Baker Hughes: US drilling rig count holds steady at 1,831

The US drilling rig count was unchanged from a week ago at 1,831 rigs working during the shortened holiday week that ended Apr. 17, Baker Hughes Inc. reported.

Rigs drilling on land were up 6 units to 1,765. That gain was offset by a 5-unit loss in rigs drilling in inland waters to 14 and a 1-unit reduction in offshore rigs to 52.

Gas rigs increased 6 units to 316 while rigs considered unclassified tallied 1 unit to reach a total of 5. Those additions were offset by a 7-unit decline in oil rigs to 1,510.

Rigs doing horizontal drilling and directional drilling were both unchanged from a week ago at respective counts of 1,224 and 216.

In Canada, a 13-unit drop in its rig count to 199 was comprised of an 8-unit fall in oil rigs to 85 and a 5-unit decrease in gas rigs to 114. Canada has 73 more rigs compared with its total from this week a year ago.

Major states, basins

Pennsylvania took the largest gain of the major oil- and gas-producing states, adding 5 units to reach a total of 59. Louisiana and Ohio were each up 2 units to 110 and 36, respectively. Kansas and Arkansas each increased 1 unit to 28 and 12, respectively. Unchanged from a week ago were Texas at 884, North Dakota at 178, Colorado at 62, Wyoming at 49, and Utah at 27. California and Alaska each were down a unit to respective totals of 40 and 9. New Mexico declined 2 units to 89. West Virginia relinquished 3 units to 23. Oklahoma lost 5 units to 187.

Activity in the major US basins was headlined by a 4-unit rise in the Permian to 540 and a 9-unit drop in the Cana Woodford to 22.

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