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Total US rig count up 13 in week to Aug. 10 spearheaded by gain of 10 oil rigs

The combined oil and natural gas rig count in the United States was up an impressive 13 in the week to Aug. 10 to 1,057, according to Baker Hughes's latest North American Rotary Rig Count.

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The total count sits 108 rigs above the corresponding week a year earlier.

Oil-directed rigs were up ten on the week at a total of 869, which was up 101 from the same week in 2017. Natural gas-directed rigs were up three on the week at 186 and were up five rigs on the year.

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The North American rig count was down one on the week and is up 97 on the year to a total of 1,266, as Canadian rigs were down 14 on the week and were down 11 on the year to a total of 209.

During the week ended Aug. 10, U.S. land rigs were up ten at a total of 1,035, which was up 107 from the corresponding year-ago period. Inland water rigs were unchanged on the week and down one on the year at a total of two. Offshore rigs were up three on the week and up two on the year at a total of 20.

By trajectory, vertical rigs were up one on the week and down three on the year to a total of 69 and directional rigs were unchanged on the week at 64, which was down 12 on the year. Horizontal rigs jumped 12 on the week and up 123 on the year to a total of 924.

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