US and Oklahoma see more oil and gas rigs pulled out of the patch

As drilling rigs are pulled out of service, companies need to store them  somewhere



Oklahoma and the U.S. experienced another drop in the active number of oil and gas rigs in the past week.

The Baker Hughes Rig Report, released on Friday, showed the rig count in Oklahoma declined by one, leaving 34 active rigs drilling in the state. A year ago, there were 40 rigs.

Across the U.S., the count declined by 7, leaving 581 active in the different oil and gas producing states. The number of oil rigs fell by 6 to 479 while the number of gas rigs declined one to 97.

In the past year, the rig count declined by 93 to 674 including a drop of 66 oil rigs and 27 gas rigs.

Texas saw a drop of five rigs to 277 while New Mexico’s count slipped by one to 107. North Dakota remained at 34 rigs and Louisiana had no change with a count of 40. The Red Top Rig Report showed Kansas continued with 28 rigs.

Colorado stayed at 14 and Pennsylvania was unchanged with 21 rigs.

Utah had no change with a count of 12 and West Virginia continued with 5. Wyoming stayed at 11 rigs.

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The Permian Basin numbers fell by three to 305 rigs. The Williston continued with 35. The Eagle Ford count declined three to 47. There was no change in the Haynesville with a count of 36 rigs. The Marcellus play remained at 25 rigs.

The Ardmore Woodford count dropped one to four rigs and the Arkoma Woodford stayed at one active rig. The Cana Woodford was unchanged with 17. The Barnett play continued for another week with no reported rig activity.

The Granite Wash saw no change with three active rigs and the Mississippian finally reported one rig after a few weeks of no reported drilling activity, according to the Baker Hughes report.

The Utica play continued with 10 rigs.