Baker Hughes Rig Count: Oklahoma Adds Three, U.S. Tacks On 12 New Rigs


Oklahoma had the second-best rig growth last week with the addition of three new rigs while the U.S. rig count increased by 12, according to the Baker Hughes rig count released on Friday.

Canada lost 20 rigs for a total of 315. Canada is up 217 rigs when compared with data from a year ago.

The U.S. rig count increased by 12 to reach 768 active rigs. Overall, the U.S. is up 288 rigs from last year’s figures.

Oklahoma added three rigs last week, bringing the cumulative number of active rigs to 101. Overall, Oklahoma’s rig count is up 34 rigs from last year’s count of 67.

Louisiana led the way with an increase of five rigs last week for a total of 56. Colorado also added three new rigs for a total of 28. Texas was flat with no increase in rigs, marking a total of 392 active rigs. North Dakota also had no increase for a rig total of 37.

The DJ-Niobrara area in Colorado and Wyoming increased rig counts by four last week.

The Permian basin saw an increase of one rig for a current total of 309, but is up by 157 compared to last year’s rig count.

The Haynesville and Utica plays saw an increase of two rigs each.