USA adds 22 platforms in one week | Rigzone

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The number of U.S. rigs rose 22 weeks over a week, according to Baker Hughes’ latest rotary rig count, released Feb. 11.

The weekly additions took the country’s total rig count to 635, comprising 617 onshore rigs, 16 offshore rigs and two river rigs, according to Baker Hughes’ latest count. This total number of rigs is made up of 516 oil rigs, 118 gas rigs and one miscellaneous rig, according to Baker Hughes.

Baker Hughes’ previous platform tally, released on February 4, revealed that the United States added three platforms in total week after week. At this time last year, the number of US rigs stood at 397, comprising 306 oil rigs, 90 gas rigs and one miscellaneous rig, according to figures from Baker Hughes.

According to Baker Hughes, the number of rigs in Canada has only increased by one week per week. The country’s rig count now stands at 219, comprising 137 oil rigs and 82 gas rigs, Baker Hughes pointed out. This time last year, the number of rigs in Canada stood at 176, according to data from Baker Hughes.

With weekly additions from the United States and Canada combined, the total number of platforms in North America now stands at 854, Baker Hughes showed. The number of rigs increased by 281 from the previous year’s figures, Baker Hughes pointed out.

Baker Hughes, who has published rotary rig counts for the oil industry since 1944, describes the figures as an important business barometer for the drilling industry and its suppliers. The company obtains its work rig location information in part from Enverus, which produces daily rig counts using GPS tracking units.

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