Baker Hughes Cites Continuous Decline in Rig Count for April

Baker Hughes announced that the international rig count for April 2009 was 986, down 26 from the 1,012 counted in March 2009, and down 88 from the 1,074 counted in April 2008. The international offshore rig count for April 2009 was 273, down 8 from the 281 counted in March 2009 and down 24 from the 297 counted in April 2008.

The US rig count for April 2009 was 995, down 110 from the 1,105 counted in March 2009 and down 834 from the 1,829 counted in April 2008. The Canadian rig count for April 2009 was 74, down 122 from the 196 counted in March 2009 and down 32 from the 106 counted in April 2008.

The worldwide rig count for April 2009 was 2,055, down 258 from the 2,313 counted in March 2009 and down 1,004 from the 3,009 counted in April 2008.
 

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