Baker Hughes: US drilling rig count dips to 1,771

The US drilling rig count fell 14 units to 1,771 rigs working during the week ended Feb. 7, Baker Hughes Inc. reported.

Land-based units constituted most of that decline, dropping 12 units to 1,696. Offshore units relinquished 3 units to 54. Rigs drilling in inland waters were up 1 unit to 21.

Oil rigs lost 6 units to 1,416 while gas rigs gave up 7 units to 351. Rigs considered unclassified were down 1 unit to 4.

Horizontal drilling rigs claimed 3 more units to 1,176. Directional drilling rigs dropped 14 units to 206.

In Canada, a 13-unit rise to 621 rigs working consisted of a 5-unit increase in oil rigs to 409 and an 8-unit gain in gas rigs to 212. Canada now has 10 fewer rigs compared with this week a year ago.

Major states, basins

Just three of the major oil- and gas-producing states added rigs during the week. Texas was up 3 units to 845, Kansas gained 2 units to 32, and Ohio increased 1 unit to 39.

Unchanged from a week ago were Oklahoma at 185, New Mexico at 80, Colorado at 62, California at 31, Utah at 26, and Arkansas at 12. Four states were down 1 unit—North Dakota at 168, Pennsylvania at 54, Wyoming at 52, and Alaska at 11. Louisiana lost 3 units to 111. West Virginia reported the steepest decline this week, dropping 4 units to 29.

In the major US basins, the Mississippian boasted the largest gain, upping its total 3 units to 78. In Texas, the Permian and Eagle Ford increased 2 units each to 483 and 216, respectively.

The Granite Wash and Cana Woodford each declined 3 units to 54 and 37, respectively. The Marcellus dipped 5 units to 81.

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