Rig counts slipped in Oklahoma and across the US in the past week

Rig counts dropped in Oklahoma and across the U.S. in the past week. Oklahoma’s count slipped by two from a week ago to 140 oil and gas rigs while nationally, the count dropped by 4 to reach 1,071.

The number of oil rigs in the U.S. declined by 4 to reach 873 while the number of gas rigs remained at 198. The US count is still 141  than a year ago when there were 930 active rigs.

The U.S. offshore count remained at 23. In Canada, the number of rigs dropped by 12 to reach 174.

Oklahoma’s rig count compared to Kansas where the count fell by two to reach 43. In Colorado, the count remained at 33. New Mexico dropped by 5 to hit 105.

Texas saw an increase of 5 to reach 532 active oil and gas rigs. The count in North Dakota fell by two to 50 and in Wyoming, there was an increase of 5 rigs to 35.

Of the various oil plays, the Permian saw a decline of 3 rigs to 486. The Woodfords in Oklahoma saw 8 active rigs, down one from a week earlier.

The Granite Wash dropped one rig to 14 in Western Oklahoma and the Texas Panhandle. The Mississippi’s count declined by one to 5. The D-J Niobrara of Colorado and South Wyoming remained at 28 while the Eagle Ford of South Texas grew by one to 81.

The Williston of North Dakota dropped 3 rigs to 53.