Lands rigs took a big hit, relinquishing 19 units to 1,822. Offshore rigs cut down the overall total slightly by gaining 2 units to 64. Rigs drilling in inland waters were unchanged from a week ago at 10.
Oil rigs plummeted 25 units to 1,564, more than offsetting the 9-unit rise in gas rigs to 330. Rigs considered unclassified dropped 1 unit to 2.
Horizontal drilling rigs fell 8 units to 1,321, while directional drilling rigs fell 7 units to 209.
Canada’s rig count, meanwhile, gained 4 units to 405 overall, 22 more than its total for this week a year ago. Oil rigs jumped 12 units to 236 as gas rigs dropped 8 units to 169.
Major states, basins
Just a small handful of the major oil and-gas producing states reported gains during the week. Kansas’s 2-unit rise to 28 represented the most upward movement, with Louisiana, Wyoming, West Virginia, and Arkansas each edging up 1 unit to 117, 56, 30, and 12, respectively.
Unchanged from a week ago were New Mexico at 94, Ohio at 42, and Utah at 23.
Oklahoma, Colorado, Pennsylvania, and California each edged down 1 unit to 208, 74, 50, and 46, respectively. North Dakota dropped 2 units to 183. Alaska lost 3 units to 6. Texas, by far, lost the most units, marking off 13 to 888.
Reflecting Texas’s losses, the Permian’s 3-unit drop to 555 represented the most activity in the major US basins.