Rig Count

GOM Activity Shows Modest Recovery, but U.S. Natural Gas Rig Count Eases Lower

GOM Activity Shows Modest Recovery, but U.S. Natural Gas Rig Count Eases Lower

The U.S. natural gas rig count slid one unit to 101 for the week ended Friday (Sept. 10), while a partial post-Ida recovery in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) helped lift the overall domestic drilling tally six units to 503, the latest figures from oilfield services provider Baker Hughes Co. (BKR) show. Offsetting the one-rig…

September 10, 2021
U.S. Rig Count Climbs on Partial GOM Recovery

U.S. Rig Count Climbs on Partial GOM Recovery

A week after the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) saw its rig count flatline, a partial recovery in offshore activity helped lift the overall U.S. drilling tally six units higher to 503 as of Friday, according to the latest data from Baker Hughes Co. (BKR). Seven oil-directed rigs were added in the United States for the…

September 10, 2021
Five U.S. Natural Gas Rigs Added; GOM Count Flatlines in Ida’s Wake

Five U.S. Natural Gas Rigs Added; GOM Count Flatlines in Ida’s Wake

The U.S. natural gas rig count rose five units to 102 during the week ended Friday (Sept. 3), while Hurricane Ida dropped the drilling tally in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) to zero, according to the latest figures from Baker Hughes Co. (BKR). The overall U.S. rig count plummeted 11 units to 497 for the…

September 3, 2021
U.S. Rig Count Plummets as GOM Falls to Zero Amid Ida Fallout, BKR Says

U.S. Rig Count Plummets as GOM Falls to Zero Amid Ida Fallout, BKR Says

A major hurricane and a corresponding dramatic pullback in offshore drilling numbers saw the overall U.S. rig count plummet 11 units to 497 for the week ended Friday (Sept. 3), according to the latest figures published by Baker Hughes Co. (BKR). Net changes in the United States included a 16-rig decrease in oil-directed drilling and…

September 3, 2021
Natural Gas Rig Count Flat as Oil Drilling Stays on Growth Trajectory

Natural Gas Rig Count Flat as Oil Drilling Stays on Growth Trajectory

The U.S. natural gas rig count remained unchanged at 97 during the week ended Friday (Aug. 27), while the oil patch kept its growth trend intact, according to the updated figures from Baker Hughes Co. (BKR). The overall U.S. count rose five units to 508 for the week, with oil rigs added on land accounting…

August 27, 2021
Oil Patch Keeps Uptrend Intact as U.S. Adds Five Rigs in Latest Count

Oil Patch Keeps Uptrend Intact as U.S. Adds Five Rigs in Latest Count

U.S. land drillers turned in another week of gains thanks to continued expansion in the oil patch, according to the latest Baker Hughes Co. (BKR) tally, which showed the overall domestic rig count rising five units to 508 as of Friday (Aug. 27). Oil rigs added on land accounted for the entirety of the net…

August 27, 2021
U.S. Natural Gas Rig Count Drops Five as Oil Drilling Rises

U.S. Natural Gas Rig Count Drops Five as Oil Drilling Rises

The U.S. natural gas rig count fell five units to finish at 97 for the week ended Friday (Aug. 20), but a surge in oil-directed drilling drove an overall net gain in domestic drilling activity, according to the latest figures from Baker Hughes Co. (BKR). Eight oil-directed rigs were added in the United States for…

August 20, 2021
Oil Surges, Natural Gas Subsides in Baker’s Latest U.S. Rig Count

Oil Surges, Natural Gas Subsides in Baker’s Latest U.S. Rig Count

After a week of retrenchment in the U.S. natural gas patch, offset by further gains in oil-directed drilling, the combined domestic rig count rose three units to reach 503 as of Friday (Aug. 20), according to the latest figures from Baker Hughes Co. (BKR). Eight oil-directed rigs were added in the United States for the…

August 20, 2021
U.S. Natural Gas Rig Count Down One as Oil Count Surges

U.S. Natural Gas Rig Count Down One as Oil Count Surges

The U.S. natural gas rig count dropped one unit to 102 for the week ended Friday (Aug. 13), while a surge in the oil patch drove a sharp increase in the combined domestic drilling tally, according to the latest figures from Baker Hughes Co. (BKR). Ten oil-directed rigs were added in the United States for…

August 13, 2021
U.S. Natural Gas Rig Count Static, but Lower 48 Oil Drilling Climbs

U.S. Natural Gas Rig Count Static, but Lower 48 Oil Drilling Climbs

The United States gained three drilling rigs for the week ending Friday (Aug. 6), all working in the Lower 48, according to Baker Hughes Co. (BKR).  There were 491 active rigs total in the U.S. onshore and Gulf of Mexico (GOM), compared with 247 for the same period of 2020. The weekly rig tally is…

August 6, 2021
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