Meanwhile, the average US rig count for July, released by BHI on Aug. 7, totaled 1,876 units, a 15-unit gain from June and a 110-unit gain from July 2013.
The worldwide rig count for July totaled 3,608, a 163-unit gain from June and a 246-unit gain from July 2013.
During the past week, land rigs jumped 18 units to 1,832, while offshore rigs tallied 4 units to reach 62. Rigs drilling in inland waters dropped 3 units to 14.
Oil rigs represented most of the weekly gain, tallying 15 units to reach 1,588. Gas rigs tallied 3 units to 316, and rigs considered unclassified edged up a unit to 4.
Horizontal drilling rigs shot up 19 units to 1,317, while directional drilling rigs dropped 5 units to 213.
Canada’s rig count again diverged from its upward trending neighbor, losing 5 units to 213. Oil rigs constituted 4 of those units, shaving its total to 222. Gas rigs edged down a unit to 165. The country still has 29 more rigs working compared with this week a year ago.
The average Canadian rig count for July totaled 350, a 110-unit rise from June and a 59-unit rise from July 2013.
Major states, basins
California reported the largest gain of the major oil and gas-producing states, collecting 7 rigs to reach 48. North Dakota was up 5 units to 182. Texas increased 4 units to 908. Louisiana and Colorado each gained 3 units to 113 and 71, respectively. Oklahoma and Alaska each rose 2 units to 211 and 8, respectively.
Unchanged from a week ago were Ohio at 43, Utah at 25, and Arkansas at 11.
Down a unit from last week were New Mexico at 94, and Kansas and West Virginia, both at 26. Wyoming dropped 2 units to 48. Pennsylvania decreased 3 units to 51.