The Baker Hughes (BHI) North America Rig Count rose by 10 rigs for the week ending June 21, as gains in Canada offset losses in the United States. The U.S. rig count was down by 2 and 85 from last year, while Canada rose 12 and is still down 21 from last year.
|Baker Hughes Rig Count||June 14||June 21|
|Gulf of Mexico||24||24|
Rigs classified as drilling for oil and in operation rose by 1 in the U.S. to 789, which is 73 rigs less than one year ago. Rigs classified as drilling for gas declined by 4 to 177, and are still 11 fewer than the 188 one year ago.
Rigs in Canada classified as drilling for oil rose 11 to 80, which is 23 less than the 103 rigs in operation one year ago. Rigs classified as drilling for gas rose by 1 to 39, which is now 18 less than the 57 in operation one year ago.
The Gulf of Mexico, which is a subset of the U.S. total, was flat at 24 rigs.
The Baker Hughes North America Rig Count tracks changes in the number of active operating oil and gas rigs on a weekly basis. Active rigs are essential for exploration and development.
The United States and Canada are separate components, and a separate count for the Gulf of Mexico is given as a subset of the U.S. total. The count includes only rigs that are significant users of oilfield services and supplies.