Baker Hughes: US rig count climbs another 8 units to 923

The US rig count climbed again during a shortened week last week with an 8-unit climb to 923 rigs working during the week ended Nov. 22 ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday in the US, data from Baker Hughes indicate.

The US rig count climbed again during a shortened week last week with an 8-unit climb to 923 rigs working during the week ended Nov. 22, data from Baker Hughes indicate.

Rigs targeting oil in the US gained 9 units to reach 747 rigs while those drilling for natural gas were down 1 unit to 176 rigs. Land rigs reached 900, up 7 units from a week ago. Rigs drilling offshore were up 1 unit to 22, all of which were in the Gulf of Mexico.

Among the major producing states, Wyoming gained 4 units to 25 rigs working. Four states—Texas, New Mexico, Louisiana, and Colorado—were up 1 rig each with respective counts of 450, 69, 63, and 37.

Eight states were unchanged during the week: Oklahoma, 122; North Dakota, 46; Pennsylvania, 31; Ohio, 30; California, 14; West Virginia, 12; Alaska, 5; and Arkansas, 0.

One state, Utah, was down 1 rig to 11 units working.

Canada gained 7 units to 215. Oil-directed rigs fell 2 units to 107. Those rigs drilling for gas increased 9 units to 108.

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