Baker Hughes Underscores International Rig Count for December

Baker Hughes announced that the international rig count for December 2008 was 1,078, down 18 from the 1,096 counted in November 2008, and up 42 from the 1,036 counted in December 2007. The international offshore rig count for December 2008 was 291, down 6 from the 297 counted in November 2008 and unchanged from the 291 counted in December 2007.

The US rig count for December 2008 was 1,782, down 153 from the 1,935 counted in November 2008 and down 29 from the 1,811 counted in December 2007. The Canadian rig count for December 2008 was 361, down 56 from the 417 counted in November 2008 and up 1 from the 360 counted in December 2007.

The worldwide rig count for December 2008 was 3,221, down 227 from the 3,448 counted in November 2008 and up 14 from the 3,207 counted in December 2007.
 

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