Rig activity gains recorded in Oklahoma and the U.S.

Rig count rises across Permian, Texas, nation


This week’s Baker Hughes rig report showed a gain in the number of oil and gas rigs in Oklahoma and across the U.S.

Oklahoma’s count increased by one to a total of 67 rigs. A year ago, there were only 44 active rigs in the state.

Nationally, the count, reported Baker Hughes, increased by two to 770. The gain included 3 ore oil rigs to a total of 613 while the number of gas rigs fell one to 155.

The U.S. count is 220 more than the 550 rigs reported a year ago. In the past 12 months, the national rig count gained 163 oil rigs and 55 gas rigs.

Texas remained highest with a gain of one to 369 rigs while New Mexico was unchanged this week at 106. North Dakota added two to reach 38 rigs and Louisiana’s count fell one to 59 rigs. Colorado stayed at 22 rigs and Ohio continued with 12 rigs.

Pennsylvania’s count was unchanged at 24. West Virginia saw no change with 17 rigs and Wyoming’s rig count increased by one to 24.

The Red Top Rig Report published by the Independent Oil and Gas Association in Wichita indicated the Kansas rig count fell by 11 to a new level of 50 active rigs.

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The Permian Basin remains the most active play for rig activity but it was unchanged this past week with a count of 346 rigs. The Eagle Ford also saw no change with 70 rigs. In the Haynesville, the count slipped one to 69 rigs.

The Ardmore Woodford added one rig to reach 6 while the Arkoma Woodford was unchanged at four rigs. The Cana Woodford remained at 28 and the Barnett stayed at 3 rigs.

The D-J Basin continued with 20 rigs while the Granite Wash was unchanged at 5.

The Marcellus saw no change with its count of 41 rigs and the Mississippi continued with one rig.

The Utica continued with 12 rigs while the Williston added two to reach 41 working rigs.