Baker Hughes (BHI) said the international rig count rose modestly from a year ago but fell sequentially.
November's international rig count was 939, against 965 in October and 935 a year ago. The international offshore fell by 14 sequentially and 7 from a year ago to 260.
The U.S. rig count was 1,706, down 28 from October 2006 and up 220 from a year ago. The Canadian rig count for November 2006 was 432, up 1 from October and down 168 from last year.