Items Tagged with 'active'


Three U.S. NatGas Rigs Return During Last Week of Year

In the last Baker Hughes Inc. rig count of 2016, seven U.S. land-based rigs came back to service to end the year with 634 active; two departed offshore service to make for a net increase of five U.S. rigs from the previous week. That brought the year-end tally of U.S. actives to 658, which is 40 fewer than a year ago. Read More

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

Drillbits Drop Like Rain on Permian Basin

Anyone doing the mannequin challenge in the Permian Basin in recent days ran the risk of a drilling rig landing on top of them. Drillers again voted with their bits during the week ending Friday, opting -- as they have previously -- for oil from the Texas side of the Permian Basin. Read More

Drillers In A Delaware State of Mind

In the latest survey of drilling activity tallied by Baker Hughes Inc. and NGI, the Permian Basin's Delaware sub-basin added four more rigs to end the week at 89 active. That likely doesn't surprise those who attended the recent Enercom industry conference. Read More