US drilling rig count gains 22 to reach 1,972 units

US oil and gas drilling activity this week increased by 22 units to reach 1,972 total rigs working. The rig count for the week ended Apr. 20 was up by 172 rigs from the comparable period a year ago, Baker Hughes Inc. reported.

Most of this gain was seen in land drilling operations, up 19 units to 1,904 rigs working. There were 45 rigs drilling offshore—all of which in the Gulf of Mexico—which was up 2 units from the previous week. Rigs drilling in inland waters totaled 23, up 1 rig from last week (OGJ Online, Apr. 13, 2012).

Of the US rigs working, rigs drilling for oil jumped 15 units from a week ago to reach 1,337. Rigs targeting for gas for the week ended Apr. 20 increased by 7 rigs to reach 631 units working. There were 4 rotary rigs unclassified, unchanged from last week.

Baker Hughes reported 246 rigs doing directional drilling, a gain of 9 units from a week ago. Horizontal drilling increased by 10 rigs to a total of 1,155 units working.

Of the top producing states, Texas made a 13-rig jump from last week to reach 929 units working. Three states gained 5 units, namely Oklahoma, 201; Louisiana, 131; and Colorado, 68. There were six states unchanged from a week ago: Pennsylvania, 101; New Mexico, 85; California, 45; Arkansas, 26; West Virginia, 22; and Ohio, 12. North Dakota and Wyoming, at 195 and 40, respectively, were down 1 rig each from a week ago. Alaska, meanwhile, was down 2 units to 7 rigs working.

Canada’s rig count declined another 18 units from a week ago, reaching 146. This is up 3 units from the same period a year ago.

Contact Steven Poruban at stevenp@ogjonline.com.

Related Articles

Sinopec reveals Fuling field production capacity goals

03/25/2014 Sinopec plans to develop Fuling shale gas field in southwestern China to a production capacity of 10 billion cu m (bcm)/year by 2017, the company s...

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...

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