Baker Hughes: US drilling rig count unchanged at 1,776

The US drilling rig count remained unchanged at 1,776 rotary rigs working during the week ended Aug. 30, Baker Hughes Inc. reported.

Land-based drilling lost 1 unit to 1,691 rigs working. There were 64 units working offshore, 2 more than a week ago. Of these, 61 were drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, up 2 from a week ago. Rigs drilling in inland waters fell 1 from a week ago to 21.

An increase of 6 units drilling for oil brought that total to 1,388 rigs working. Gas-targeting rigs fell 7 units to 380. During the same week last year, there were 1,419 oil rigs and 473 gas rigs. Eight rigs were considered unclassified, up 1 unit from a week ago.

Vertical drilling rigs increased by 5 units to 450, horizontal drilling rigs increased by 3 units to 1,078, and directional drilling rigs decreased by 8 units to 248.

During the week ended Aug. 30, Canada’s rig count was up 16 units to 399 from a week ago and 83 more than a year ago. The increase consisted of a 10-unit jump in oil rigs to 256 and a 6-unit jump in gas rigs to 143.

Major states, basins

Louisiana led all of the major oil and gas producing states with a 2-unit gain, bringing its total to 112; Oklahoma, California, Utah, and Alaska each added 1 unit to respective counts of 170, 38, 29, and 14 units. Five states were unchaged: North Dakota, 169; New Mexico, 76; West Virginia, 36; Ohio, 34; and Arkansas, 13. Colorado and Wyoming fell 1 unit each to 66 and 49, respectively. Texas, at 846, and Pennsylvania, at 50, experienced the steepest decline this week, both down 2 each.

Notable changes this week in major US basins included a 2-rig climb in Arkoma Woodford to 4 units working. The Marcellus, Granite Wash, and Cana Woodford each lost 2 rigs this week, falling to 85, 70, and 26, respectively. The Eagle Ford, meanwhile, saw a 3-rig decrease to 231 units working.

Related Articles

BLM announces California oil, gas strategy as CCST issues report

08/29/2014 The US Bureau of Land Management’s California state office announced a comprehensive strategy for its oil and gas program in the state after receiv...

BHI: US rig count recoups last week’s losses, jumps to 1,914

08/29/2014 The US drilling rig count jumped 18 units to reach 1,914 rigs working, gaining back the 17 units it lost last week plus one, during the week ended ...

VAALCO updates operations offshore Gabon

08/29/2014

VAALCO Energy Inc. provided an update on its operations offshore Gabon.

India’s ONGC to invest in Daman development in Arabian Sea

08/29/2014 India’s Oil & Natural Gas Corp. will invest $864.5 million to enhance natural gas and condensate production from its Tapti Daman block in the A...

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