Drilling rig activity sees more growth in Oklahoma

The latest round of permits to drill issued by the Oklahoma Corporation Commission shows no letup in drilling activity in the state’s STACK and SCOOP plays.

As published by OK Energy Today, the reports included 32 more permits to drill in the state. The largest number was the seven permits issued for drilling in Kingfisher county, one of the three counties that make up the primary drilling region known as the STACK. Five of the permits were issued to The Oklahoma Energy Acquisitions company while one went to Chisholm Oil and Gas and another to Stone Creek Operating.

The permits show growing activity just to the northwest of the heart of the STACK in Ellis County. Jones Energy LLC obtained four of the permits while a fifth went to Fourpoint Energy LLC.

Continental Resources continued its interest in the SCOOP and obtained two of the three permits issued for Grady County. Continental also obtained two permits to drill in Custer county.

Four permits were issued to the southern region of the SCOOP in Stephens County.