Rig Counts Remain Steady in Oklahoma

New figures on the oil and gas drilling rig counts show Oklahoma maintained its count of 117 in the past week while the national count dropped by one to hit 946.

Reports from Baker Hughes and the Independent Oil and Gas Association indicated the rig activity in the past week. Baker Hughes reported an increase of 6 oil rigs to reach 765 nationally while the number of gas rigs fell by 7 to reach 181.

In the past year, the rig count gained 217  from the 729 reported a year ago. Over the year, explorers have added 182 oil rigs and 36 gas rigs.

The weekly report also indicated Canada added 4 rigs to reach 342.

While Oklahoma remained at 117 in the past week, the count in Texas slipped by one to 465. Kansas added 5 to reach 33. Colorado’s count grew by 2 to reach 34 while the count in Louisiana slipped by one to 58. North Dakota saw an increase of one to reach 45 while the count in New Mexico remained at 85.

Of the oil plays, the Woodfords in Oklahoma dropped by one to hit 9. The Granite wash remained at 12 and the Mississippian stayed at three. The Permian in Texas and New Mexico remained at 427. The Eagle Ford in south Texas remained at 66.

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