Baker Hughes Announces July 2014 Rig Counts

                 Baker Hughes Announces July 2014 Rig Counts  PR Newswire  HOUSTON, Aug. 7, 2014  HOUSTON, Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Baker Hughes Incorporated (NYSE:BHI) announced today that the international rig count for July 2014 was 1,382, up 38 from the 1,344 counted in June 2014, and up 77 from the 1,305 counted in July 2013. The international offshore rig count for July 2014 was 336, up 16 from the 320 counted in June 2014, and up 16 from the 320 counted in July 2013.  The average U.S. rig count for July 2014 was 1,876, up 15 from the 1,861 counted in June 2014, and up 110 from the 1,766 counted in July 2013. The average Canadian rig count for July 2014 was 350, up 110 from the 240 counted in June 2014, and up 59 from the 291 counted in July 2013.  The worldwide rig count for July 2014 was 3,608, up 163 from the 3,445 counted in June 2014, and up 246 from the 3,362 counted in July 2013.   July 2014 Rotary Rig Counts                July 2014             Month     June 2014             July 2013               Land  Offshore Total  Variance  Land  Offshore Total  Land  Offshore Total    Latin      339   68       407    9         328   70       398    331   87       418    America    Europe     98    55       153    6         99    48       147    90    49       139    Africa     91    46       137    14        87    36       123    90    38       128    Middle     378   54       432    7         374   51       425    332   47       379    East    Asia       140   113      253    2         136   115      251    142   99       241    Pacific International 1,046 336      1,382  38        1,024 320      1,344  985   320      1,305    United     1,819 57       1,876  15        1,803 58       1,861  1,708 58       1,766    States    Canada     348   2        350    110       238   2        240    288   3        291 North America 2,167 59       2,226  125       2,041 60       2,101  1,996 61       2,057 Worldwide     3,213 395      3,608  163       3,065 380      3,445  2,981 381      3,362  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 59,000-plus employees today work in more than 80 countries helping customers find, evaluate, drill, produce, transport and process hydrocarbon resources. For more information about Baker Hughes, visit: www.bakerhughes.com.  CONTACTS: Media Relations:  Melanie Kania, + 1.713.439.8303,                        melanie.kania@bakerhughes.com Investor Relations:  Trey Clark, +1.713.439.8039, trey.clark@bakerhughes.com                        Alondra Oteyza, +1.713.439.8822,                        alondra.oteyza@bakerhughes.com  SOURCE Baker Hughes Incorporated  Website: http://www.bakerhughes.com  
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