Rig counts—up in Oklahoma and down nationwide


Oklahoma’s rig count grew by one in the past week to reach a total of 64 rigs breaking the horizon in search of oil and gas.

Baker Hughes Co. reported on Friday the national rig count fell by one to 760. The decline included a loss of 2 oil rigs, leaving 607 across the nation. The number of gas rigs grew by one to 151.

The U.S. count is 115 more than a year ago when the count was 645. In the past year, the number of oil rigs grew by 87 and the number gas drilling rigs increased by 27.

Oklahoma’s count of 64 compared to 53 a year ago. Texas was unchanged with its count of 370. A year ago, there were 308 active rigs in Texas.

New Mexico’s latest count slipped one to 108 while North Dakota saw no change with its 41 active drilling rigs. Louisiana’s count dropped two to 64.

The Red Top Rig Report showed the state of Kansas felt a decline of 3 rigs, leaving 34. Colorado’s numbers slipped by one to 18 and Ohio was unchanged at 14 rigs.

Pennsylvania saw no change and remained at 22 and West Virginia stayed at 15. Wyoming added a rig to reach 18.

The Permian Basin count was unchanged this past week at 352, better than a year ago when there were 306 active rigs. The Eagle Ford was unchanged at 71 and the Haynesville continued with 70 active rigs.

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The Granite Wash remained at 9 rigs, better than a year ago when the count was 5. The Ardmore Woodford saw no change with only one rig while the Arkoma Woodford remained at 2. The Cana Woodford added 2 rigs to reach 29.

The Barnett continued with only one rig while the D-J Niobrara stayed at 10. The Marcellus was unchanged with 36 while the Mississippian remained at 4 rigs. The Utica saw no change with its count of 15 rigs and the Williston’s count went unchanged at 42 rigs.