Oklahoma’s rig count remained steady while national numbers increased slightly in past week

Rig activity in Oklahoma remains constant in the past while the count of rigs nationally grew by 2 to reach 1,054.

Figures from Baker Hughes Co. and the Redtop Rig Report at the Independent Oil and Gas Service Inc. reflected the activity in the past week.

Oklahoma’s count was unchanged at 141 while the count in Texas grew by 2 to reach 528. Kansas dropped one to 49 while North Dakota remained at 57 and New Mexico was unchanged at 99. Louisiana added one rig to reach 58 and Colorado’s count grew by on to reach 32.

The national rig count included 863 oil rigs and two more gas rigs at 189 in the past week. The latest count also is 102 higher than the 952 rigs reported one year ago this past week. Canada’s count in the last week grew by 15 to 197.

Of the different oil plays, the Woodfords in Oklahoma remained at 10 while the D-J Niobrara in Colorado stayed at 25. The Eagle Ford in South Texas remained at 81 while the Granite Wash in Oklahoma and the Texas Panhandle dropped one to 15. The Mississippian stayed at 5 while the Permian Basin added one to reach 476.

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