Oklahoma down to only 13 active rigs…US count drops by 34


The number of active rigs in Oklahoma and the rest of the U.S. dropped even further in the past week, leaving only 13 drilling for new energy in Oklahoma and 374 nationally.

Baker Hughes Co. reported Oklahoma suffered the loss of two more rigs leaving 13 actively drilling compared to 102 a year ago.

The U.S count plunged by another 34 as the number of oil rigs dropped by 33 to leave only 292 nationally while the number of gas rigs fell by one, leaving only 80.

The U.S. count is down 614 from the 988 rigs reported one year ago. In the past 12 months, the nation has suffered the decline of 513 oil rigs and 103 gas rigs.

The rig count in Texas dropped by 28 in the past week to only 173 compared to the 485 reported a year earlier. New Mexico added four to reach 70 but is still 32 fewer than a year ago.

(Oil rigs are becoming a rare site in Oklahoma)

Colorado remains at 8 while Louisiana’s count dropped by one to 38. North Dakota lost another six rigs and has only 20 in operation compared to the 56 a year earlier.

Wyoming has only four active rigs. The Red Top Rig Report published by the Independent Oil and Gas Service in Wichita reported the Kansas rig count grew by two reach 10. A year ago, there were 28 active rigs in Kansas and this week, there are 203 inactive rigs.

The Ardmore Woodford play in Oklahoma dropped by one with only three active rigs while the Arkoma Woodford continued with no rigs to report. The D-J Basin in Colorado remains at only seven while the Eagle Ford in South Texas saw its count decline by three to 27.

The Granite Wash in West Oklahoma and the Texas Panhandle has only two rigs, same as last week. The Mississippian in Oklahoma and southern Kansas continues with no rigs.

The Permian Basin in West Texas and southeast New Mexico declined by 21 rigs, leaving only 198 drilling this week.

The Williston in North Dakota dropped by six to 20 active rigs.