Rig Count: National Count Jumps by 13, Oklahoma Gains 2 New Rigs

The number of U.S. oil and gas rigs jumped by 13 this week, while Oklahoma’s rig count climbed by two, Baker Hughes reported Friday.

The country’s rig count increased to 1,057, up from 949 one year ago. Rigs drilling for oil increased by ten to 869, while the number of rigs drilling for natural gas increased by three to 186. The number of working miscellaneous rigs remained at two.

In Oklahoma, this week’s working rig count increased by two to 139. A year ago, 132 rigs were drilling in the state. Texas remained the most active drilling state despite losing two, with 522 operating rigs. Texas had 459 active rigs a year ago.

The number of rigs working in the Permian basin remained the most active in the country, gaining five new rigs for a total of 485. The Granite Wash, Haynesville and Utica fields added one rig each. The Barnett, Eagle Ford, Marcellus and Arkoma Woodford plays lost a rig each this week.

Canada dropped 14 rigs this week, reaching a count of 209 rigs. Last year, Canada had 220 operating rigs a year ago.