The number of drilling rigs in the world fell for the first time in five months

Число буровых вышек в мире упало впервые за пять месяцев

Italian drilling rig Scarabeo-9

The share of North America now account for 55.5% of workers in the world’s rigs.

The number of active oil and gas rigs in the world in September fell for the first time in five months. This is evidenced by the us oilfield services company Baker Hughes, posted on Monday, October 8.

On average in the last month in the world worked 2258 Assembly against 2278 in August – of record from March 2015. While the September level was 177 higher than in the same month of 2017.

In the U.S. the number of installations in the past month, increased by three compared to the previous month and reached 1053. In Canada, the number declined by 19 to 201 rigs. Thus, the share of North America now account for 55.5% of working drilling rigs in the world vs 55,3% a year earlier.

The number of installations in Africa over the past month increased by five and reached 109 drilling (up to April 2015), in Europe – on one, to 86, and in Latin America remained at around 192. At the same time in the middle East, their number decreased by seven to 395, in the Asia-Pacific region – three, amounting to 222.

Earlier it was reported that world oil prices decline on the first working day of the week on the statements of representatives of Saudi Arabia’s readiness to compensate for the reduced supplies from Iran. Brent crude fell $0,66 (0,78%) – to $a 83.50 a barrel. While WTI crude fell $0,48 (0,65%) – to $73,86 per barrel.

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