INTERNATIONAL RIG COUNT DOWN 686
Baker Hughes Incorporated (NYSE:BHI) announced today that the international rig count for July 2016 was 938, up 11 from the 927 counted in June 2016, and down 180 from the 1,118 counted in July 2015. The international offshore rig count for July 2016 was 226, up 3 from the 223 counted in June 2016, and down 38 from the 264 counted in July 2015.
The average U.S. rig count for July 2016 was 449, up 32 from the 417 counted in June 2016, and down 417 from the 866 counted in July 2015. The average Canadian rig count for June 2016 was 94, up 31 from the 63 counted in June 2016, and down 89 from the 183 counted in July 2015.
The worldwide rig count for July 2016 was 1,481, up 74 from the 1,407 counted in June 2016, and down 686 from the 2,167 counted in July 2015.
July 2016 Rotary Rig Counts
|June 2016||July 2015|
|July, 16, 11:05:00|
|July, 16, 11:00:00|
|July, 16, 10:55:00|
|July, 16, 10:50:00|
|July, 16, 10:45:00|
|July, 16, 10:40:00|
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