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International rig count for May down 44

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Baker Hughes said the international rig count for May 2015 was 1,158, down 44 from the 1,202 counted in April 2015, and down 192 from the 1,350 counted in May 2014.

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The international offshore rig count for May 2015 was 284, down 16 from the 300 counted in April 2015, and down 42 from the 326 counted in May 2014.

The average U.S. rig count for May 2015 was 889, down 87 from the 976 counted in April 2015, and down 970 from the 1,859 counted in May 2014. The average Canadian rig count for May 2015 was 80, down 10 from the 90 counted in April 2015, and down 82 from the 162 counted in May 2014.

The worldwide rig count for May 2015 was 2,127, down 141 from the 2,268 counted in April 2015, and down 1,244 from the 3,371 counted in May 2014.

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 United States, 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 US and Canadian drilling activity. Baker Hughes initiated the monthly international rig count in 1975.


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