Oklahoma’s rig count increased in past week

While the national rig count dropped by one to reach 1,067, the number of rigs in Oklahoma increased by 3 to hit 144 in the past week.

Figures from Baker Hughes Co. reported the national rig count included a drop of the number of oil rigs by one to reach 874 while the number of gas rigs remained unchanged at 193.  The national numbers are still 169 higher than the 898 working rigs reported one year ago.

Oklahoma’s count of 144 compares to 117 reported one year ago.

Texas saw a drop of 4 to reach 533 working rigs. Kansas added one to hit 40 according to the Red Top Rig Report issued by the Independent Oil and Gas Association based in Wichita, Kansas.

The number of rigs in Colorado remained at 32 while Louisiana saw an increase of one to hit 62. New Mexico also added one working rig and its count grew to 102. North Dakota was unchanged at 54 and Wyoming remained at 30 compared to a week ago.

Of the oil plays, the Permian Basin saw a drop of two to 487 rigs. The Granite Wash in western Oklahoma and the Texas Panhandle grew by one to reach 15. The Mississippian remained at 7 while he Woodfords saw a slip of one to hit 10 working rigs.

The Eagle Ford was unchanged at 79 and the D-J Niobrara held steady at 27. The Williston in North Dakota saw no change with 56 working rigs.