Rig counts fell last week in Oklahoma and across the U.S.


Oklahoma and the nation saw another decline in the past week of active oil and gas rigs, according to figures released by Baker Hughes Co.

Oklahoma’s count dropped one to 61 rigs. A year ago, the state had 49 active rigs.

Nationally, the count dropped by 4 to 749. The decline came as the number of oil rigs fell by 8 leaving 592 while the number of gas rigs increased by 3 to 154. The U.S. count is still 99 more than a year ago when there were 650 drilling rigs active. In the past year, the gain included 73 more oil rigs and 24 more gas rigs.

The number of rigs in Texas dropped by 4 to 366 while New Mexico’s count was unchanged at 106 and North Dakota remained at 41. Louisiana rig activity fell by two to 62. Colorado stayed at 17.

The Red Top Rig Report in Kansas saw a decline of one rig, leaving 36 in operation. Ohio’s numbers stayed at 14 and the count in Pennsylvania saw no change with its 25 rigs. West Virginia was also unchanged at 12 while Wyoming added 2 rigs to reach 20.

Granite Wash Shale

The Permian Basin saw a drop of 4 to 349 rigs while the Eagle Ford stayed at 71 and the Haynesville slipped by one to 67 rigs.

The Granite Wash was unchanged at 7 rigs and the Williston saw no change with its 42 active rigs. the Utica stayed at 15 and the Mississippian count fell one to 3. The Marcellus stayed at 36 and the D-J Basin was unchanged at 15 rigs.

The Cana Woodford count grew by one to 31 while the Ardmore Woodford stayed at 2 and the Arkoma Woodford saw no change with only one rig. The Barnett continued with one rig.