Nov. 04, 2019
Entity Information [Line Items]  
Document Type 8-K
Amendment Flag false
Document Period End Date Nov. 04, 2019
Entity File Number 1-38143
Entity Registrant Name BAKER HUGHES COMPANY
Entity Central Index Key 0001701605
Entity Tax Identification Number 81-4403168
Entity Incorporation, State or Country Code DE
Entity Address, Address Line One 17021 Aldine Westfield Road
Entity Address, City or Town Houston
Entity Address, State or Province TX
Entity Address, Postal Zip Code 77073
City Area Code (713)
Local Phone Number 439-8600
Written Communications false
Soliciting Material false
Pre-commencement Tender Offer false
Pre-commencement Issuer Tender Offer false
Title of 12(b) Security Class A Common Stock, par value $0.0001 per share
Trading Symbol BKR
Security Exchange Name NYSE
Entity Emerging Growth Company false
Baker Hughesa G E Company L L C [Member]  
Entity Information [Line Items]  
Entity File Number 1-09397
Entity Registrant Name BAKER HUGHES, A GE COMPANY, LLC
Entity Central Index Key 0000808362
Entity Tax Identification Number 76-0207995
Entity Incorporation, State or Country Code DE
Title of 12(b) Security 5.125% Senior Notes due 2040
No Trading Symbol Flag true
Security Exchange Name NYSE