Rig counts drop nationally but hold steady in Oklahoma

While Oklahoma’s rig count remained at 137 in the past week, the national count slipped by 4 to 1,044 according to various rig-reporting companies.

Oklahoma’s count compares to 132 reported a year ago. Nationally, the count included a drop of 2 oil rigs to 859 while the number of gas rigs slipped 3 to reach 183.  A year ago, the U.S. rig count was 954, so the national numbers grew by 90 since then.

In Canada, the count remained steady at 223.

Texas remained at 524, up 58 from one year ago. In Kansas, the count totaled 43, a drop of 4 over the past week but up 13 from last year at this time.

New Mexico’s count of 102 was 2 less than last week while Colorado’s count slipped by 2 to 30. Last week’s count in Colorado was 7 fewer than last year.

North Dakota’s count dropped one to 56 while Louisiana was one of the few states to see an addition, increasing by one to hit 53. Wyoming also added rigs, growing by 2 to reach 30.

Oklahoma’s Granite Wash added 2 rigs to reach 16 drilling in the past week while the Mississippian’s count grew by one to reach 6.

The Permian in Texas and New Mexico remained at 480. The Woodfords in Oklahoma remained at 9. The D-J Niobrara in northern Colorado stayed at 25 while the Eagle Ford in south Texas remained at 80. The Williston in North Dakota dropped one to hit 56.