The latest rig activity report from Baker Hughes showed an increase of 13 rigs in the past over the prior week, bringing the nation’s total to 601 oil and gas rigs.
Oklahoma’s count was unchanged at 49, far more than the 17 rigs reported in the state one year ago.
Nationally, the oil rig numbers increased by 11 to 492 while the number of gas rigs rose 2 to 109. The U.S. county is 228 higher than the 373 reported one year ago. The increase in the past year included 205 oil rigs and 24 gas rigs.
Texas saw an increase of 7 rigs to reach 281. The Red Top Rig Report published by the Independent Oil and Gas Service in Wichita stated the Kansas rig count gained one to 43.
Louisiana gained 3 to reach a total count of 55 rigs. New Mexico stayed at 95 rigs while North Dakota was unchanged at 27.
Colorado stayed at 12 rigs. Wyoming continued with 16 while West Virginia gained one to 11. Pennsylvania added one to reach a count of 20 rigs while Ohio stayed at 11.
Of the oil plays, the Permian Basin count increased by one to 293 rigs. The Eagle Ford gained 6 to 50. The Ardmore Woodford continued with one rig while the Arkoma Woodford stayed at 2 and the Cana Woodford was unchanged at 26.
The DJ Basin stayed at 12 rigs while the Granite Wash was unchanged at 4 rigs. The Haynesville added 3 to reach 52 rigs. The Marcellus count added 2 to hit 31. The Utica stayed at 11 rigs and the Williston was unchanged at 27.