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OPEC Oil & Gas Rig Count

OPEC Rig Count
Monthly
Annual


May-2017 Apr-2017 May-2016 Change Percent Change Percent
OPEC Oil 328 329 310 -1 -0.3% 18 5.8%

Gas 85 87 89 -2 -2.3% -4 -4.5%

Misc 1 1 1 0 0.0% 0 0.0%

Total 414 417 400 -3 -0.7% 14 3.5%
Abu Dhabi Oil 44 43 43 1 2.3% 1 2.3%

Gas 4 6 5 -2 -33.3% -1 -20.0%

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

Total 48 49 48 -1 -2.0% 0 0.0%
Dubai Oil 2 2 2 0 0.0% 0 0.0%

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

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

Total 2 2 2 0 0.0% 0 0.0%
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 51 46 43 5 10.9% 8 18.6%

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

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

Total 51 46 43 5 10.9% 8 18.6%
Kuwait Oil 43 42 34 1 2.4% 9 26.5%

Gas 12 11 9 1 9.1% 3 33.3%

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

Total 55 53 43 2 3.8% 12 27.9%
Qatar Oil 9 11 5 -2 -18.2% 4 80.0%

Gas 1 1 2 0 0.0% -1 -50.0%

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

Total 10 12 7 -2 -16.7% 3 42.9%
Saudi Arabia Oil 66 67 67 -1 -1.5% -1 -1.5%

Gas 53 52 56 1 1.9% -3 -5.4%

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

Total 119 119 123 0 0.0% -4 -3.3%
Middle East Oil 215 211 194 4 1.9% 21 10.8%

Gas 70 70 72 0 0.0% -2 -2.8%

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

Total 285 281 266 4 1.4% 19 7.1%
Algeria Oil 38 40 39 -2 -5.0% -1 -2.6%

Gas 14 16 15 -2 -12.5% -1 -6.7%

Misc 1 1 1 0 0.0% 0 0.0%

Total 53 57 55 -4 -7.0% -2 -3.6%
Angola Oil 3 4 9 -1 -25.0% -6 -66.7%

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

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

Total 3 4 9 -1 -25.0% -6 -66.7%
Gabon Oil 1 1 1 0 0.0% 0 0.0%

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

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

Total 1 1 1 0 0.0% 0 0.0%
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 10 6 -2 -20.0% 2 33.3%

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

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

Total 8 10 6 -2 -20.0% 2 33.3%
Africa Oil 50 55 55 -5 -9.1% -5 -9.1%

Gas 15 17 16 -2 -11.8% -1 -6.3%

Misc 1 1 1 0 0.0% 0 0.0%

Total 66 73 72 -7 -9.6% -6 -8.3%
Ecuador Oil 9 7 2 2 28.6% 7 350.0%

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

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

Total 9 7 2 2 28.6% 7 350.0%
Venezuela Oil 54 56 59 -2 -3.6% -5 -8.5%

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

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

Total 54 56 60 -2 -3.6% -6 -10.0%
South America Oil 63 63 61 0 0.0% 2 3.3%

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

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

Total 63 63 62 0 0.0% 1 1.6%



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