Drilling activity is on the increase in the U.S. as rig counts in Oklahoma went up by 2 to hit 135 and the national count grew by 11 to 1,032.
Reports from Baker Hughes Co. and the Independent Oil and Gas Association in Kansas showed increases in oil and gas drilling.
The national count included 9 more oil rigs bringing the national count to 834. The count of gas rigs over the past week grew by one to reach 196.
The U.S. rig count is up 155 from a year ago including 131 more oil rigs and 23 more gas rigs. In Canada, this week’s count grew by one to reach 86. That’s just four more than one year ago.
Of the major oil and gas producing states, the count in Texas grew by two to reach 515. Again, Oklahoma’s count grew by 2 to reach 135.
New Mexico added 6 to reach 93. Kansas added 3 to hit 43 while Louisiana added one to hit 61 working rigs. North Dakota’s count grew by one to 56.
Of the oil and gas plays, Oklahoma’s Woodfords remained at eleven. The Granite Wash also stayed at eleven while the Mississippian continued with 4 working rigs. The D.J. Niobrara in Colorado grew by one to reach 22. The Permian in Texas and New Mexico grew by 6 to reach 458. The Williston was up one to reach 57 while the Eagle Ford in south Texas grew by one to hit 76.