REFILE-Schlumberger profit jumps as drilling demand outside N.America rises

Fri Jan 17, 2014 6:14am EST

Jan 17 (Reuters) - Schlumberger Ltd, the world's largest oilfield services company, reported a 22 percent jump in quarterly profit, helped by robust drilling activity outside North America.

Net income rose to $1.66 billion, or $1.26 per share, in the fourth quarter ended Dec.31, from $1.36 billion, or $1.02 per share, a year earlier.

Revenue rose about 7 percent to $11.91 billion.

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