The number of U.S. offshore rigs rose to 17 active units during this past week, according to the weekly rig count report issued on Friday by Baker Hughes.

Total U.S. Rig Count is down 4 rigs from last week to 1,044, with oil rigs down 2 to 859, gas rigs down 3 to 183, and miscellaneous rigs up 1 to 2.

The U.S. Offshore Rig Count is up 1 rig to 17 and unchanged at 17 rigs year-over-year.

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