October 2018 rig counts from BHGE

Source: press release, 7 November 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 October 2018 was 1,017, up 13 from the 1,004 counted in September 2018, and up 66 from the 951 counted in October 2017. The international offshore rig count for October 2018 was 207, up 3 from the 204 counted in September 2018, and up 3 from the 204 counted in October 2017.

The average US rig count for October 2018 was 1,062, up 9 from the 1,053 counted in September 2018, and up 140 from the 922 counted in October 2017. The average Canadian rig count for October 2018 was 192, down 9 from the 201 counted in September 2018, and down 12 from the 204 counted in October 2017.

The worldwide rig count for October 2018 was 2,271, up 13 from the 2,258 counted in September 2018, and up 194 from the 2,077 counted in October 2017.

The Baker Hughes rig counts comprise the total 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.