Both Oklahoma and the U.S. reported a drop in active oil and gas drilling rigs in the past week. Oklahoma dropped by 2 to 138 while the national count fell by 7 to 1,052.
Of the surrounding states with oil and gas activity, only one, Kansas reported an increase in the number of rigs. Kansas rose by 7 to reach 48 active rigs.
Colorado’s count dropped by one to 32 while Louisiana lost four active rigs to reach 56. New Mexico remained at 93 while North Dakota dropped one to 56. The count in Texas dropped by one to 533.
Nationally, the count included a loss of one oil rig as it reached 862 while the number of gas rigs declined by 6 to 188. Still, compared to a year ago, the U.S. has 111 more rigs than the 941 reported then.
Of the oil and gas plays, the Woodfords in Oklahoma remained at 11 while the D-J Niobrara in northern Oklahoma remained at 26. The Eagle Ford in south Texas stayed at 82 while the Granite Wash in Oklahoma and the Texas Panhandle stayed at 16. The Mississippian dropped by one to 5 rigs while the Permian Basin joined others in a loss of two to 474.