The latest weekly oil and gas rig count revealed an increase for the nation while the rig count is flat in Oklahoma, according to Houston-based Baker Hughes Company.
The nation’s rig count gained three to reach 943, up from a year ago when it had 446 working rigs. Oklahoma’s count remains at 130 compared to the 66 active rigs from a year ago.
Canada’s rig count slid by 16 in the past week, reaching 201. Canada had 64 working rigs a year ago.
While Oklahoma’s rig count is flat, New Mexico continued to show the greatest growth, adding three new rigs for a total of 65 from last year’s count of 30. Texas dropped by one to reach 455 rigs compared to the241 rigs reported a year ago. According to data from the Red Top Rig Report, Kansas lost two rigs for a total of 33. The Sunflower State had 34 working rigs last year.
Of the various oil plays, the Permian basin added three rigs, reaching 380. Three areas added a rig each: the Arkoma Woodford added one new rig for 9; the Granite Wash gained one for a total of 16 rigs; and the Marcellus increased by one for a new count of 44 rigs. Cana Woodford experienced the greatest loss, dropping by four, with 65 rigs remaining in the play. The Haynesville play lost two for a new total of 44 active rigs. Finally, the Eagle Ford in south Texas fell by one and now sits at 73 active rigs.