Drilling Rig Count in Unconventional Basins

U.S. Gains 10 Rigs; Permian Sees Most Additions

The latest active rig count for North America from Baker Hughes Inc. shows a flip-flop from last week's activity as the United States added 10 rigs and Canada dropped seven. In the previous week, Canada added rigs while the United States lost a handful (see Shale DailyJuly 31). Read More

U.S. Drops Two Rigs Overall as Oil-Focused Count Gains Five

In a bit of a twist from recent weekly rig count reports from Baker Hughes Inc., the latest tally shows that three U.S. rigs returned to the offshore while six left activity on land. Overall, the total U.S. count fell by two in the report issued Friday (July 31). However, Canada added 15 rigs for a net North America gain of 13. Read More

Canada's Rig Count Heats Up While U.S. Fizzles

During summertime, the rigs come out in Canada. The "frozen north" gained 23 active drilling rigs in the latest census from Baker Hughes Inc., released Friday. That increase was enough to bring North America to a net gain of 17 for the week ending July 17, despite a net decline of six rigs in the United States. Read More

Unconventional Rig Count Reverses, Inches Higher

Rig count data for the 14 unconventional oil and natural gas basins tracked by Baker Hughes Inc. showed that rig movement for the week ending June 19 was flat at 650, while NGI's assessment of eight additional basins from Baker Hughes data showed a week-over-week increase of four rigs to 60. Read More