Baker Hughes: US drilling rig count down 8 units to 946

The US drilling rig count dropped 8 units to 946 rigs working during the week ended July 26, Baker Hughes Inc. reported. The count is down from the 1,048 units drilling this time last year.

The US drilling rig count dropped 8 units to 946 rigs working during the week ended July 26, Baker Hughes Inc. reported. The count is down from the 1,048 units drilling this time last year.

The number of rigs drilling on land declined by 5 units to hit 921. Offshore units declined by a single rig to 25. Rigs drilling in inland waters fell by 2, leaving no rigs drilling in inland waters for the week.

Oil rigs decreased by 3 units to 776. With a 5-unit drop, the number of rigs drilling for gas stands at 169.

Horizontal drilling rigs fell 6 units to 823 while directional drilling rigs lost 2 units to 67.

Canada gained 9 units to settle at 127. The count is 96 units less than this week a year ago. Oil rigs gained 2 units to 85 and gas rigs added 7 units to 42.

Among the major oil and gas-producing states, North Dakota saw the largest drop in rigs—down 8 units to reach 47. Louisiana’s rig count decreased by 4 units to reach 62 for the week.

Oklahoma, 93, and Ohio, 15, each dropped 2 units. West Virginia, 20, and Alaska, 9, each dropped a single unit for the week.

Wyoming, adding 4 units, now has a total of 36. New Mexico collected 2 units to reach 109. Up 1 unit apiece were Colorado at 32, California at 18; Utah at 7, and Kansas at 1.

Texas at 454, Pennsylvania at 37, and Arkansas at 0 were unchanged from a week ago.

Among the major basins, the Williston experienced the largest change with an 8-unit decrease to 47. Rigs in the Permian increased by 3 units to 443 for the week.

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