Rigs drilling offshore and in inland waters each were unchanged from a week ago, remaining at respective totals of 57 and 20.
Oil rigs grew by 15 units to 1,408 while gas rigs gained 8 units to 365. Rigs considered unclassified remained at 4 total, unchanged from last week.
Horizontal drilling rigs claimed 15 more units to reach 1,173 as directional drilling rigs relinquished 5 units to settle at 219.
For the second consecutive week, Canada experienced a large rise in its rig count, leaping 88 units to 565. A vast majority of those units were oil rigs, which rose 79 units to 379. Gas rigs increased 9 units to 186. Canada now has 36 fewer rigs working compared with this week a year ago.
Major states, basins
The state with by far the most rigs reported the most activity for the week, as Texas’s count spiked 16 units to reach a total of 841. Oklahoma, with a 3-rig gain to 186, showed the next-biggest rise this week. Colorado collected 2 more units to reach 61. Pennsylvania, Ohio, Utah, Arkansas, and Alaska each edged up a unit to respective totals of 56, 36, 26, 12, and 11. Unchanged from a week ago were North Dakota at 168, Louisiana at 110, and West Virginia and California, each with 34. Of the three states that lost rigs, Wyoming and Kansas fell by 1 unit each to respective counts of 53 and 29, and New Mexico declined 4 units to 77.