Baker Hughes, a GE company (NYSE:BHGE) announced today that the Baker Hughes international rig count for August 2017 was 952, down 7 from the 959 counted in July 2017, and up 15 from the 937 counted in August 2016. The international offshore rig count for August 2017 was 201, down 3 from the 204 counted in July 2017, and down 27 from the 228 counted in August 2016.

The average US rig count for August 2017 was 947, down 6 from the 953 counted in July 2017, and up 466 from the 481 counted in August 2016. The average Canadian rig count for August 2017 was 217, up 19 from the 198 counted in July 2017, and up 88 from the 129 counted in August 2016.

The worldwide rig count for August 2017 was 2,116, up 6 from the 2,110 counted in July 2017, and up 569 from the 1,547 counted in August 2016.

August 2017 Rig Counts

BHGE Announces August 2017 Rig Counts

As part of our standard procedure, the U.S. rig count data was closed on the fourth Friday of the month, August 25, therefore it was not impacted by Hurricane Harvey.