WORLDWIDE RIG COUNT UP 109
BAKER HUGHES - Baker Hughes Incorporated (NYSE:BHI) announced today that the international rig count for February 2017 was 941, up 8 from the 933 counted in January 2017, and down 77 from the 1,018 counted in February 2016. The international offshore rig count for February 2017 was 200, down 6 from the 206 counted in January 2017, and down 25 from the 225 counted in February 2016.
The average U.S. rig count for February 2017 was 744, up 61 from the 683 counted in January 2017, and up 212 from the 532 counted in February 2016. The average Canadian rig count for February 2017 was 342, up 40 from the 302 counted in January 2017, and up 131 from the 211 counted in February 2016.
The worldwide rig count for February 2017 was 2,027, up 109 from the 1,918 counted in January 2017, and up 266 from the 1,761 counted in February 2016.
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AN - China National Offshore Oil Corp. (CNOOC) is willing to invest $3 billion in its existing oil and gas operation in Nigeria, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) said on Sunday following a meeting with the Chinese in Abuja.
REUTERS - Production at Libya’s giant Sharara oil field was expected to fall by at least 160,000 barrels per day (bpd) on Saturday after two staff were abducted in an attack by an unknown group, the National Oil Corporation (NOC) said.
IMF - Output grew by 3.8 percent in 2017, underpinned by a resilient non-hydrocarbon sector, with robust implementation of GCC-funded projects as well as strong activity in the financial, hospitality, and education sectors. The banking system remains stable with large capital buffers. Growth is projected to decelerate over the medium term.
IMF - Higher oil prices and short-term portfolio inflows have provided relief from external and fiscal pressures but the recovery remains challenging. Inflation declined to its lowest level in more than two years. Real GDP expanded by 2 percent in the first quarter of 2018 compared to the first quarter of last year. However, activity in the non-oil non-agricultural sector remains weak as lower purchasing power weighs on consumer demand and as credit risk continues to limit bank lending.