US offshore rig count remains unchanged

Offshore staff

HOUSTON – The overall US offshore drilling rig count remained unchanged at 19 over the past week, according to the Baker Hughes Weekly Rig Count of July 8, 2016. That number is down by 12 compared to last year.

The US Gulf of Mexico rig count also remained steady at 18 over the past week, according to the report. That number is down by 13 compared to last year.

The overall US rig count, onshore and offshore, was up by nine week-over-week at 440, with oil rigs up by 10 at 351, gas rigs down by one to 88, and miscellaneous rigs unchanged at one.

Compared to this time last year, the overall US rig count is down 423 rigs, with oil rigs down 294, gas rigs down 129, and miscellaneous rigs holding steady at one.


Share your news with Offshore at

Did You Like this Article? Get All the Energy Industry News Delivered to Your Inbox

Subscribe to an email newsletter today at no cost and receive the latest news and information.

 Subscribe Now


The Time is Right for Optimum Reliability: Capital-Intensive Industries and Asset Performance Management

Imagine a plant that is no longer at risk of a random shutdown. Imagine not worrying about losing...

Going Digital: The New Normal in Oil & Gas

In this whitepaper you will learn how Keystone Engineering, ONGC, and Saipem are using software t...

Maximizing Operational Excellence

In a recent survey conducted by PennEnergy Research, 70% of surveyed energy industry professional...

Leveraging the Power of Information in the Energy Industry

Information Governance is about more than compliance. It’s about using your information to drive ...