The latest Baker Hughes Co. report indicated a slight increase in the number of oil and gas rigs active in the U.S. while Oklahoma’s numbers were unchanged from a week ago.
The national count increased by 3 to 503, including the number of oil rigs increasing by 8 to 405 while the number of gas drilling rigs declined by 5 to 97. In the past year, the number of rigs grew by 249 from the 254 reported a year ago. The overall increase in the past year included 22 more oil rigs and 28 more gas rigs.
Oklahoma’s current count of 30 was the same as a week ago, but nearly 3 times as many as the 11 rigs reported one year ago.
Texas saw its total numbers slip by one to 231. The Red Top Rig Report published by the Independent Oil and Gas Service in Wichita indicated the Kansas count was unchanged at 32 rigs.
Colorado stayed at 11 and New Mexico’s count increased by one to 80 rigs. North Dakota’s count increased by one to 22 rigs. Ohio increased by one to 12.
Pennsylvania stayed at 19 rigs while West Virginia’s total rigs slipped by one to 9. Wyoming was unchanged at 16 rigs.
The Permian Basin, the most active of the nation’s shale plays saw an increase by two to 247 rigs. The Williston stayed at 23 and the Utica grew by one to 12 rigs.
The Ardmore Woodford in Oklahoma stayed at 3 while the Arkoma Woodford continued with one rig. The D-J Basin was unchanged at 12 rigs. The Eagle Ford of South Texas saw its count slip by one to 35 rigs.
Oklahoma’s Granite Wash stayed at four rigs. The Haynesville in East Texas and Northwest Louisiana reported at drop by one to 45 active rigs. The count in the Marcellus fell by one to 28. The Utica rig numbers increased by one to 12. The Williston in North Dakota and Montana was unchanged at 23.