Nation’s rig count remained steady while the number dropped in Oklahoma

While the nation’s oil and gas rig count remained unchanged, the number of active rigs in Oklahoma slipped by 2 to reach 137.

Figures from Baker Hughes Co. show a national count of 1,048, same as a week ago. But the new figures show a drop of 2 oil rigs to 860 while the number of gas rigs grew by 2 to reach 186.

The U.S. count is 10r more than the 944 rigs reported a year ago. Canada’s count was down 24 to 204 active rigs.

Of the oil players, the Granite Wash in Oklahoma and the Texas Panhandle remained at 13 while the Mississippian was down one to three rigs. The Permian Basin in Texas and New Mexico dropped by two to reach 484. The Eagle Ford remained at 78 and the D-J Niobrara in Colorado grew by one to hit 25.

Colorado’s rig count stayed at 30 while Texas remained at 528. The count in New Mexico slipped by two to hit 100 while North Dakota added one rig to hit 53. Louisiana picked up three more rigs and hit 58. Kansas added 3 rigs to reach 47 according to the Red Top Rig Report published by the Independent Oil and Gas Service.