Baker Hughes Announces May 2013 Rig Counts

                  Baker Hughes Announces May 2013 Rig Counts

PR Newswire

HOUSTON, June 7, 2013

HOUSTON, June 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Baker Hughes Incorporated (NYSE:BHI)
announced today that the international rig count for May 2013 was 1,283, down
18 from the 1,301 counted in April 2013, and up 58 from the 1,225 counted in
May 2012. The international offshore rig count for May 2013 was 327, down 4
from the 331 counted in April 2013, and up 8 from the 319 counted in May
2012.

The average U.S. rig count for May 2013 was 1,767, up 12 from the 1,755
counted in April 2013, and down 210 from the 1,977 counted in May 2012. The
average Canadian rig count for May 2013 was 128, down 25 from the 153 counted
in April 2013, and down 5 from the 133 counted in May 2012.

The worldwide rig count for May 2013 was 3,178, down 31 from the 3,209 counted
in April 2013, and down 157 from the 3,335 counted in May 2012. 

May 2013 Rotary Rig Counts

                   May 2013         Month     April 2013       May 2012
                   Land  OS  Total  Variance  Land  OS  Total  Land  OS  Total
    Latin America  330   94  424    -5        340   89  429    370   87  457
    Europe         78    46  124    -12       85    51  136    67    51  118
    Africa         87    37  124    -1        88    37  125    48    35  83
    Middle East*   318   44  362    8         309   45  354    268   50  318
    Asia Pacific   143   106 249    -8        148   109 257    153   96  249
International      956   327 1,283  -18       970   331 1,301  906   319 1,225
    United States  1,715 52  1,767  12        1,706 49  1,755  1,931 46  1,977
    Canada         126   2   128    -25       150   3   153    131   2   133
North America      1,841 54  1,895  -13       1,856 52  1,908  2,062 48  2,110
Worldwide          2,797 381 3,178  -31       2,826 383 3,209  2,968 367 3,335
*   The Middle East rig count excludes rigs in Syria for May and April 2013
    and Iraq for May 2012.

About the Baker Hughes Rig Counts
The Baker Hughes Rotary Rig Counts are counts of the number of drilling rigs
actively exploring for or developing oil or natural gas in the United States,
Canada and international markets. Baker Hughes has issued the rotary rig
counts as a service to the petroleum industry since 1944, when Hughes Tool
Company began weekly counts of US and Canadian drilling activity. Baker
Hughes initiated the monthly international rig count in 1975.

North American rig count data is scheduled to be released at noon central time
on the last working day of each week. The international rig count is
scheduled to be released on the 5th working day of the month. Additional
detailed information on the Baker Hughes rig counts is available from our
website.

Baker Hughes is a leading supplier of oilfield services, products, technology
and systems to the worldwide oil and natural gas industry. The company's
58,000-plus employees today work in more than 80 countries helping customers
find, evaluate, drill, produce, transport and process hydrocarbon resources.
For more information on Baker Hughes' century-long history, visit
www.bakerhughes.com.

CONTACTS:
Media Relations:    Christine Mathers, + 1.713.439.8738,
                    christine.mathers@bakerhughes.com
Investor Relations: Trey Clark, +1.713.439.8039, trey.clark@bakerhughes.com
                    Eric Holcomb, +1.713.439.8822,
                    eric.s.holcomb@bakerhughes.com

SOURCE Baker Hughes Incorporated

Website: http://www.bakerhughes.com
 
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