Rig numbers made gains in Oklahoma and across the U.S. in the past week according to figures released Friday by Baker Hughes Co.
Oklahoma’s count grew by one to reach 62, significantly more than the 49 reported one year ago.
Across the U.S., numbers increased by 8 to 754 rigs. But the number of oil rigs declined by one to 589 while the number of gas-drilling rigs grew by 9 to hit 162. The U.S. numbers are still 91 more than a year ago when the nation’s rig count was 663. In the past year, the number of oil rigs increased by 65 while the total of gas rigs grew by 25.
Texas saw a gain of 5 in the past week to reach a total of 371 while New Mexico added 3 to hit 106 and North Dakota was unchanged at 41 rigs.
Louisiana’s count slipped by two to 57 while Colorado added a rig for a total of 19. Kansas saw a gain of one to reach 39 rigs according to the Red Top Rig Report. Ohio’s count slipped by 3 to 11 and Pennsylvania gained two to reach 24.
West Virginia’s count grew by two to reach 16 while Wyoming’s count fell one to 19.
The Permian Basin count grew by 7 in the past week to hit 350 while the Eagle Ford numbers fell two to 70. The Haynesville was unchanged at 67 rigs. The Williston stayed at 42 while the Marcellus count gained 5 to reach 40.
The Ardmore Woodford count was unchanged at 2 and the Arkoma Woodford stayed at only one rig. The Cana Woodford saw no change with 31 active rigs.
The Barnett play has only one active rig while the D-J Basin numbers increased one to reach 17. The Granite Wash was unchanged at 7 rigs and the Mississippian stayed at 4 rigs.
The Utica count fell by 4 to 11 rigs.