Canadian Rig Count Summary


U.S. Rig Return Stumbles as Canada Comes Roaring Back

The U.S. land-based rig return broke its stride during the week ending Friday, Jan. 13, with the count dropping by six units. Canada more than made up for U.S. losses, adding 110 rigs as crews returned from holiday break and rushed to drill more wells before the spring thaw.

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NatGas Still Second Chair to Crude in Rig Return

Overall, 27 U.S. land-based rigs came back to play, lifting that tally to 601 for the week ending Friday, which is creeping back to the year-ago level of 684 active. But only six of them were natural gas rigs, according to the latest Baker Hughes Inc. data. Read More