April 2019 rig counts from BHGE

Source: press release, 7 May 2019

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 April 2019 was 1,062, up 23 from the 1,039 counted in March 2019, and up 84 from the 978 counted in April 2018. The international offshore rig count for April 2019 was 251, up 4 from the 247 counted in March 2019, and up 57 from the 194 counted in April 2018.

The average US rig count for April 2019 was 1,012, down 11 from the 1,023 counted in March 2019, and up 1 from the 1,011 counted in April 2018. The average Canadian rig count for April 2019 was 66, down 85 from the 151 counted in March 2019, and down 32 from the 98 counted in April 2018.

The worldwide rig count for April 2019 was 2,140, down 73 from the 2,213 counted in March 2019, and up 53 from the 2,087 counted in April 2018.

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.

Additional detailed information on the Baker Hughes rig counts is available at the BHGE website.