Canadian rotary rig activity increased by 16 rigs the week ended July 15, moving Canada’s rig count to 191, 41 more than the 150 working in Canada this time a year ago, according to Baker Hughes data.
There were 9 additional rigs drilling for oil in Canada for a total of 125. Gas-directed rigs increased by 7 to 66.
An additional 4 rigs were working in the US this week, raising the total to 756 rigs active—up 272 from the same time a year ago.
Rigs running in the Gulf of Mexico down 3 to 13, while the total offshore count was 14 for the week. On land, 738 rigs were working, up 7 from last week, and up 272 from the year-ago period. Rigs drilling in inland waters were unchanged at 4.
US oil-directed rigs increased by 2 this week to hit 599, up 219 from the year-ago period. Gas-directed rigs remained unchanged at 153, but still up 49 from a year ago.
Of the large oil and gas producing states, Texas saw the highest increase. At 365 rigs running, the count is 4 more than were drilling last week. Oklahoma gained 3 rigs to reach 63. North Dakota and California each gained a rig for respective counts of 36 and 7 rigs working this week.
Louisiana’s rig count dropped by 3 units to end the week at 62 rigs. With a 2-rig drop, New Mexico’s rig count ended the week with 110 units working.