Baker Hughes: US drilling rig count jumps to 1,883

The US drilling rig count shot up 12 units to 1,883 rigs working during the week ended July 25, Baker Hughes Inc. reported.

Land rigs gained 9 units to 1,805 and offshore rigs gained 3 units to 60. Rigs drilling in inland waters were unchanged from a week ago at 18.

Oil rigs were up 8 units to 1,562 while gas rigs were up 3 units to 318. Rigs considered unclassified edged up a unit to 3 overall.

Directional drilling rigs jumped 12 units to 229. Horizontal drilling rigs increased 5 units to 1,293.

Canada topped the US with a 14-unit gain, bringing its total to 395. Oil rigs gained 12 units to 238 and gas rigs gained 2 units to 157.

Major states, basins

Louisiana’s 6-unit rise to 119 rigs working led the major oil- and gas-producing states. Oklahoma, New Mexico, and California each tallied 4 units to 204, 94, and 46, respectively. West Virginia edged up a unit to 27.

Unchanged from a week ago were North Dakota at 178, Colorado at 69, Wyoming at 52, Kansas at 30, Utah at 27, and Arkansas at 11.

Ohio was down a unit to 43. Texas and Utah each declined 2 units to 886 and 53, respectively. Alaska fell 3 units to 5, capping off 2 weeks in which it lost 7 total units.

Minimal movement in the major US basins included a 2-unit tally in the Mississippian to 81.

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