Baker Hughes: US drilling rig count edges up to 1,855

The US drilling rig count edged up a unit to 1,855 rigs working during the week ended May 9, Baker Hughes Inc. reported.

A 5-unit gain in offshore rigs to 59 more than offset a 4-unit decline in land rigs to 1,782. Rigs drilling in inland waters were unchanged from a week ago at 14.

Oil rigs increased a unit to 1,528. Unchanged were gas rigs at 323 and rigs considered unclassified at 4.

Horizontal drilling rigs fell 4 units to 1,243 while directional drilling rigs lost 3 units to 208.

Canada’s rig count relinquished 18 units to settle at 145 total, which is 27 more than this week a year ago. Oil rigs lost 13 units to 54 and gas rigs subtracted 5 units to 91.

Major states, basins

Several of the major oil- and gas-producing states reported modest gains during the week. Texas, adding 3 units, now has a total of 895. Kansas collected 2 units to reach 33. Up 1 unit apiece were New Mexico at 91, Colorado at 65, California at 40, Arkansas at 12, and Alaska at 10.

Louisiana at 114, Ohio at 35, and Utah at 27 were each unchanged from a week ago.

West Virginia dropped a unit to 27. North Dakota lost 2 units to 174. Oklahoma fell 3 units to 192.

As with the major states, the major basins experienced only modest changes, namely the Granite Wash’s 3-unit rise to 64.

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