Thursday, April 8, 2010

Baker Hughes: U.S. Rig Count Continues to Climb


Baker Hughes reported that the international rig count for March 2010 was 1,074, up 6 from the 1,068 counted in February 2010, and up 62 from the 1,012 counted in March 2009. The international offshore rig count for March 2010 was 295, down 6 from the 301 counted in February 2010 and up 14 from the 281 counted in March 2009.

The U.S. rig count for March 2010 was 1,419, up 69 from the 1,350 counted in February 2010 and up 314 from the 1,105 counted in March 2009. The Canadian rig count for March 2010 was 386, down 178 from the 564 counted in February 2010 and up 190 from the 196 counted in March 2009.

The worldwide rig count for March 2010 was 2,879, down 103 from the 2,982 counted in February 2010 and up 566 from the 2,313 counted in March 2009.


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