SPECIAL REPORT: Surveys track US, Canada well service rigs

Organizations having surveys that track US and Canada well service rigs activity include Weatherford Artificial Lift Systems Inc., Houston, in conjunction with the Association of Energy Service Companies (AESC), Houston, Baker Hughes Inc., Houston, and the Canadian Association of Drilling Contractors (CAODC), Calgary.The latest data from each survey are as follows:Weatherford-AESC for July 2002 shows total available rigs of 3,170 in the US and 994 in Canada. Of these, active are 1,832 rigs in the US and 604 rigs in Canada. Peak number of active rigs in the US was 5,367 in January 1982. But the peaks in Canadian rigs were only reached earlier this year. The survey shows a count of 739 acti...

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