Rig counts grow in Oklahoma and across the nation

The number of oil and gas drilling rigs in Oklahoma rose by 4 in the past week as the state’s count reached 148.  Nationally, the count jumped by 14 to hit 1,081.

Oklahoma’s count compares to 123 rigs reported a year earlier. The nationwide increased included 12 more oil rigs, reaching a total count of 886 while the number of gas rigs grew by 2 to hit 195.

The U.S. count compares to 196 in Canada where the number slipped by two according to Baker Hughes Co.

Oklahoma’s count compares to 532 in Texas where the number dropped by one. The count in Kansas grew by 8 to hit 48 according to the Red Top Rig Report while in Colorado, there were two more rigs reaching a total of 34.

New Mexico had 106 rigs, four more than a week ago. Louisiana added three to hit 65 while North Dakota added one and hit 55 working rigs. Wyoming’s count remained at 30.

Of the oil and gas plays, the Permian added 9 to hit 492 while the Granite Wash in Oklahoma and the Texas Panhandle remained at 15. The Woodfords stayed at 10 while the D-J Niobrara increased its count by two to reach 29. The count in the Mississippian stayed at 7 while the Williston in the northern part of the country  increased by one to hit 57 rigs.