International offshore rig count down to 201 units in August

  • Exploration & Production

The international offshore rig count for August this year was 201 units, down by 27 units year-over-year, according to a Friday report by Baker Hughes, a GE company. 

The international rig count includes Latin America, Europe, Africa, Middle East, and Asia Pacific regions.

The international rig count, including land and offshore rigs, for August 2017 was 952, down 7 from the 959 counted in July 2017, and up 15 from the 937 counted in August 2016.

The international offshore rig count for August 2017 was 201, down 3 from the 204 counted in July 2017, and down 27 from the 228 counted in August 2016.

The average U.S. rig count for August 2017 was 947, down 6 from the 953 counted in July 2017, and up 466 from the 481 counted in August 2016.

The average Canadian rig count for August 2017 was 217, up 19 from the 198 counted in July 2017, and up 88 from the 129 counted in August 2016.

The worldwide rig count for August 2017 was 2,116, up 6 from the 2,110 counted in July 2017, and up 569 from the 1,547 counted in August 2016.

When it comes to offshore rigs only, the worldwide offshore rig count for August 2017 was 220, down 7 from 227 counted in July 2017 and down 19 from 246 counted in August 2016.

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