Rig count slips to 146 in Oklahoma but increased nationally by one

While Oklahoma’s rig count slipped by two to 146, the national rig count increased by one to  hit 1,082 according to oil and gas groups.

Oklahoma’s count of 146 working oil and gas rigs compares to 122 in the state a year ago, according to Baker Hughes Co. Nationally, the increased count included two more oil rigs reaching a total of 888 while the number of gas drilling rigs slipped by one to 194. The national count is 167 higher than the 915 reported one year ago.

Surrounding states didn’t increase much. The count in Texas grew by 3 to reach 535. Kansas saw an addition of one rig to hit 49  according to the Red Top Rig Report while Colorado remained at 34. New Mexico’s count slipped by one to 105 while Louisiana stayed at 65 and North Dakota remained at 55. The count in Wyoming was steady at 30.

Of the oil plays, the Permian count grew by one to hit 493, up from the 391 reported one year ago. The Granite Wash saw an increase of one to hit 16 rigs working in Oklahoma and the Texas Panhandle.

The Mississippian remained at 7, two more than  a year ago. The Woodfords were steady at 10, up only one from a year ago. The Eagle Ford in South Texas added 3 rigs to reach 79. The Williston in North Dakota stayed at 57.