International, US land rig count rises for March 2009

Source: Baker Hughes

Baker Hughes Incorporated (BHI) announced today that the international rig count for March 2010 was 1,074, up 6 from the 1,068 counted in February 2010, and up 62 from the 1,012 counted in March 2009. 

The region with the most land rigs contracted in March 2010 was Latin America with 305 land rigs. The Middle East had 224 rigs working onshore, and Asia Pacific had 105 land rigs drilling onshore. 

The international offshore rig count for March 2010 was 295, down 6 from the 301 counted in February 2010 and up 14 from the 281 counted in March 2009. 

Internationally, the region that had the most offshore rigs working in March was Asia Pacific with 109 offshore rigs. Latin America had 73 offshore rigs drilling, and Europe had a total of 53 rigs. 

North America 

The US land rig count for March 2010 was 1,419, up 69 from the 1,350 counted in February 2010 and up 314 from the 1,105 counted in March 2009. 

The Canadian rig count for March 2010 was 386, down 178 from the 564 counted in February 2010 and up 190 from the 196 counted in March 2009. 

The worldwide rig count for March 2010 was 2,879, down 103 from the 2,982 counted in February 2010 and up 566 from the 2,313 counted in March 2009.



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