US rig count unchanged at 1,700

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Jan. 14
-- US drilling activity was unchanged this week, with 1,700 rotary rigs still working including 1,661 land rigs, 14 in inland waters, and 25 offshore, still all in the Gulf of Mexico, said Baker Hughes Inc. That compared with a total of 1,248 rotary rigs drilling in the same week last year.

Of the US rigs now working, the number drilling for natural gas decreased by 12 to 914. Those drilling for oil increased by a like number, 12, to789. There were 9 rigs unclassified. Horizontal drilling increased by 1 rig to 967. Directional drilling increased by 8 units to 219.

Rig counts among major producing states included North Dakota and New Mexico, up 3 each to 154 and 72, respectively. California, West Virginia, and Alaska gained 1 rig each for respective counts of 39, 21, and 6. Unchanged were Oklahoma, 164; Pennsylvania, 103; and Arkansas, 37. Colorado and Wyoming were down 1 rig each to 63 and 46, respectively. Texas and Louisiana lost 2 rigs each to 731 and 166.

Canada’s rig count shot up by 155 to 577 units drilling. That’s up from 466 rigs working in the comparable period a year ago.

Related Articles

Santos brings Peluang gas development on stream

03/24/2014

Santos Ltd., Adelaide, has started natural gas production from its Peluang development offshore the Indonesian island of Java.

Baker Hughes: US drilling rig count drops to 1,803

03/21/2014 After consecutive weeks of significant gains, the US drilling rig count lost 6 units to 1,803 rigs working during the week ended Mar. 21, Baker Hug...

Cenovus gets AER approval for Grand Rapids oil sands project

03/21/2014 Cenovus Energy Inc. reported that it has received approval from the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) for its wholly owned Grand Rapids thermal oil sa...

Shell lets contracts for Majnoon development

03/18/2014 Shell Iraq Petroleum Development BV has let engineering and procurement services contracts to Foster Wheeler Kentz Energy Services DMCC, Dubai, for...

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