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OPEC Oil & Gas Rig Count

OPEC Rig Count
Monthly
Annual


Mar-2017 Feb-2017 Mar-2016 Change Percent Change Percent
OPEC Oil 320 319 321 1 0.3% -1 -0.3%

Gas 82 82 96 0 0.0% -14 -14.6%

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

Total 402 401 418 1 0.2% -16 -3.8%
Abu Dhabi Oil 44 43 40 1 2.3% 4 10.0%

Gas 4 4 8 0 0.0% -4 -50.0%

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

Total 48 47 48 1 2.1% 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 43 40 48 3 7.5% -5 -10.4%

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

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

Total 43 40 48 3 7.5% -5 -10.4%
Kuwait Oil 42 47 33 -5 -10.6% 9 27.3%

Gas 12 12 8 0 0.0% 4 50.0%

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

Total 54 59 41 -5 -8.5% 13 31.7%
Qatar Oil 10 10 4 0 0.0% 6 150.0%

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

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

Total 11 11 6 0 0.0% 5 83.3%
Saudi Arabia Oil 69 69 67 0 0.0% 2 3.0%

Gas 50 51 60 -1 -2.0% -10 -16.7%

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

Total 119 120 127 -1 -0.8% -8 -6.3%
Middle East Oil 210 211 194 -1 -0.5% 16 8.2%

Gas 67 68 78 -1 -1.5% -11 -14.1%

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

Total 277 279 272 -2 -0.7% 5 1.8%
Algeria Oil 37 37 36 0 0.0% 1 2.8%

Gas 14 13 17 1 7.7% -3 -17.6%

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

Total 51 50 54 1 2.0% -3 -5.6%
Angola Oil 2 3 8 -1 -33.3% -6 -75.0%

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

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

Total 2 3 8 -1 -33.3% -6 -75.0%
Gabon Oil 0 0 1 0 N.A. -1 -100.0%

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

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

Total 0 0 1 0 N.A. -1 -100.0%
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 10 7 8 3 42.9% 2 25.0%

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

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

Total 10 7 8 3 42.9% 2 25.0%
Africa Oil 49 47 53 2 4.3% -4 -7.5%

Gas 15 14 18 1 7.1% -3 -16.7%

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

Total 64 61 72 3 4.9% -8 -11.1%
Ecuador Oil 7 7 3 0 0.0% 4 133.3%

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

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

Total 7 7 3 0 0.0% 4 133.3%
Venezuela Oil 54 54 71 0 0.0% -17 -23.9%

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

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

Total 54 54 71 0 0.0% -17 -23.9%
South America Oil 61 61 74 0 0.0% -13 -17.6%

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

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

Total 61 61 74 0 0.0% -13 -17.6%



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