Baker Hughes Announces June 2013 Rig Counts

                 Baker Hughes Announces June 2013 Rig Counts

PR Newswire

HOUSTON, July 9, 2013

HOUSTON, July 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Baker Hughes Incorporated (NYSE:BHI)
announced today that the international rig count for June 2013 was 1,333, up
50 from the 1,283 counted in May 2013, and up 48 from the 1,285 counted in
June 2012. The international offshore rig count for June 2013 was 337, up 10
from the 327 counted in May 2013, and up 32 from the 305 counted in June
2012.

The average U.S. rig count for June 2013 was 1,761, down 6 from the 1,767
counted in May 2013, and down 211 from the 1,972 counted in June 2012. The
average Canadian rig count for June 2013 was 183, up 55 from the 128 counted
in May 2013, and down 44 from the 227 counted in June 2012.

The worldwide rig count for June 2013 was 3,277, up 99 from the 3,178 counted
in May 2013, and down 207 from the 3,484 counted in June 2012.

June 2013 Rotary Rig Counts
              June 2013             Month     May 2013              June 2012
              Land  Offshore Total  Variance  Land  Offshore Total  Land  Offshore Total
    Latin     328   95       423    -1        330   94       424    71    44       115
    America
    Europe    87    51       138    14        78    46       124    349   51       400
    Africa    93    40       133    9         87    37       124    69    37       106
    Middle    346   43       389    27        318   44       362    352   83       435
    East*
    Asia      142   108      250    1         143   106      249    139   90       229
    Pacific
International 996   337      1,333  50        956   327      1,283  980   305      1,285
    United    1,706 55       1,761  -6        1,715 52       1,767  1,922 50       1,972
    States
    Canada    182   1        183    55        126   2        128    224   3        227
North America 1,888 56       1,944  49        1,841 54       1,895  2,146 53       2,199
Worldwide     2,884 393      3,277  99        2,797 381      3,178  3,126 358      3,484
    The Middle East rig count
*   excludes rigs in Syria for June
    and May 2013.

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