Oklahoma’s activity in the oil patch continues to slide downward even as the nation’s rig count grows, according to the latest figures released by Baker Hughes Co.
Oklahoma’s rig county fell by 3 in the past week, reaching a total of 53. The most recent count is only slightly more than a year ago when there were 51 active oil and gas rigs in the state, reported Baker Hughes.
Nationally, the count increased by 2 to reach 755. The number of oil rigs was unchanged at 591 while the number of gas rigs increased by 2 to 161. The U.S. count is 57 more than a year ago when the rig count stood at 698. The growth in the past year included 39 more oil rigs and 17 more gas rigs.
Oklahoma’s count of 53 compared to Texas where there were 377 oil and gas rigs, unchanged from a week earlier. New Mexico added 2 to reach 107 while the rig count in North Dakota declined by one to 39. Louisiana added 3 to reach 60 rigs while Colorado was unchanged at 19.
Kansas dropped by one to 33 according to the Red Top Rig Report. The count in Ohio grew by one to 11 rigs while Pennsylvania’s count increased by one to 26. West Virginia stayed at 16 rigs while Wyoming was unchanged at 18.
The Permian Basin saw a gain of 3 rigs to reach 361 while the Eagle Ford numbers fell one to 67. The Haynesville slipped one to 63 and the Marcellus added one to 42.
The Ardmore Woodford slid by one to two and the Arkoma Woodford stayed at only one rig. The Cana Woodford numbers declined by two to 25.
The Barnett was unchanged with 2 rigs while the D-J Basin stayed at 17. The Granite Wash numbers fell one to 3 rigs while the Mississippian was unchanged at one rig. The Utica added a rig to reach 11 while the Williston count declined one to 40 active rigs.