Most of the oil and gas producing states reported little growth in rig activity in the past week, with the exception of Texas. Oklahoma saw a drop of 3 to 136 working rigs compared to 127 a year ago.
Nationally, the count fell by two to 1,053, still 118 more than a year ago. The number of oil rigs slipped in the past week by one to 866 while the number of gas rigs remained steady at 186. The drop was seen in off shore rigs.
Canada’s count plunged by 29 to 197. While Oklahoma’s count slipped to 136, counts, the count in Colorado stayed at 32 and Louisiana remained at 61. New Mexico’s count was unchanged at 99 rigs while the count in North Dakota dropped by one to 53. Wyoming’s count remained at 30.
Kansas saw an increase of 3 rigs to 47 and Texas saw its count jump by six to reach 531.
The Woodfords in Oklahoma remained unchanged at 9 while the Grannite Wash increased by one to hit 14 working rigs. The Mississippian was unchanged at 4. The Permian basin added 5 to hit 488 rigs. The Williston in North Dakota slipped one to 53. The Eagle Ford added one to hit 79. The D.J. Niobrara remained at 27.