Baker Hughes Rig Count Reveals Six New Rigs in US

The number of active oil and gas rigs in Oklahoma was unchanged in the past week, remaining at 44 while nationally, the number increased slightly, according to the latest report from Baker Hughes.

Nationwide, the number of oil rigs increased by 6 to 569 including 552 land rigs. The nation is still 320 rigs higher than a year ago when there were 249 total rigs including 246 land rigs.

As Oklahoma stayed at 44, Texas saw a gain of two rigs to 273. North Dakota gained four rigs to reach 27.

The count in Kansas remains unchanged from a week ago at 41, according to the Red Top Rig Report published by the Independent Oil & Gas Service. A month ago, 40 drilling rigs were reported active while this same time a year ago, Kansas reported 20 rotary rigs were active.

Other states were unchanged—New Mexico at 83, Louisiana at 49, Colorado at 12, Pennsylvania at 19 and Wyoming at 15 rigs.

The Williston grew by three to 27 while the Permian Basin rig count added two to reach 280 rigs. The Marcellus added one to reach 30. The Haynesville count dropped by one to 46. The rest of the nation’s oil and gas plays reflected flat activity. The Eagle Ford of South Texas was unchanged at 42 rigs while the Cana Woodford basin stayed at 24. The D-J Niobrara basin of Colorado remained at 11 rigs with the Granite Wash and Arkoma Woodford basin reaching 3 rigs each.


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