Both of those units were rigs drilling offshore, bringing that total to 55. Unchanged from a week ago were land-based rigs at 1,696 and rigs drilling in inland waters at 18.
A 5-unit gain in oil rigs to 1,430 was more than offset by a 7-unit loss in gas rigs to 335. Rigs considered unclassified were unchanged at 4.
Horizontal drilling rigs edged down 1 unit to 1,181 while directional drilling rigs were unchanged at 197.
Canada’s total rig count relinquished 6 units to settle at 626. Oil rigs added 1 unit to reach 423. Gas rigs declined 7 units to 203. Canada now has 29 fewer rigs compared with this week a year ago.
Major states, basins
Activity in the major oil- and gas-producing states was distributed somewhat equitably. Alaska’s 3-unit rise brought its total to 17. North Dakota, Colorado, and Wyoming each collected 2 more units to respective counts of 168, 62, and 53. New Mexico and Ohio each tallied 1 unit to 82 and 40, respectively.
Unchanged from a week ago were Oklahoma at 181, California at 36, Utah at 26, and Arkansas at 12.
Texas, Pennsylvania, and Kansas each dropped 2 units to 844, 52, and 30, respectively. Louisiana and West Virginia each lost 3 units to 102 and 27, respectively.
A 6-unit jump in the Permian represented the largest rise among the major US basins. The Mississippian and Granite Wash, meanwhile, each let go of 3 units to 71 and 51, respectively. The Marcellus fell 4 units to 78.