Baker Hughes Announces August 2013 Rig Counts

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Baker Hughes Incorporated (NYSE: BHI) has announced that the international rig count for August 2013 was 1,267, down 38 from the 1,305 counted in July 2013, and up 6 from the 1,261 counted in August 2012. The international offshore rig count for August 2013 was 309, down 11 from the 320 counted in July 2013, and up 9 from the 300 counted in August 2012.

The average U.S. rig count for August 2013 was 1,781, up 15 from the 1,766 counted in July 2013, and down 113 from the 1,894 counted in August 2012. The average Canadian rig count for August 2013 was 368, up 77 from the 291 counted in July 2013, and up 52 from the 316 counted in August 2012.

The worldwide rig count for August 2013 was 3,416, up 54 from the 3,362 counted in July 2013, and down 55 from the 3,471 counted in August 2012.
August 2013 Rotary Rig Counts
August 2013 Month July 2013 August 2012
Land Offshore Total Variance Land Offshore Total Land Offshore Total

Latin America 318 81 399 -19 331 87 418 337 80 417
Europe 88 55 143 4 90 49 139 71 47 118
Africa 93 32 125 -3 90 38 128 80 31 111
Middle East* 317 45 362 -17 332 47 379 341 47 388
Asia Pacific 142 96 238 -3 142 99 241 132 95 227
International 958 309 1,267 -38 985 320 1,305 961 300 1,261

United States 1,720 61 1,781 15 1,708 58 1,766 1,843 51 1,894
Canada 364 4 368 77 288 3 291 315 1 316
North America 2,084 65 2,149 92 1,996 61 2,057 2,158 52 2,210

Worldwide 3,042 374 3,416 54 2,981 381 3,362 3,119 352 3,471

* The Middle East rig count excludes rigs in Syria for July and August 2013.

About the Baker Hughes Rig Counts

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. Baker Hughes initiated the monthly international rig count in 1975.

North American rig count data is scheduled to be released at noon central time on the last working day of each week. The international rig count is scheduled to be released on the 5th working day of the month. Additional detailed information on the Baker Hughes rig counts is available from our website.

Baker Hughes is a leading supplier of oilfield services, products, technology and systems to the worldwide oil and natural gas industry. The company’s 59,000-plus employees today work in more than 80 countries helping customers find, evaluate, drill, produce, transport and process hydrocarbon resources.

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