counts

    March2015       February2015   March2014  
    Land Offshore Total   Month
Variance
  Land Offshore Total   Land Offshore Total  
                               
Latin America   284 67 351   -4   283 72 355   337 69 406  
Europe   80 55 135   2   77 56 133   93 55 148  
Africa   85 40 125   -7   88 44 132   97 35 132  
Middle East   355 52 407   -8   367 48 415   350 51 401  
Asia Pacific   131 102 233   -7   136 104 240   134 124 258  
International   935 316 1,251   -24   951 324 1,275   1,011 334 1,345  
                               
United States   1,067 43 1,110   -238   1,296 52 1,348   1,750 53 1,803  
Canada   193 3 196   -167   360 3 363   448 1 449  
North America   1,260 46 1,306   -405   1,656 55 1,711   2,198 54 2,252  
                               
Worldwide   2,195 362 2,557   -429   2,607 379 2,986   3,209 388 3,597

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