Rig numbers in Oklahoma and U.S. grew

Permian shows greatest rig gain in 2021


The latest Baker Hughes rig count released Friday showed Oklahoma with a gain of 3 to reach a total of 63 working rigs. Numbers also increased nationally by 4 to a total of 756.

The U.S. gain included 2 oil rigs to reach 599 while the number of gas-drilling rigs was flat at 153. Over the past year, the rig count gained 272 compared to the 484 reported last year at this time. Oil rigs grew by 219 and gas numbers gained 49 over the past 12 months.

Oklahoma’s count of 63 compared to 29 a year ago. Texas gained four to reach a total of 365 rigs while New Mexico’s count dropped by two to 110. North Dakota gained one to 36 while the count in Louisiana fell by three to 62.

The Red Top Rig Report showed the count in Kansas increased one to 54. Colorado was flat at 19. Ohio stayed at 11 and Pennsylvania continued with 24. Wyoming was unchanged at 19 while West Virginia’s numbers stayed at 14.

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The Permian Basin, the nation’s most active shale play saw no change with 350 rigs. The Eagle Ford of South Texas gained one to reach 69. The Granite Wash added two to reach 5 working rigs while the Mississippian stayed at one rig.

The Cana Woodford was unchanged at 27 while the Ardmore Woodford stayed at four and the Arkoma Woodford saw no change with 5 working rigs.

The Barnett was unchanged at four rigs while the D-J Basin continued with 16 rigs. The Haynesville numbers slipped by one to 68 and the Marcellus was unchanged at 38. The Utica stayed flat at eleven and the Williston continued with 38 working rigs.