The worldwide offshore rig count for August 2019 was 273 for August 2019, down 10 from 283 in July 2019, and up 41 rigs from 232 in August 2018.

Baker Hughes divides the rig counts into international and North America, which together make the worldwide rig count.

Overall, the global rig count for August 2019 was 1,138, down 24 from the 1,162 counted in July 2019, and up 130 from the 1,008 counted in August 2018.

The international offshore rig count for August 2019 was 244, down 11 from the 255 counted in July 2019, and up 32 from the 212 counted in August 2018.

According to the report Asia Pacific region had the highest number of offshore rigs during August 2019, totaling 92 units. This is down two rigs from 94 in July 2019 and up 4 rigs from August 2018.

  • Middle East region, there were 53 rigs during August 2019, down 4 from July 2019 and up 2 from August 2018;
  • Europe was third in the offshore rig count for August 2019 with 51 active units;
  • Latin America with 30;
  • Africa with 18 active units;
  • North America had 29 units, up one rig from July 2019 and up 9 rigs from August 2018.

Moreover, the US rig count, averagely, for August 2019 was at 926, down 29 from the 955 counted in July 2019, and down 124 from the 1,050 counted in August 2018.

The Canadian rig count, on average, for August was 142, up 21 from the 121 counted in July 2019, and down 78 from the 220 counted in August 2018.

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