Rig Counts Jump in Oklahoma and Across the U.S.

Oil and gas rig counts soared in the past week in Oklahoma and the U.S.

Oklahoma’s count grew by 5 to reach 126 active rigs. The national count, according to Baker Hughes Co. grew by 10 to hit 1,003 rigs. The growth included 11 more oil rigs to make a total of 808 while the number of gas-drilling rigs remained at 194.

In the past year, the nation’s rig count grew by 164 from 839 reported a year ago.

Canada’s count of active rigs in the past week fell by 23 to settle at 111.

Oklahoma’s jump of 5 rigs was the largest increase of the active oil and gas states. In Texas, the count grew by 2 to reach 498. New Mexico added 3 to reach 90 while North Dakota added one to hit 54 working rigs. Colorado slipped by one to reach 30. Baker Hughes reported only 2 working rigs in Kansas, but the Redtop Rig Report maintained by the Independent Oil and Gas Service in Wichita had the count remaining at 39.

The count in Louisiana fell  by 2 to 56.

Of the oil and gas plays, Oklahoma’s Granite Wash stayed at 12 and the Mississippian fell by one to two. The Eagle Ford in South Texas added one to reach 73 while the Permian Basin in Texas and New Mexico added one to reach 444.

Oklahoma’s Woodfords remained at 8 while the D-J Niobrara in Colorado stayed at 24.

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