The nation’s oil and gas rig count continued to grow last week as 15 more rigs were added reaching a total of 824 while Oklahoma’s count remained at 118, according to the Baker Hughes Company of Houston.
The new national count saw 10 more rigs added to the oil rig count which is up to 662. There were 5 more gas rigs added to make the gas rig total at 160. Compared to a year ago, the national count of oil and gas rigs is up 374 from 450. In the past year, another 300 oil rigs were added while there were 72 more gas rigs.
Canada’s count in the past week fell by 30 to reach 155.
Of the oil plays, the Granite Wash in Oklahoma added one to reach 14 compared to only 4 one year ago. The Mississippian play slipped by one to six. The Permian Basin added four to reach 319 in Texas and New Mexico. The Eagle Ford in south Texas grew by on e to reach 73. The Woodfords in Oklahoma remained at eleven.
Texas remained the most active oil and gas state with 7 more rigs, making the total 411. Oklahoma was second with its count of 118. Louisiana added six to reach 59. New Mexico’s count grew by two to reach 50.The count in North Dakota slipped by one to reach 42. Colorado’s count fell by two to hit 28 and the count in Kansas tumbled by 7 to land at a total of 31.