Gains made in rig activity in Oklahoma and other states

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The Baker Hughes report released on Friday showed a gain in the number of oil and gas rigs active across the U.S. and additional rigs exploring in Oklahoma.

Oklahoma’s  rig count rose by two to 69, reported Baker Hughes. A year ago, there were 44 oil and gas rigs active in the state.

Nationally, the count increased by 3 to 782. The growth included one more oil rig for a total of 623 while the number of gas rigs grew by two to 157. The U.S. count is 219 more than a year ago when the nation had 563 active oil and gas rigs. The growth in the past year included 162 more oil rigs and 55 more gas rigs.

Texas is most active with two more rigs, bringing the state’s total to 375. New Mexico saw a decline of three to 103 rigs while Louisiana was unchanged at 65 and North Dakota stayed at 38 active rigs.

All other oil and gas states were unchanged in the past week including Colorado at 22, Ohio 13, Pennsylvania 22, West Virginia 17 and Wyoming at 24 rigs.

Oklahoma Oil Rig Count Down 27% Year Over Year

Of the oil and gas plays, the Permian Basin count declined by one to 349. The Eagle Ford stayed at 71 rigs and the Williston count added one for a total of 42 rigs.

The Ardmore Woodford was unchanged at 6 rigs while the Arkoma Woodford declined by one to 3 rigs. The Cana Woodford increased by one to 28 rigs. The Barnett stayed at 3 rigs. The D-J Basin was unchanged at 20. The Granite Wash count slipped by one to four rigs.

The Haynesville count dropped one leaving 70 active rigs. The Marcellus stayed at 39 and the Mississippian increased one for a total of 2 rigs. The Utica saw no change with its 13 rigs.