US rig count slipped by one in past week while Oklahoma was unchanged


The number of active oil and gas rigs across the U.S. declined by one to 621 rigs while Oklahoma’s numbers remained unchanged, according to a release by Baker Hughes Co. on Friday.

The US count saw an addition of one oil rig for a total of 501 while the number of gas-drilling rigs declined by two to 118. The national count is 151 fewer than a year ago when it totaled 772. The decline included a loss of 117 oil rigs and 34 gas rigs.

Oklahoma stayed at 44 active drilling rigs, according to Baker Hughes, down 22 from a year earlier. Texas saw its count slip by one to 308 while New Mexico was unchanged at 97 and North Dakota stayed at 31 active rigs.

The Red Top Rig Report showed Kansas saw no change with its total of 37 rigs. Colorado stayed at 17, Ohio remained at 12, Pennsylvania was unchanged at 19 and West Virginia’s count continued at 9 rigs.

Wyoming’s total fell one to 12 rigs.

Of the oil and gas plays, the Permian Basin gained two to reach 311 while the Eagle Ford was unchanged at 53 and the Williston stayed at 32 rigs.

The Ardmore Woodford remained at two rigs while the Arkoma stayed at one and the Cana Woodford saw no change with a count of 22 rigs. The Barnett continued with one rig while the D-J Basin remained at 14.

The Granite Wash saw no change with two rigs but the Mississippian added a rig to reach one. The Haynesville count fell one to 43 while the Marcellus stayed at 28 and the Utica stayed at 12 active rigs.