Oklahoma’s oil and gas rig numbers hold steady but US saw a drop in the past week


As Okahoma’s rig count held steady in the past week,the number of active oil and gas rigs across the U.S. dropped by 3 to 621, reported Baker Hughes Co. in a release on Thursday.

Oklahoma remained steady at 44 rigs but was still below the 59 reported by Baker Hughes a year ago.

The national count included a drop of 3 oil rigs, leaving 506 actively pursuing new oil production across the country. The number of gas rigs was unchanged over the past week and remained at 112.  The U.S. rig count is 134 below the 755 rigs reported a year ago and the decline totaled 86 oil rigs and 48 gas rigs.

Texas remained at the top of the numbers with 290 rigs but the total is four fewer than last week. New Mexico added 5 to reach a total of 111 while North Dakota was unchanged with 32 and Louisiana slipped by three to 41.

The Red Top Rig Report published by the Independent  Oil and Gas Service showed Kansas gained 3 to reach 32 oil and gas rigs.

Colorado’s count slipped one to 15 while Ohio stayed at 12 and Pennsylvania was unchanged with its count of 21 rigs. Utah continued with 12 rigs and West Virginia saw no change with its count of 9 rigs. Wyoming remained at 11 rigs.

The Permian Basin activity gained one rig to reach 316 while the Williston was unchanged at 34 rigs and the Eagle Ford play remained at 55 rigs.

The Haynesville stayed at 36 rigs and the Marcellus was unchanged at 30 rigs.

The Ardmore Woodford remained at one rig along with the Arkoma Basin. The Cana Woodford was also unchanged with a count of 21 rigs. Still no drilling activity reported in the Barnett, according to Baker Hughes.

The D-J Basin count fell by one to eleven rigs while the Granite Wash was unchanged at three. The Mississippian remained at two rigs and the Utica play stayed at 12.