Oklahoma holds steady in rig count while US saw gain in past week



The nation’s number of active oil and gas rigs increased only slightly in the past week while the rig count in Oklahoma was unchanged from the previous week according to the Baker Hughes Co.

The weekly rig count released by Baker Hughes showed Oklahoma remained constant at 49 rigs. Nationally, the count grew by 3 to a total of 673.

This past week’s count included two more oil rigs for a total of 533 while the number of gas rigs increased by one to 138. The most recent rig count is 243 higher than a year ago when there were 430 rigs actively drilling for more oil and gas.

In the past year, the number of oil rigs is up 196 while the number of gas rigs is 47 higher.

Canada’s rig count declined by 16 in the past week to 124.

While Oklahoma held steady at 49, the number of rigs in Texas increased by 5 to 331. Louisiana’s count slipped by three to 57 while in New Mexico, the rig count was unchanged at 96. North Dakota numbers slipped by one to 32 rigs.

Colorado remained at 14 while the Red Top Rig Report showed Kansas numbers were unchanged at 43. Pennsylvania stayed at 25. West Virginia added one to reach a total of 12 and Wyoming continued with 15 rigs.

The Permian Basin saw a gain of four rigs to reach 323 total while the Williston numbers dropped one to 33.

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The Ardmore Woodford stayed at one rig while the Arkoma Woodford continued with two rigs. The Cana Woodford gained one to reach 25 rigs.

The DJ Basin was unchanged at 14 and the Eagle Ford stayed at 56 rigs. The Granite Wash was unchanged at four rigs while the Haynesville count slipped by one to 66 rigs.

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The Mississippian stayed at one rig while the Utica was unchanged at eleven.