International drilling rig count

August 2015

Offshore drilling rigs

Total number of offshore drilling rigs dropped from 377 to 304 (20%) in the last 12 months to August 2015. Over the whole period from 2000, the GOM share dropped to 20%. Asia Pacific’s share increased, mainly offshore India and China.

Africa

Latin America:

Middle East:

Asia Pacific:

Source of graphs: http://www.eia.gov/todayinenergy/detail.cfm?id=23032#tabs-4

January 2015

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Note the months in which the number of drilling rigs started to increase substantially. In 2005 we had the beginning of the global crude oil peak, in 2010/2011 the US shale oil boom took off.

Data are from Bake Hughes http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=79687&p=irol-rigcountsintl