Rig counts slip in Oklahoma and across the U.S.

Both Oklahoma and the nation reported a drop in the number of oil and gas rigs actively drilling in the past week.

Oklahoma’s count dropped by 3 to 138 while the nation’s count slipped by 8 to reach 1,046. The national count included 5 fewer oil rigs to reach 858 and 2 fewer gas rigs, settling at 187.

The national count is still 96 higher than the 950 active rigs reported one year ago. In Canada, the country added 14 rigs to hit 211.

The count in Texas fell by 5 to 523 and in  Kansas, the count remained at 49. Colorado’s number stayed at 32 while in Louisiana, the number of oil and gas rigs fell by 2 to 56. North Dakota dropped one to 56. New Mexico added 4 to reach 103.

Of the oil plays, the woodfords in Oklahoma slipped one to reach 9 while the Granite Wash dropped 3 to reach 12. The Mississippian remained at 5. The Permian basin remained at 476 while the Eagle Ford stayed at 81. Colorado’s D-J Niobrara remained at 25.