Baker Hughes Incorporated announce the international offshore rig count for January 2013 was 307, up 8 from the 299 counted in December 2012.
The count is unchanged from the 307 counted in January 2012.
The average U.S. offshore rig count for January 2013 was 53, up two from the 51 that were counted in December 2012 and up 10 from the 43 counted in December 2012.
The Baker Hughes Rotary Rig Counts are counts of the number of drilling rigs actively exploring for or developing oil or natural gas in the United States, Canada and international markets. Baker Hughes has issued the rotary rig counts as a service to the petroleum industry since 1944, when Hughes Tool Company began weekly counts of US and Canadian drilling activity.
The company provides reservoir consulting, drilling, pressure pumping, formation evaluation, completion and production products and services to the worldwide oil and gas industry.
Source: Baker Hughes