US Gulf of Mexico rig count drops to 10

Offshore staff

HOUSTON – The US Gulf of Mexico rig count has dropped to 10, declining by seven over the past week according to the Baker Hughes Weekly Rig Count of Sep. 2, 2016. That number is down by 21 year-over-year.

The overall US offshore drilling rig count mirrored the US GoM rig count, which had also declined by seven to 10. That metric is down by 23 year-over-year.

The overall US rig count, onshore and offshore, was up by eight week-over-week at 497, with oil rigs up by one to 407, gas rigs up by seven to 88, and miscellaneous rigs up by two.

Compared to this time last year, the overall US rig count is down by 367 rigs, with oil rigs down by 255, gas rigs down 114, and miscellaneous rigs up by two.


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