Baker Hughes: US drilling rig count edges up to 1,763

The US drilling rig count tallied 2 units to reach 1,763 rigs working in the shortened week ended Nov. 27, Baker Hughes Inc. reported.

The overall gain was represented by a 2-unit increase in land-based rigs to 1,687. Rigs drilling offshore and rigs drilling in inland water were unchanged from last week at 57 and 19, respectively.

Oil rigs accounted for 4 more units to 1,391 while gas rigs lost 2 units to 367. Rigs considered unclassified remained at last week’s total of 5.

Directional drilling rigs added 6 units to reach 222. Horizontal drilling rigs were unchanged from last week at 1,127.

Canada reported 385 rigs working thanks to a 17-unit rise, most of which consisted of a 15-unit gain in oil rigs to 215. Gas rigs were up 2 units to 170. Canada now has 14 fewer rigs compared with a year ago.

Major states, basins

The abbreviated week saw modest gains in several of the major oil- and gas-producing states. Texas and Oklahoma each collected 3 more units to respective totals of 834 and 175. Louisiana and Kansas each gained 2 units to 112 and 30, respectively. North Dakota, Wyoming, Pennsylvania, and Ohio each edged up a single unit to 168, 57, 55, and 35, respectively. Arkansas was unchanged from last week at 11. New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, and Alaska each dropped a unit to respective totals of 78, 67, 27, and 8. California experienced the steepest decline this week, losing 2 units to settle at 35 total.

In the major US basins, changes were headlined by 2-unit additions to the Mississippian, Utica, and Arkoma Woodford to respective totals of 77, 37, and 6. Marcellus fell 3 units to 87.

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