Worldwide offshore rig count slightly rises. Still down compared to a year ago
- Exploration & Production
The worldwide offshore rig count moved to 308 active units in August, up by 9 from 299 in July 2015, and down 73 from August 2014, Baker Hughes reported Tuesday.
According to the report, the international offshore rig count for August 2015 (excluding the U.S. and Canada) was 270, up 6 from the 264 counted in July 2015, and down 45 from the 315 counted in August 2014.
As for the U.S. and Canada, there were 34 active offshore rigs in the U.S. in August, up 3 from 31 in July 2015, and down 28 from 62 in August 2014.
Canadian offshore rig count remained unchanged from July 2015, with four active units in August 2015, and the same as August 2014.
The worldwide rig count for August 2015, offshore and onshore, was 2,226, up 59 from the 2,167 counted in July 2015, and down 1,416 from the 3,642 counted in August 2014.
Offshore Energy Today Staff