Baker Hughes Announces May 2020 Rig Counts

HOUSTON & LONDON--()--Baker Hughes (NYSE: BKR) announced today that the Baker Hughes international rig count for May 2020 was 805 down 110 from the 915 counted in April 2020, and down 321 from the 1,126 counted in May 2019. The international offshore rig count for May 2020 was 195, down 33 from the 228 counted in April 2020, and down 45 from the 240 counted in May 2019.

The average U.S. rig count for May 2020 was 348, down 218 from the 566 counted in April 2020, and down 638 from the 986 counted in May 2019. The average Canadian rig count for May 2020 was 23, down 10 from the 33 counted in April 2020, and down 47 from the 60 counted in May 2019.

The worldwide rig count for May 2020 was 1,176, down 338 from the 1,514 counted in April 2020, and down 1,006 from the 2,182 counted in May 2019.

May 2020 Rig Counts

May 2020

April 2020

May 2019

Land Offshore Total Month Variance Land Offshore Total Land Offshore Total
 
Latin America

32

30

62

-27

53

36

89

149

30

179

Europe

85

26

111

-1

89

23

112

142

44

186

Africa

58

3

61

-42

83

20

103

101

22

123

Middle East

331

44

375

-45

367

53

420

356

54

410

Asia Pacific

104

92

196

5

95

96

191

138

90

228

International

610

195

805

-110

687

228

915

886

240

1,126

 
United States

335

13

348

-218

548

18

566

965

21

986

Canada

21

2

23

-10

32

1

33

67

3

70

North America

356

15

371

-228

580

19

599

1,032

24

1,056

 
Worldwide

966

210

1,176

-338

1,267

247

1,514

1,918

264

2,182

 

About the Baker Hughes Rig Counts

The Baker Hughes rig counts are counts of the number of drilling rigs actively exploring for or developing oil or natural gas in the U.S., Canada and international markets. The Company has issued the rig counts as a service to the petroleum industry since 1944, when Hughes Tool Company began weekly counts of the U.S. and Canadian drilling activity. The monthly international rig count was initiated in 1975.

The North American rig count 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 last working day of the first week of the month at 5:00 a.m. Central Time. Additional detailed information on the Baker Hughes rig counts is available on our rig count site.

About Baker Hughes:

Baker Hughes (NYSE: BKR) is an energy technology company that provides solutions to energy and industrial customers worldwide. Built on a century of experience and with operations in over 120 countries, our innovative technologies and services are taking energy forward – making it safer, cleaner and more efficient for people and the planet. Visit us at bakerhughes.com

Contacts

Media Relations
Melanie Kania, +1 713-879-1088
melanie.kania@bakerhughes.com

Investor Relations
Jud Bailey
+1 281-809-9088
investor.relations@bakerhughes.com

Contacts

Media Relations
Melanie Kania, +1 713-879-1088
melanie.kania@bakerhughes.com

Investor Relations
Jud Bailey
+1 281-809-9088
investor.relations@bakerhughes.com