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International Oil & Gas Rig Count
January 1995 - April 2018

International Rig Count
Monthly
Annual


Apr-2018 Mar-2018 Apr-2017 Change Percent Change Percent
Total Oil 756 753 710 3 0.4% 46 6.5%

Gas 190 186 203 4 2.2% -13 -6.4%

Misc 32 33 43 -1 -3.0% -11 -25.6%

Total 978 972 956 6 0.6% 22 2.3%
Europe Oil 56 55 52 1 1.8% 4 7.7%

Gas 16 16 18 0 0.0% -2 -11.1%

Mis 16 18 21 -2 -11.1% -5 -23.8%

Total 88 89 91 -1 -1.1% -3 -3.3%
Middle East Oil 300 301 295 -1 -0.3% 5 1.7%

Gas 98 96 94 2 2.1% 4 4.3%

Mis 0 0 0 0 N.A. 0 N.A.

Total 398 397 389 1 0.3% 9 2.3%
Africa Oil 71 67 60 4 6.0% 11 18.3%

Gas 16 15 18 1 6.7% -2 -11.1%

Mis 7 7 11 0 0.0% -4 -36.4%

Total 94 89 89 5 5.6% 5 5.6%
Latin America Oil 171 175 164 -4 -2.3% 7 4.3%

Gas 17 18 18 -1 -5.6% -1 -5.6%

Mis 1 0 0 1 N.A. 1 N.A.

Total 189 193 182 -4 -2.1% 7 3.8%
Asia Pacific Oil 158 155 139 3 1.9% 19 13.7%

Gas 43 41 55 2 4.9% -12 -21.8%

Mis 8 8 11 0 0.0% -3 -27.3%

Total 209 204 205 5 2.5% 4 2.0%

 

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