US rig count remains above 1,000 units

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Sept. 25
-- US drilling activity increased for a second week, up 7 units reaching 1,017 rigs working this week, Baker Hughes Inc. reported.

As is usual, the latest gain was in land operations, up 8 rigs to 979 working. Rig counts in inland waters and in the Gulf of Mexico remained unchanged at 7 and 31 units working, respectively. A total of 31 rigs were working in US coastal waters.

The number of rigs drilling for natural gas increased by 5 rigs to 710 this week, while those drilling for oil were up 4 to 297 units. There were 10 rigs unclassified, which is down 2 rigs from last week. Directional drilling decreased by 1 rig to 194 units working, while horizontal drilling gained 10 units to 442 rigs working.

Oklahoma netted the largest gain among major producing states, up 7 to 76 rigs drilling. Louisiana’s rig count was up 6 units to 153 rigs drilling. North Dakota gained 2 rigs to 48 rigs working. California, Colorado, New Mexico, and Wyoming all gained 1 rig each to 21, 46, 47, and 38, respectively. Alaska and Arkansas each lost 2 rigs, with 6 and 40 rigs working, respectively. Texas lost 6 rigs to 376 units drilling.

In other states of interest, Utah lost 3 rigs to 13, Pennsylvania was down 1 rig to 54, and West Virginia remained unchanged at 20.

Canada’s rig count increased by 14 to 228 this week, compared with 465 rigs working in the same period last year.

Related Articles

The dark side of the boom

04/07/2014 Much has been made in the general media about how unconventional oil and gas development has damaged or threatens to damage flora, fauna, and air i...
Kulluk conical drilling unit

USCG: ‘Chain of errors’ led to Shell drilling unit running aground

04/04/2014 A US Coast Guard (USCG) investigation has found that a “chain of errors” led to the Royal Dutch Shell PLC conical drilling unit, the Kulluk, runnin...

Statoil farms out 15% interest in block offshore Angola

04/03/2014 Statoil ASA has agreed to farm out a 15% interest in Block 39 of the Kwanza presalt basin offshore Angola to WRG Angola Block 39 Ltd. (WRG). The de...

WoodMac: Bakken drilling, completion capex to top $15 billion in 2014

04/02/2014 Oil and gas industry analyst Wood Mackenzie Ltd. forecasts that operators in the Bakken shale will invest more than $15 billion on drilling and com...

Careers at TOTAL

Careers at TOTAL - Videos

More than 600 job openings are now online, watch videos and learn more!

 

Click Here to Watch

Other Oil & Gas Industry Jobs

Search More Job Listings >>
Stay Connected