Baker Hughes: US drilling rig count jumps to 1,873

The US drilling rig count jumped 15 units to 1,873 rigs working during the week ended June 27, Baker Hughes Inc. reported.

Land rigs received a 16-unit boost to an even 1,800 as rigs drilling in inland waters collected 3 more units to total 18. Offshore rigs, meanwhile, declined 4 units to 55.

Oil rigs climbed 13 units to 1,558. Gas rigs increased 3 units to 314. Rigs considered unclassified were cut in half—losing 1 unit, only 1 now remains.

Horizontal drilling rigs spiked 13 units to 1,263 while directional drilling rigs were up 1 unit to 229.

In Canada, a 29-unit drop largely consisted of oil rigs, which fell 25 units to 141. Gas rigs lost 4 units to settle at 95. Canada still has 30 more rigs than this week a year ago.

Major states, basins

Oklahoma’s 8-unit rise to 208 led the major oil- and gas-producing states, with Pennsylvania’s 2-unit addition to 59 placing a distant second. With each gaining 1 unit, North Dakota, Colorado, California, Ohio, and Alaska respectively total 171, 69, 48, 41, and 10.

Unchanged from a week ago were Texas at 889, New Mexico at 90, Wyoming at 51, Utah at 27, West Virginia at 25, and Arkansas at 11.

Louisiana relinquished 2 units to settle at 107. Kansas lost 3 units to settle at 30.

Movement in the major US basins was headlined by a 3-unit increase in the Williston and a 3-unit decrease in the Haynesville.

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