Rig count grows across the U.S. but makes slight drop in Oklahoma

Rig Count | Baker Hughes Rig Count


The latest Baker Hughes Co. rig count released on Friday showed Oklahoma’s numbers declined by one to 61 rigs while nationally, the numbers grew to 758.

The increase of four for the U.S. count included four more oil rigs to reach a total of 593 while the number of gas rigs was unchanged in the past week at 162. The U.S. numbers are 88 higher than a year ago when  the count was 670 oil and gas rigs. The gain included 62 more oil rigs and 25 more gas rigs.

Oklahoma’s count of 61 compares to a year ago when there were 49 oil and gas rigs active in the state. Texas saw a gain of one in the past week to reach 372 while New Mexico added two to reach 108.

North Dakota was unchanged at 41 while Louisiana added one to reach 58 rigs. The Red Top Rig Report in Kansas showed the state gained one to reach 40 rigs. Colorado added one to reach 20 rigs while Pennsylvania was unchanged at 24 and West Virginia stayed at 16. Wyoming saw no change with 19 rigs.

The Permian Basin saw a gain of 3 rigs to reach 353 and the Williston remained at 42 rigs.

The Williston Basin

The Haynesville continued with 67 while the Eagle Ford was unchanged at 70 rigs The Arkoma Woodford remained at one rig while the Ardmore Woodford saw no change with its count of 2 rigs. The Cana Woodford grew by one to 32 and the Barnett stayed at one rig.

The D-J Basin added a rig to reach 18 while the Granite Wash count dropped by one to six. The Marcellus saw no change with its count of 40 and the Mississippian declined by one to 3. The Utica stayed at 11.