The number of active oil and gas rigs in Oklahoma rose by one in the past week to reach 31 according to the latest weekly figures from Baker Hughes Co.
Nationally, the trend showed increased activity as the U.S. rig count increased by 5 to reach 508 rigs. The increase included 5 oil rigs to reach a total of 410 while the number of gas-drilling rigs remained at 97.
The US rig count is up 254 from a year ago when the count was 254. In the past year, the national count included 230 more oil rigs and 25 gas rigs.
Oklahoma’s count of 31 rigs compares to 11 in the state last year at this time. Texas saw its count grow by one to reach 232 compared to the 107 a year ago.
The Red Top Rig Report published by the Independent Oil and Gas Service in Wichita, Kansas indicated the Kansas rig count grew by one to 34.
Colorado remained at 11 rigs and the count in Louisiana was unchanged this week at 49 rigs. New Mexico added one to reach 81 rigs. North Dakota was unchanged at 22 and Ohio stayed at 12 rigs.
Pennsylvania continued with 19 rigs while West Virginia was unchanged at 9 and Wyoming grew by 2 to reach 18 active rigs.
Oklahoma’s Ardmore Woodford gained one to reach 4 rigs while the Arkoma Woodford was unchanged at one. The state’s Granite Wash gained one rig to reach 5.
The Permian Basin, which covers West Texas and Southeast New Mexico saw a gain of 2 rigs to reach 249.
The D-J Basin was unchanged at 12 rigs while the Eagle Ford of South Texas stayed at 35.
The Haynesville continued with 45 rigs while the Marcellus stayed at 28 and the Utica was unchanged at 12 rigs.
The Utica stayed at 12 rigs and the Williston was unchanged at 23 rigs.