The latest Baker Hughes rig count released Friday showed Oklahoma’s latest count grew by one to reach 71.
Nationally, numbers were unchanged this week from the previous week, staying at 784 oil and gas rigs. The number of oil rigs was unchanged at 627 and the number of gas rigs stayed at 155. The U.S. count of total rigs is 215 higher than a year ago when there were 569 rigs. The number of oil rigs is 160 higher and the number of gas rigs is 53 more than a year ago.
Oklahoma’s count of 71 rigs compared to 44 rigs reported a year ago by Baker Hughes. Texas saw a decline of one to 371 rigs while New Mexico saw a drop of one rig to 104. North Dakota was unchanged at 38 and Louisiana gained one to reach 67.
Kansas slipped by two to 50 rigs according to the Red Top Rig Report. Colorado stayed at 22 and Pennsylvania was unchanged at 22. West Virginia continued with 17 rigs and Wyoming was unchanged at 24.
Of the oil plays, the Permian Basin saw a drop of two to 350 while the Eagle Ford of South Texas was unchanged at 71. The Ardmore Woodford slipped by on e to 5 rigs while the Arkoma Woodford added a rig to hit 3. The Cana Woodford saw an addition of one rig for a total of 30
The Barnett was unchanged at two rigs while the D-J Basin saw no change and remained at 20. The Granite Wash remained at four and the Haynesville continued with 69 working rigs. The Marcellus stayed at 39 while the Mississippi remained at 2 rigs. The Utica was unchanged at 13 and the Williston remained at 42.