Rig counts climb in Oklahoma and the U.S.


While the nation’s oil and gas rig count increased by one to reach 1,054 in the past week,  the count in Oklahoma grew by four and hit 141 active drilling rigs.

Reports from Baker Hughes Co. and the Independent Oil and Gas Service showed a drop of 3 to reach 863 oil rigs while the number of gas rigs increased by 3 to hit 189.

The U.S. rig count is 114 more than last year at this time. In Canada, the rig count plummeted by 19 to reach 178.

Oklahoma’s count of 141 rigs compares to 529 in Texas where this week’s count slipped by two. The count in Kansas remained at 47 while Colorado’s grew by one to hit 33. Louisiana’s count grew by one to hit 62. The count in New Mexico dropped by two to 97. North Dakota’s count remained at 53. Wyoming has 29 active rigs, a drop of one rig.

Of the oil plays, Oklahoma’s Granite Wash dropped one to reach 13. The Mississippian remained at four while the Woodfords grew by one to hit 10. The D-J  Niobrara grew by one to hit 28. .The Eagle Ford remained at 79. The Permian dropped by two to 486. And the Williston in North Dakota stayed at 53.