US rig count slips while Oklahoma adds


The nation’s oil and gas rig count made no dramatic change in the past week, losing two rigs to 616 while Oklahoma managed a gain of one to reach 37 rigs.

A year ago, the state had 67 active rigs, according to the latest Baker Hughes Rig report released Friday.

Nationally, the decline included two oil rigs, leaving 494 active while the number of gas rigs was unchanged at 118. The U.S. count, according to Baker Hughes, is 163 lower than a year ago when the nation had 779 active rigs. The decline included a drop of 128 oil rigs and 37 gas rigs.

Oklahoma’s count compared to Texas where there was a decline of two to 302. New Mexico gained one to reach 105 while North Dakota was unchanged at 29 rigs. Louisiana’s count slipped three to 38 while the Red Top Rig Report in Kansas showed the state was unchanged with a total of 36 rigs

Colorado remained at 16 rigs while Ohio added one to reach 13. Pennsylvania’s count dropped by one to 19 and West Virginia was unchanged at 8 rigs. Wyoming stayed at 18 rigs.

The Permian Basin’s total was unchanged at 310 and the Eagle Ford stayed at 51. The Haynesville count slipped by one to 32 and the Williston stayed at 32.

The Arkoma Woodford continued with one rig and the Ardmore Woodford reported for another week no drilling activity, based on the Baker Hughes report. The Cana Woodford  stayed at 13 rigs.

The D-J Basin saw no change and remained att 14 rigs. The Granite Wash continued with 6 rigs and the Mississippian was unchanged with one rig. The Utica play saw an addition of one rig for a total of 13.