Oklahoma had the second-best rig growth last week with the addition of three new rigs while the U.S. rig count increased by eight, according to the Baker Hughes rig count and Red Top Rig Report released on Friday.
Canada gained six rigs for a total of 99. Canada is up 58 rigs when compared with data from a year ago.
The U.S. rig count increased by 8 to reach 916 active rigs. Overall, the U.S. is up 508 rigs from last year’s figures.
Oklahoma added three rigs last week, bringing the cumulative number of active rigs to 126. Overall, Oklahoma’s rig count has doubled, up by 69 rigs from last year’s count of 57.
Texas led the way with an increase of five rigs last week for a total of 463. Texas is up 287 rigs from last year’s figures. In Kansas, the count over the past week was up by one, settling at 36 working rigs. Kansas has also doubled active rigs over last year’s count of 18 from a year ago.
Colorado also added a new rig to reach 35. North Dakota was up by one, marking a total of 46 active rigs. Louisiana fell by one rig for a new total of 63. New Mexico slipped by two rigs, down to 46 active rigs.
The Permian basin continues to be the area of greatest growth, adding 2 rigs for a current total of 364. The DJ-Niobrara area in Colorado and Wyoming added a rig, marking 28 active rigs. The Williston and Utica plays saw an increase of one rig each.