Drilling rig numbers remain unchanged in Oklahoma but fall nationally


As Oklahoma remained steady with 45 active drilling rigs in the past week, the nation’s total dropped by 7, reported Baker Hughes Co. in its latest oil and gas rig numbers.

Oklahoma’s count remained at 45 rigs, still far fewer than the 61 reported last year at this time.

The U.S. totaled dropped by 7 to 622. The decline included 2 oil rigs, leaving a total of 504 while the number of gas-drilling rigs fell by 4 to 115. The U.S. count is 124 below the 746 rigs reported last year at this time. The decline included 86 fewer oil rigs and 38 fewer gas rigs.

Texas saw its count fall by 8 to 291 while New Mexico added three to reach 106. North Dakota was unchanged in the past week at 32 rigs, according to the Baker Hughes report. Louisiana’s count slipped two to 43 and Colorado was unchanged at 16 rigs.

The Red Top Rig Report showed Kansas added four to reach 23 oil and gas rigs in the past week. Ohio stayed at 12 and Pennsylvania saw no change with a count of 24 rigs. West Virginia remained at 8 and Wyoming was unchanged at 11 rigs.

The Permian Basin activity saw a decline of two rigs to 313 while the Eagle Ford remained at 52 rigs. The Haynesville numbers dropped 3 to 38 rigs and the Marcellus was unchanged at 32 rigs. The Williston stayed at 34.

The Ardmore Woodford saw no change with only one rig and the Arkoma Woodford was the same, saying at one rig. The Cana Woodford count dropped by one to 21. The Barnett continued for another week with no reported drilling activity.

The D-J Basin stayed at 12 and the Granite Wash continued with 5 rigs. The Mississippian stayed at two rigs and the Utica continued with 12.