Rig numbers increased in Oklahoma and the nation

Rig counts in Oklahoma and the nation increased over the past week. Oklahoma’s count grew by one to reach 141 active rigs while the nation’s count swelled by 9 to hit 1,080.

Nationally, the count included 10 more oil rigs for a total of 883 while the number of gas rigs dropped by one to 197.  Compared to a year ago, the U.S. rig count was 149 higher than the 931 rigs reported last year at this time.

The rig count in Canada dropped by 43 to reach 131 according to Baker Hughes.

Oklahoma’s rig count compared to 531 in Texas where there was a decline by one rig. The count in Kansas dropped by 8 to reach 35, according to the Independent Oil and Gas Service’s Red Top Rig Report.

Colorado’s grew by one to reach 34 while New Mexico added one to hit 106. North Dakota saw an addition of three rigs up to 53. Louisiana added two to reach 66 while Wyoming remained at 35.

The Permian Basin remained steady at 486 while the Mississippi in Oklahoma and Kansas grew by 3 to reach 8 working rigs. The Woodfords in Oklahoma remained at 8 compared to 9 working rigs one year ago.

The Granite Wash dropped four to reach 10 rigs while the Eagle Ford in South Texas slipped one to 80. The D-J Niobrara in Colorado and Wyoming added two to hit 30. The Williston in North Dakota was at 56, an addition of 3 working rigs.