Rig count steady in Oklahoma but national numbers declined

Rig count rises across Permian, Texas, nation


Oklahoma’s oil and gas rig count held steady in the past week while the national count dropped by 3 to 746 according to the Baker Hughes Co. report released on Friday.

Oklahoma remained at 61 rigs. Nationally, the count included a decline of 2 oil rigs to 590 while the number of gas rigs fell by one to 153. The U.S. count is still 83 higher than a year ago when there were 663 oil and gas rigs actively seeking new sources of energy. The number of oil rigs increased by 63 from a year ago while the number of gas-drilling rigs grew by 18.

Texas saw no gain or loss in its number of rigs, remaining at 366 while New Mexico’s count fell by 3 to 103. North Dakota was unchanged at 41 while Louisiana’s total of rigs fell by 3 to 59. Colorado gained one to reach 18 while the Red Top Rig Report showed the rig count in Kansas gained 2 to reach 38.

Ohio stayed at 14 rigs and Pennsylvania saw a decline of 3 to 22 rigs. West Virginia added 2 to reach 14 and Wyoming was unchanged at 20 rigs.

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The Permian Basin remains the most active play in the country with 343 rigs after falling by 6 in the past week. The Eagle Ford gained one to reach 72 while the Haynesville was unchanged at 67.

The Ardmore Woodford stayed at 2 rigs while the Arkoma Woodford continued with one rig. The Cana Woodford saw no change with its 31 rigs.

The Barnett remained at one rig wile the D-J Basin gained one to reach 16 rigs. The Granite Wash stayed at 7 and the count in the Marcellus dropped one to 35. The Mississippian gained one to reach 4 rigs while the Utica was unchanged at 15 and the Williston continued with 42 rigs.