Rig counts declined in Oklahoma and Texas


Oil and gas rig counts fell in Oklahoma, Texas and the nation in the past week, reported Baker Hughes in its most recent announcement released last Friday.

Oklahoma’s count dropped by one to 43 as the state approached the 46 rigs it had a year ago.

Nationally, the count declined by four, leaving 600 rigs upright and actively pursuing oil and gas. The number of oil rigs was unchanged at 497 while the decline of four was in the number of gas-drilling rigs which fell to 99. The U.S. count is down 111 from a year ago when there were 711 active rigs. The drop included a fall of 73 oil rigs and 38 gas rigs.

Texas saw its count fall by three to 287 while New Mexico added one to reach 108 rigs. North Dakota was unchanged with 32 rigs and Louisiana’s count grew by one to 41 rigs.

The Red Top Rig Report in Kansas put the state count up one at 32 rigs. Colorado remained at 14 rigs while Ohio’s count slipped one to 10 rigs. Pennsylvania saw no change with a count of 21. Utah remained at 12 rigs and West Virginia fell by two to 6 rigs. Wyoming remained at 11 rigs.

The Permian Basin count was unchanged at 312 rigs. The Williston remained at 34. The Eagle Ford count slipped by one to 50 rigs. The Haynesville added one to reach 36 rigs and the count in the Marcellus fell three to 26.

The Cana Woodford count fell one to 21 rigs while the Ardmore Woodford stayed at 4 rigs and the Arkoma Woodford was unchanged with one rig. The Barnett continued another week with no reported rig activity, according to the Baker Hughes report.

The D-J Basin in Colorado and southern Wyoming remained at 10 rigs. The Granite Wash was unchanged with 4 rigs. The Mississippian saw no drilling activity. The Utica count fell one to 10 rigs.