Rig Count

Permian Gains, GOM Declines as U.S. Drilling Total Steady in Latest BKR Tally

Permian Gains, GOM Declines as U.S. Drilling Total Steady in Latest BKR Tally

With gains in natural gas-directed drilling countered by declines in the oil patch, the U.S. rig count finished unchanged overall at 771 for the week ended Friday (Jan. 27), according to the latest numbers from Baker Hughes Co. (BKR). Domestic changes for the period included an increase of four natural gas-directed rigs and a decline…

January 27, 2023
U.S. Adds Six Natural Gas Rigs as Oil Count Pulls Back

U.S. Adds Six Natural Gas Rigs as Oil Count Pulls Back

The U.S. natural gas rig count rose six units to 156 for the week ended Friday (Jan. 20), while a sharp pullback in the oil patch saw the combined domestic tally drop four units to 771, the latest figures from Baker Hughes Co. (BKR) show. The increase in natural gas rigs only partially offset a…

January 20, 2023
Sharp Drop in Oil Activity Sees U.S. Drilling Total Fall in Latest BKR Count

Sharp Drop in Oil Activity Sees U.S. Drilling Total Fall in Latest BKR Count

Driven by a sharp pullback in oil-directed activity, the combined U.S. rig count fell four units to 771 for the week ended Friday (Jan. 20), according to updated numbers from oilfield services provider Baker Hughes Co. (BKR). Changes domestically included a 10-rig decline in oil-directed rigs, partially offset by an increase of six natural gas-directed…

January 20, 2023
U.S. Natural Gas Drilling Total Down Two in Latest Count; Oil Activity Picks Up

U.S. Natural Gas Drilling Total Down Two in Latest Count; Oil Activity Picks Up

The U.S. natural gas rig count dropped two units to finish at 150 for the week ended Friday (Jan. 13), while gains in the oil patch lifted the combined domestic tally three units higher to 775, according to the latest figures from oilfield services provider Baker Hughes Co. (BKR). Domestic drilling activity on land was…

January 13, 2023
Permian, GOM Gain as U.S. Drilling Activity Rises in BKR’s Count

Permian, GOM Gain as U.S. Drilling Activity Rises in BKR’s Count

Bolstered by gains in the oil patch, including in the Permian Basin and the Eagle Ford Shale, the U.S. rig count rose three units to reach 775 during the week ended Friday (Jan. 13), according to updated numbers published by Baker Hughes Co. (BKR). Changes in the United States for the week included a five-rig…

January 13, 2023
Natural Gas Drilling Activity Slides to Open 2023, BKR Count Shows

Natural Gas Drilling Activity Slides to Open 2023, BKR Count Shows

The U.S. natural gas rig count fell four units to 152 for the week ended Friday (Jan. 6), while a three-rig decline in the oil patch helped lower the overall domestic tally seven rigs to 772, updated numbers from oilfield services provider Baker Hughes Co. (BKR) show. Land drilling declined by eight rigs domestically for…

January 6, 2023
Haynesville Activity Slows as U.S. Drilling Numbers Pull Back in Latest BKR Count

Haynesville Activity Slows as U.S. Drilling Numbers Pull Back in Latest BKR Count

Including a drop-off in Haynesville Shale activity, declines in both natural gas and oil drilling saw the U.S. rig count drop seven units to 772 for the week ended Friday (Jan. 6), according to the latest count from Baker Hughes Co. (BKR). Four natural gas-directed rigs exited the patch domestically, alongside three oil-directed rigs. Land…

January 6, 2023
Natural Gas Drilling Inches Higher in U.S. as Oil Count Slides

Natural Gas Drilling Inches Higher in U.S. as Oil Count Slides

The U.S. natural gas rig count rose one unit to 156 for the week ended Friday (Dec. 30), while the loss of one rig in the oil patch left the combined domestic tally unchanged at 779, according to updated figures from Baker Hughes Co. (BKR). Drilling totals on land and in the Gulf of Mexico…

December 30, 2022
U.S. Drilling Totals Steady to Close Out 2022, Latest BKR Tally Shows

U.S. Drilling Totals Steady to Close Out 2022, Latest BKR Tally Shows

Amid a number of smaller regional adjustments in drilling activity, the U.S. rig count held steady overall at 779 for the week ended Friday (Dec. 30), according to the latest figures from Baker Hughes Co. (BKR). A net decline of one oil-directed rig in the United States week/week was offset by the addition of one…

December 30, 2022
U.S. Drilling Total Edges Higher, Canadian Count Plummets Ahead of Holiday

U.S. Drilling Total Edges Higher, Canadian Count Plummets Ahead of Holiday

The U.S. rig count climbed three units to 779 for the period ended Dec. 22, bolstered by gains in the Permian Basin, according to the latest figures from oilfield services provider Baker Hughes Co. (BKR). Two oil-directed rigs and one natural gas-directed rig were added in the United States for the period. Land drilling accounted…

December 23, 2022
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