Baker Hughes: U.S. Rig Count for October Up 35 to 1,044

Baker Hughes announced today that the international rig count for October 2009 was 983, down 3 from the 986 counted in September 2009, and down 113 from the 1,096 counted in October 2008. The international offshore rig count for October 2009 was 267, down 8 from the 275 counted in September 2009 and down 17 from the 284 counted in October 2008.

The US rig count for October 2009 was 1,044, up 35 from the 1,009 counted in September 2009 and down 932 from the 1,976 counted in October 2008. The Canadian rig count for October 2009 was 244, up 36 from the 208 counted in September 2009 and down 202 from the 446 counted in October 2008.

The worldwide rig count for October 2009 was 2,271, up 68 from the 2,203 counted in September 2009 and down 1,247 from the 3,518 counted in October 2008.

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