Rig count slips in Oklahoma but grows nationwide

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Baker Hughes reported Friday the number of rigs active in Oklahoma dropped to 51 while nationally, numbers increased by 5 to 650.

Oklahoma’s numbers fell by two in the past week but nationally, the count included a gain of oil rigs by 2 to reach 522. Gas rig numbers grew by 3 to 127. In the past year, rig numbers increased by 248 compared to the 402 last year at this time. The gain includes 213 more oil rigs and 35 more gas rigs.

Texas continued its growth with a gain of 4 to reach a total of 312. New Mexico picked up one rig to reach 95 while North Dakota, another of the oil-rich states, remained at 33 rigs.

The Red Top Rig Report published by the Independent Oil and Gas Association in Wichita said the Kansas rig count gained 3 for a total of 42 rigs. Colorado was unchanged at 14 and Louisiana gained one rig for 54.

Ohio stayed at 11 rigs while Pennsylvania continued with 25 rigs. West Virginia had no change with 11 working rigs and Wyoming was unchanged at 14.

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The Permian Basin remains the most active shale play with a count of 309 which is a gain of 3 rigs in the past week. The Haynesville also added 3 rigs to reach 61. The Eagle Ford of South Texas stayed at 54 working rigs.

The Ardmore Woodford remained at one rig and the Arkoma Woodford was unchanged with 3 rigs. The Cana Woodford added two to reach 28.

The D-J Basin was unchanged at 14 rigs while the Granite Wash, located in western Oklahoma and the Texas Panhandle, dropped two to leave 3 working rigs. The Marcellus was unchanged at 36 while the Mississippian had one working rig. The Utica stayed at 11 while the Williston was unchanged at 34.