The rotary rig count decreased by 3 in the US and its waters during the week ending Oct. 7, but rose by 2 in Canada, said Baker Hughes. A one-rig increase in land rigs countered a one-rig drop in inland waters rigs, with the offshore rig count falling by three.
This week there were 762 rotary rigs working in the US and its waters and 215 working in Canada. A year ago, the numbers were 533 and 167, respectively.
Of the rigs working in the US and its waters this week, 602 were drilling for oil; 158 were drilling for gas; and 2 were unclassified. There were 746 rigs on land, 3 in inland waters, and 13 offshore.
Louisiana's count fell by 4 to 62, the biggest change this week. Wyoming also lost a rig last week, its total falling to 19. West Virginia and Oklahoma each gained a rig, bringing their respective totals to 17 and 65.