North America Goes Back to Losing Rigs
North America went back to losing rigs week on week, Baker Hughes revealed in its latest rotary rig count, which was released on November 17. Although the U.S. added two rigs week on week, Canada dropped three during the same period, leading to a total week on week rig loss of one for North America, Baker Hughes outlined. The region’s total rig count now stands at 814, comprising 618 rigs from the U.S. and 196 rigs from Canada, the count showed. The total U.S. rig count of 618 is made up of 597 land rigs, 19 offshore rigs, and two inland water rigs, according to Baker Hughes, which showed that the country has 500 ... (full story)
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