WORLDWIDE RIG COUNT DOWN 729
Jul. 8, 2016-- Baker Hughes Incorporated (NYSE:BHI) announced today that the international rig count for June 2016 was 927 down 28 from the 955 counted in May 2016, and down 219 from the 1,146 counted in June 2015. The international offshore rig count for June 2016 was 223, down 6 from the 229 counted in May 2016, and down 54 from the 277 counted in June 2015.
The average U.S. rig count for June 2016 was 417, up 9 from the 408 counted in May 2016, and down 444 from the 861 counted in June 2015. The average Canadian rig count for June 2016 was 63, up 21 from the 42 counted in May 2016, and down 66 from the 129 counted in June 2015.
The worldwide rig count for June 2016 was 1,407, up 2 from the 1,405 counted in May 2016, and down 729 from the 2,136 counted in June 2015.
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