HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 7, 2016-- Baker Hughes Incorporated (NYSE:BHI) announced today that the international rig count for October 2016 was 920, down 14 from the 934 counted in September 2016, and down 191 from the 1,111 counted in October 2015. The international offshore rig count for October 2016 was 200, down 21 from the 221 counted in September 2016, and down 70 from the 270 counted in October 2015.

The average U.S. rig count for October 2016 was 544, up 35 from the 509 counted in September 2016, and down 247 from the 791 counted in October 2015. The average Canadian rig count for October 2016 was 156, up 15 from the 141 counted in September 2016, and down 28 from the 184 counted in October 2015.

The worldwide rig count for October 2016 was 1,620, up 36 from the 1,584 counted in September 2016, and down 466 from the 2,086 counted in October 2015.

October 2016 Rotary Rig Counts

                                                           
    October 2016           September 2016     October 2015
    Land     Offshore     Total    

Month
Variance

    Land     Offshore     Total     Land     Offshore     Total
                                                           
Latin America   153     30     183     -6     151     38     189     239     55     294
Europe   63     24     87     -5     56     36     92     65     43     108
Africa   67     10     77     0     68     9     77     64     29     93
Middle East   339     52     391     5     336     50     386     349     54     403
Asia Pacific   98     84     182     -8     102     88     190     124     89     213
International   720     200     920     -14     713     221     934     841     270     1,111
                                                           
United States   521     23     544     35     491     18     509     758     33     791
Canada   154     2     156     15     140     1     141     183     1     184
North America   675     25     700     50     631     19     650     941     34     975
                                                           
Worldwide   1,395     225     1,620     36     1,344     240     1,584     1,782     304     2,086
                                                           

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 U.S., 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 the U.S. and Canadian drilling activity. Baker Hughes initiated the monthly international rig count 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 fifth working day of the month at 5:00 a.m. Central time. 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 34,000 employees today work in more than 80 countries helping customers find, evaluate, drill, produce, transport and process hydrocarbon resources. For more information about Baker Hughes, visit: www.bakerhughes.com.