Rigs on land claimed 11 more units to reach 1,741, more than offsetting the 5-unit loss in offshore rigs to 50. Rigs drilling in inland waters were unchanged from a week ago at 18.
Oil rigs increased 14 units to 1,487 while gas rigs decreased 8 units to 318. Rigs considered unclassified were unchanged at 4.
Horizontal drilling rigs gained 5 units to 1,211. Directional drilling rigs edged up 1 unit to 214.
In Canada, another week brought a precipitous decline in its overall rig count, as a 91-unit subtraction shrunk the country’s total to 298. Oil rigs plunged 55 units to 155 while gas rigs took a 36-unit loss to 143. Despite the recent declines, Canada still has 52 more rigs than the comparable week a year ago.
Major states, basins
With an 8-unit gain to 866, Texas boasted the largest jump of the major oil- and gas-producing states. It was followed by Oklahoma with a 5-unit rise to 188; West Virginia and Alaska with 3-unit increases to 26 and 14, respectively; and New Mexico and Colorado with 2-unit gains to 88 and 63, respectively.
Unchanged from a week ago were Kansas and Arkansas with respective totals of 29 and 12.
North Dakota, Ohio, and Utah each dropped a unit to 178, 38, and 27, respectively; Wyoming fell 3 units to 50; California relinquished 4 units to 39; Pennsylvania lost 5 units to 51.
The Permian’s 5-unit jump to 518 led all of the major US basins. The neighboring Eagle Ford followed closely behind with a 4-unit increase to 223. The Marcellus and Cana Woodford were each down 2 units to respective totals of 76 and 30.