The weekly rotary rig count increased by 21 in Canada and by 3 in the US and its waters, said Baker Hughes.
This week there were 604 rotary rigs working in the US and its waters and 212 working in Canada. A year ago, the numbers were 378 and 172, respectively.
Of the rigs working in the US and its waters this week, 491 were drilling for oil and 113 were drilling for gas. There were 584 rigs on land, 2 in inland waters, and 18 offshore. In Canada, 134 rigs were drilling for oil, up 13 from last week. Rigs drilling for gas in Canada increased by 8 to reach 78.
This week, the Texas rig count fell by 1 to 280. Wyoming dropped a rig to 15 this week. Pennsylvania’s count rose 2 to 22, while Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Utah each gained a single rig to reach 56, 50, and 10 rigs running, respectively.
Seven states were unchanged, namely New Mexico 95; North Dakota, 27; Colorado, 12; Ohio, 11; West Virginia, 11; California, 8; and Alaska, 6.
Earlier in the month, Baker Hughes said that its December 2021 monthly rig count outside the US was 984, unchanged from November 2021 and up 219 from December 2020.