Rig Count Drops in Oklahoma but Grows Nationally

While Oklahoma’s oil and gas rig count slipped by 4 in the past week, the national count went up by 3 to reach 984.

Results from Baker Hughes Co. and the Independent Oil and Gas Service showed the Oklahoma count is down to 120 compared to a week ago. The national count included a drop of 4 oil rigs to 796 but an additional 7 gas rigs to 188.

Compared to a year ago, the U.S. count is 216 higher fro 768 reported last year. that includes 179 more oil rigs and 37 additional gas rigs.

Canada’s rig count plummeted by 29 to 273.

The rig count in Texas grew by 7 to reach 490 while Kansas added 7 as well to hit 36. North Dakota’s count grew by 3 to reach 50. The count in  New Mexico slipped by one to 87. Louisiana fell by one to hit 58. Colorado added one to reach 31.

The Woodford plays in Oklahoma grew by one to  reach 9. The Granite Wash stayed at 12 and the Mississippian remained at 4. The Permian Basin in Texas and New Mexico added 2 to hit 436. The Eagle Ford in South Texas stayed at 70 and Colorado’s DJ-Niobrara dropped one to 24.