April 2021 Rig Counts from Baker Hughes

Source: press release, 7 May 2021

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 International Rig Count: -20 to 695 rigs

International Rig Count is down 20 rigs from last month to 695 with land rigs down 16 to 530, offshore rigs down 4 to 165.

International Rig Count is down 220 rigs from last year’s count of 915, with land rigs down 157, offshore rigs down 63.

The average US Rig Count for April was 436 up 28 from last month’s count of 408 and down 130 year-over-year.

The average Canada Rig Count for April was 58 down 51 from last month’s count of 108 and up 25 year-over-year.

The Worldwide Rig Count for April was 1,189, down 43 from the 1,231 counted in March 2021, and down 325 from the 1,514 counted in April 2020.

Additional detailed information on the Baker Hughes rig counts is available here.