Baker Hughes, a GE company June 2018 rig counts

Source: press release, 9 July 2018

International rig counts from Baker Hughes
Baker Hughes has issued rig counts as a service to the petroleum industry since 1944, when Hughes Tool Company began weekly counts of the US and Canadian drilling activity (photo: Baker Hughes)

Baker Hughes, a GE company has announced that the Baker Hughes international rig count for June 2018 was 959, down 8 from the 967 counted in May 2018, and down 1 from the 960 counted in June 2017. The international offshore rig count for June 2018 was 195, down 3 from the 198 counted in May 2018, and down 2 from the 197 counted in June 2017.

The average US rig count for June 2018 was 1,056, up 10 from the 1,046 counted in May 2018, and up 125 from the 931 counted in June 2017. The average Canadian rig count for June 2018 was 137, up 54 from the 83 counted in May 2018, and down 13 from the 150 counted in June 2017.

The worldwide rig count for June 2018 was 2,152, up 56 from the 2,096 counted in May 2018, and up 111 from the 2,041 counted in June 2017.

The Baker Hughes rig counts are counts of the number of drilling rigs actively exploring for or developing oil or natural gas in the US, Canada and international markets. The company has issued the rig counts as a service to the petroleum industry since 1944, when Hughes Tool Company began weekly counts of the US and Canadian drilling activity. The monthly international rig count was initiated in 1975.