Oil rig count grew nationally but slipped in Oklahoma

The number of active oil and gas rigs in Oklahoma slipped by one inn the past week to reach 142, according to the latest count from Baker Hughes Co.

Nationally, the count increased by 11 to reach 1,063. The number of oil rigs grew by 8 to reach 869 across the U.S. while the total number of gas rigs grew by 4, reaching 193.

The national count is up 135 from a year ago when the count was 928. In Canada, the rig count was up 13 to 195.

Oklahoma’s count of 142 compares to 532 in
Texas, the same number as a week ago. The count in Kansas, according to the Red Top Rig Report, dropped by 7 to reach 41 while Colorado added one to hit 33 working rigs.

Louisiana’s count is up two to reach 64 and New Mexico added 3 to make a total of 102 working rigs. Wyoming saw its rig count grew by one to reach 30.

Of the oil and gas plays, the Permian added 4 to reach 489 while the Eagle Ford in South Texas dropped one to 77. The Granite Wash in western Oklahoma and the Texas Panhandle remained at 13. The Mississippian stayed at 7 while the Williston in North Dakota was steady at 52. The D-J Niobrara in northern Colorado added one rig to hit 28. The Woodfords in Oklahoma grew by one to reach eleven working rigs.

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