While the nation’s number of active oil and gas rigs declined by 7 in the past week, Oklahoma saw a gain of one, reaching a total of 54 rigs reported the Baker Hughes Co. on Friday.
The report showed a decline of 3 oil rigs to 588 across the U.S. in the past week and the number of gas rigs dropped by 4 to 157. Figures show that the U.S. count is still 43 higher than the 705 reported one year ago. The gain included 31 oil rigs and 11 natural gas drilling rigs.
As Oklahoma finally saw a gain in the past week, Texas saw a drop of 9 rigs to 368. New Mexico was unchanged at 107 and North Dakota recorded a loss of one rig to 38.
Louisiana gained one to 61 while Colorado stayed at 19 rigs. The Red Top Rig Report showed the Kansas rig count grew by one to 34. Ohio stayed at 11 and Pennsylvania was unchanged with 26 rigs.
West Virginia saw no change and continued with 16 rigs while Wyoming remained at 18 rigs.
Of the oil and gas plays, the Permian count dropped by 5 to 356 and the Eagle Ford declined by 3 to 64 rigs.
The Williston lost one to reach 39 rigs while the Marcellus was unchanged at 42 rigs. The Ardmore Woodford continued with 2 rigs and the Arkoma Woodford stayed at one rig. The Cana Woodford saw a growth of one to 26 rigs. The Barnett was unchanged with 2 rigs and the D-J Basin stayed at 17.
The Granite Wash count declined by one to two rigs. The Haynesville activity saw a loss of one rig leaving 62 actively drilling. The Mississippian stayed at one rig and the Utica continued with one rig.