Rig Count

Three Natural Gas Rigs Added in U.S. as Drilling Activity Continues to Rise

Three Natural Gas Rigs Added in U.S. as Drilling Activity Continues to Rise

The U.S. natural gas rig count climbed three units to 88 for the week ending Friday (Jan. 22), helping to extend a trend of steady growth in domestic drilling activity going back to last year, the latest figures from oilfield services provider Baker Hughes Co. (BKR) show. Including the addition of two oil-directed rigs, the…

January 22, 2021
Gains in Natural Gas Patch Help Continue Recovery in U.S. Rig Activity

Gains in Natural Gas Patch Help Continue Recovery in U.S. Rig Activity

The U.S. rig count increased five units to 378 for the week ending Friday (Jan. 22), with gains distributed across both oil- and natural gas-focused drilling, according to the latest figures from oilfield services provider Baker Hughes Co. (BKR). The United States saw a net increase of three natural gas-directed rigs, along with two oil-directed…

January 22, 2021
U.S. Count Adds Baker’s Dozen on Gains in Oil Patch; One Natural Gas Rig Added

U.S. Count Adds Baker’s Dozen on Gains in Oil Patch; One Natural Gas Rig Added

The U.S. natural gas rig count climbed one unit to 85 for the week ending Friday (Jan. 15), while the number of active oil rigs surged by double digits, according to data published by Baker Hughes Co. (BKR). The latest BKR numbers, which are based on data provided in part by Enverus, showed a net…

January 15, 2021
Permian Posts Double-Digit Rig Increase, Spurring U.S. Count Higher

Permian Posts Double-Digit Rig Increase, Spurring U.S. Count Higher

A surge in oil-directed drilling led by the Permian Basin sent the U.S. rig count 13 units higher to 373 for the week ending Friday (Jan. 15), according to data published by Baker Hughes Co. (BKR). The latest BKR numbers, which are based on data provided in part by Enverus, showed an increase of 12…

January 15, 2021
U.S. Adds One Natural Gas Rig as Drilling Total Surges on Oil Gains

U.S. Adds One Natural Gas Rig as Drilling Total Surges on Oil Gains

The U.S. natural gas rig count rose one unit to 84 for the period ending Friday (Jan. 8), while gains in the oil patch saw the overall domestic drilling tally surge higher, according to the latest weekly numbers published Friday by oilfield services provider Baker Hughes Co. (BKR). In the United States, drillers added eight…

January 8, 2021
Permian, Marcellus Totals on Rise as U.S. Rig Count Surges

Permian, Marcellus Totals on Rise as U.S. Rig Count Surges

Amid large gains in the Permian Basin and the Marcellus Shale, the U.S. rig count surged 9 units higher to 360 for the period ending Friday (Jan. 8), according to the latest weekly numbers published Friday by oilfield services provider Baker Hughes Co. (BKR). The rise in domestic drilling included an increase of eight oil-directed…

January 8, 2021
U.S. Rig Count Surges Higher on Gains in Both Oil, Natural Gas Drilling

U.S. Rig Count Surges Higher on Gains in Both Oil, Natural Gas Drilling

Notable increases in both oil and natural gas drilling sent the U.S. rig count surging 15 units higher to 338 during the week ending Friday (Dec. 11), according to figures from oilfield services provider Baker Hughes Co. (BKR). The United States added 12 oil-directed rigs along with four natural gas-directed, partially offset by a decline…

December 11, 2020
Natural Gas Rig Count Down Two; Oil Growth Propelling Rise in U.S. Drilling

Natural Gas Rig Count Down Two; Oil Growth Propelling Rise in U.S. Drilling

The U.S. natural gas rig count dropped two units to 75 for the week ending Friday (Dec. 4), while another week of growth in the oil patch lifted the overall domestic count higher, according to the latest figures published by oilfield services provider Baker Hughes Co. (BKR). The United States saw a net increase of…

December 4, 2020
Growth in Oil Drilling Spurs U.S. Rig Count Higher; Natural Gas Rigs Decrease

Growth in Oil Drilling Spurs U.S. Rig Count Higher; Natural Gas Rigs Decrease

Another week of growth in the oil patch lifted the U.S. rig count three units to 323 for the week ending Friday (Dec. 4), according to the latest figures published by oilfield services provider Baker Hughes Co. (BKR). The United States saw a net increase of five oil-directed rigs for the week, offsetting a decline…

December 4, 2020
U.S. Adds Three Natural Gas Rigs as Oil Drilling Slows

U.S. Adds Three Natural Gas Rigs as Oil Drilling Slows

The U.S. natural gas rig count climbed three units to 76 for the week ending Friday (Nov. 20), while a slowdown in the oil patch dragged the overall domestic tally slightly lower, according to the latest numbers from Baker Hughes Co. (BKR). The combined U.S. rig count fell two units overall to 310 after a…

November 20, 2020
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