The US drilling rig count increased by a single unit to 632 rigs working during the week ended Sept. 8, data from Baker Hughes indicate.
The rig is oil-targeted, bringing the total to 513 from a week ago. Gas-directed rigs decreased by a single unit to reach 113 for the week.
Two rigs were added offshore, bringing the total to 19. There was one fewer rig drilling on land this week for a total of 610. That tally down 131 rigs from the 741 rigs drilling on land this time a year ago. Three rigs were drilling in inland waters, unchanged from last week.
Texas led in gains among leading oil and gas producing states. The addition of 4 units brings the total to 310. California gained 3 units to 5.
New Mexico and North Dakota each dropped 3 rigs to reach respective counts of 104 and 30 rigs working for the week. Utah and West Virginia both saw rig numbers decline by a single unit. There were 14 and 8 rigs running in Utah and West Virginia this week, respectively.
Canada dropped 5 units to 182 from a week ago. Oil-directed rigs decreased by 2 units to 113. Those rigs drilling for gas decreased 3 units to 69.