The number of oil rigs in the U.S. decreased by 4 this week, from the previous week, according to data released by oilfield services company Baker Hughes on Friday.
The oil rig count in the U.S. shrank to 784 for the week ending July 12, from 788 the week before, the data showed.
Following the data, international benchmark Brent crude closed Friday at $67.06 per barrel, marking a 0.16% increase over Thursday's closing price of $66.95.
American benchmark West Texas Intermediate (WTI) was down 0.16% on Friday, ending the day at $60.29 a barrel, after closing the previous day at $60.39 per barrel.
By Firdevs Yuksel