Rig numbers grow in Oklahoma and the US

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The number of oil and gas rigs is on the increase in Oklahoma. Even if it was only by one rig in the past week, the latest Baker Hughes report showed Oklahoma’s oil and gas activity increased to 44.

Nationally, there was a 6 rig increase in the past week as the US count reached 550. The national count includes 6 more oil rigs to reach 450 oil rigs while the number of gas rigs was unchanged at 100.

The nation’s rig count is 250 higher than a years ago when there were only 300 rigs active in the field. The increase includes 224 more oil rigs and 29 more gas rigs.

Oklahoma’s count of 44 compares to the 254 rigs active in Texas where the number increased by four in the past week. The Red Top Rig Report published by the Independent Oil and Gas Service in Wichita indicated the rig count in Kansas increased by one to 41.

Colorado was unchanged at 12 rigs while Louisiana’s count increased by one to 48. New Mexico numbers dropped by one to 86. North Dakota stayed at 23 and Ohio was unchanged at 10. The number in Pennsylvania increased by one to 18. West Virginia continued with 11 rigs and the number in Wyoming was unchanged at 15 rigs.

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Oklahoma’s Ardmore Woodford stayed at 2 rigs while the Arkoma Woodford increased by one to 3 rigs. The Cana Woodford remained at 22 rigs while the DJ Basin stayed at 12. The Eagle Ford of South Texas was unchanged at 40 rigs. The Granite Wash in Oklahoma stayed at 3 rigs while the Haynesville continued with 46 rigs.

The Marcellus count increased by one to 28. The Mississippian in Oklahoma and South Kansas dropped to zero rigs following the loss of one rig.

The Permian Basin count grew by 3 to 271 while the Utica stayed at 10 rigs and the Williston was unchanged at 24 rigs.

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