Following a 51-drilling rig gain last week, Canada has gained more than 100 rigs in 2 weeks with a 50-unit increase for the week ended Jan. 14, according to Baker Hughes data (OGJ Online, Jan. 7, 2022).
With 191 rigs running, the count is higher than the 161 units drilling this week a year ago.
The number of oil-directed rigs in Canada increased by 43, bringing the count to 121 rigs for the week. Gas-directed rigs were up by 7 to 70 units.
In the US, 601 rigs were working for the week, up 13 from a week ago. The count is up 228 units from the 373 rigs working this time a year ago.
At 581 rigs working, 11 more units were drilling on land vs. last week. Offshore units increased by 2 to 18. Inlands waters were unchanged at 2 rigs working for the week.
US oil-directed rigs saw an 11-rig increase from last week to 492 units working. The count is up from the 287 rigs drilling for oil this week a year ago. Gas-directed rigs gained 2 units to 109, and up from the 85 units drilling for gas a year ago.
Among the major oil and gas-producing states, Texas saw the largest gain with an additional 7 units drilling for the week to reach 281. Louisiana gained 3 rigs to reach 55 for the week. Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Alaska gained 1 unit each to reach 20, 11, and 6, respectively.
Eight states were unchanged this week: New Mexico, 95; Oklahoma, 49; North Dakota, 27; Wyoming, 16; Colorado, 12; Ohio, 11; Utah, 9; and California, 8.