The oil rig count in the US increased by 3 this week, according to the latest data released by oilfield services company Baker Hughes on Friday.
The number of oil rigs, an indicator of short-term production in the country, rose to 591 for the week ending April 21.
The number of US oil rigs increased by 42 compared to one year ago.
At Friday's trading close, the price of international benchmark Brent crude stood at $81.46 per barrel, while American benchmark West Texas Intermediate (WTI) was at $77.71 a barrel.
By Gokce Topbas