November 2019 Rig Counts from Baker Hughes

Source: press release, 6 December 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 has announced that the Baker Hughes international rig count for November 2019 was 1,096, down 34 from the 1,130 counted in October 2019, and up 105 from the 991 counted in November 2018. The international offshore rig count for November 2019 was 247, up 5 from the 242 counted in October 2019, and up 41 from the 206 counted in November 2018.

The average U.S. rig count for November 2019 was 810, down 38 from the 848 counted in October 2019, and down 267 from the 1,077 counted in November 2018. The average Canadian rig count for November 2019 was 136, down 9 from the 145 counted in October 2019, and down 62 from the 198 counted in November 2018.

The worldwide rig count for November 2019 was 2,042, down 81 from the 2,123 counted in October 2019, and down 224 from the 2,266 counted in November 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 here.