Few changes in rig counts across Oklahoma and the U.S.

Rig counts held steady in Oklahoma and across the U.S. over the past week.  Figures from Baker Hughes Co. showed Oklahoma continued with 50 active rigs, a far cry from the 119 active rigs reported a year ago.

Across the U.S. the count remained at 790, still 261 below the 1,051 rigs reported last year at this time. In the past week, the oil rig count increased by two to 678 while the number of gas rigs dropped one to 110.

While Oklahoma continued with 50 rigs, Texas saw an increase of three to 397. New Mexico added a rig to reach 113 while North Dakota continued with 52 rigs.

Louisiana stayed at 52. Colorado continued with 22. Wyoming’s count slipped by one to 22. The Red Top Rig Report showed the count in Kansas fell by one to 20.

The Granite Wash in Oklahoma and the Texas Panhandle added a working rig to reach two. The Ardmore Woodford remained at five and the Arkoma Woodford stayed at one active rig. The Mississippian stayed at two active rigs.

The D-J Basin in Colorado remained at 20 while the Eagle Ford in South Texas stayed at 70. The Permian Basin saw an addition of three rigs to reach 408. The Williston stayed at 53 and the Barnett remained at one rig.

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