Drilling activity remains steady across Oklahoma and US

Oklahoma down to only 12 working oil and gas rigs – Oklahoma Energy Today


The latest Baker Hughes Co. rig report showed no gain nor loss in the number of oil and gas rigs across the U.S. At the same time, Oklahoma’s numbers were the same as the previous week—44 rigs.

The national count was unchanged at 569 rigs including 469 oil drilling rigs and 102 gas rigs. The U.S. numbers were 246 more than the 323 rigs reported a year ago with oil rig numbers up 221 and gas rigs increased by 27.

Oklahoma’s count of 44 compares to271 in Texas where the count declined by 2 in the past week.  Colorado stayed at 12. Louisiana dropped 2 to 47. New Mexico saw a gain of 5 to 88 rigs. North Dakota was unchanged at 27.

Ohio continued with 10 rigs while Pennsylvania stayed at 19 and West Virginia was unchanged at 11 rigs.

The count in Wyoming stayed at 15 while the Red Top Rig Report in Kansas showed the numbers in the Sunflower state grew by one to 42 rigs.

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The Permian Basin gained 3 rigs to reach 283. The Williston stayed at 27. The Eagle Ford continued with 42 and the Granite Wash in Oklahoma was unchanged at 3.

The Arkoma Woodford stayed at 3 rigs while the Cana Woodford dropped one to 23. The D-J Basin was unchanged at 11 rigs while the Haynesville stayed at 46. The Marcellus continued with 30 rigs and the Utica stayed at 10 rigs. The Williston was unchanged at 27 rigs.