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OPEC Oil & Gas Rig Count

OPEC Rig Count
Monthly
Annual


Sep-2017 Aug-2017 Sep-2016 Change Percent Change Percent
OPEC Oil 307 309 304 -2 -0.6% 3 1.0%

Gas 90 95 90 -5 -5.3% 0 0.0%

Misc 2 0 0 2 N.A. 2 N.A.

Total 399 404 394 -5 -1.2% 5 1.3%
Abu Dhabi Oil 46 47 42 -1 -2.1% 4 9.5%

Gas 4 5 7 -1 -20.0% -3 -42.9%

Misc 0 0 0 0 N.A. 0 N.A.

Total 50 52 49 -2 -3.8% 1 2.0%
Dubai Oil 2 2 4 0 0.0% -2 -50.0%

Gas 0 0 0 0 N.A. 0 N.A.

Misc 0 0 0 0 N.A. 0 N.A.

Total 2 2 4 0 0.0% -2 -50.0%
Iran Oil 0 0 0 0 N.A. 0 N.A.

Gas 0 0 0 0 N.A. 0 N.A.

Misc 0 0 0 0 N.A. 0 N.A.

Total 0 0 0 0 N.A. 0 N.A.
Iraq Oil 55 53 40 2 3.8% 15 37.5%

Gas 0 0 0 0 N.A. 0 N.A.

Misc 0 0 0 0 N.A. 0 N.A.

Total 55 53 40 2 3.8% 15 37.5%
Kuwait Oil 41 37 39 4 10.8% 2 5.1%

Gas 12 15 9 -3 -20.0% 3 33.3%

Misc 0 0 0 0 N.A. 0 N.A.

Total 53 52 48 1 1.9% 5 10.4%
Qatar Oil 9 9 8 0 0.0% 1 12.5%

Gas 1 1 1 0 0.0% 0 0.0%

Misc 0 0 0 0 N.A. 0 N.A.

Total 10 10 9 0 0.0% 1 11.1%
Saudi Arabia Oil 61 60 71 1 1.7% -10 -14.1%

Gas 56 55 53 1 1.8% 3 5.7%

Misc 0 0 0 0 N.A. 0 N.A.

Total 117 115 124 2 1.7% -7 -5.6%
Middle East Oil 214 208 204 6 2.9% 10 4.9%

Gas 73 76 70 -3 -3.9% 3 4.3%

Misc 0 0 0 0 N.A. 0 N.A.

Total 287 284 274 3 1.1% 13 4.7%
Algeria Oil 33 37 35 -4 -10.8% -2 -5.7%

Gas 16 18 18 -2 -11.1% -2 -11.1%

Misc 1 0 0 1 N.A. 1 N.A.

Total 50 55 53 -5 -9.1% -3 -5.7%
Angola Oil 3 2 4 1 50.0% -1 -25.0%

Gas 0 0 0 0 N.A. 0 N.A.

Misc 0 0 0 0 N.A. 0 N.A.

Total 3 2 4 1 50.0% -1 -25.0%
Gabon Oil 1 1 0 0 0.0% 1 N.A.

Gas 0 0 0 0 N.A. 0 N.A.

Misc 0 0 0 0 N.A. 0 N.A.

Total 1 1 0 0 0.0% 1 N.A.
Libya Oil 0 0 0 0 N.A. 0 N.A.

Gas 1 1 1 0 0.0% 0 0.0%

Misc 0 0 0 0 N.A. 0 N.A.

Total 1 1 1 0 0.0% 0 0.0%
Nigeria Oil 8 8 5 0 0.0% 3 60.0%

Gas 0 0 0 0 N.A. 0 N.A.

Misc 0 0 0 0 N.A. 0 N.A.

Total 8 8 5 0 0.0% 3 60.0%
Africa Oil 45 48 44 -3 -6.3% 1 2.3%

Gas 17 19 19 -2 -10.5% -2 -10.5%

Misc 1 0 0 1 N.A. 1 N.A.

Total 63 67 63 -4 -6.0% 0 0.0%
Ecuador Oil 4 5 6 -1 -20.0% -2 -33.3%

Gas 0 0 0 0 N.A. 0 N.A.

Misc 1 0 0 1 N.A. 1 N.A.

Total 5 5 6 0 0.0% -1 -16.7%
Venezuela Oil 44 48 50 -4 -8.3% -6 -12.0%

Gas 0 0 1 0 N.A. -1 -100.0%

Misc 0 0 0 0 N.A. 0 N.A.

Total 44 48 51 -4 -8.3% -7 -13.7%
South America Oil 48 53 56 -5 -9.4% -8 -14.3%

Gas 0 0 1 0 N.A. -1 -100.0%

Misc 1 0 0 1 N.A. 1 N.A.

Total 49 53 57 -4 -7.5% -8 -14.0%



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