Rig Count

More Signs of Post-Ida Recovery in Latest Tally of GOM Drilling Activity

More Signs of Post-Ida Recovery in Latest Tally of GOM Drilling Activity

Propelled by rising activity in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) amid the recovery from Hurricane Ida-related impacts, the U.S. rig count rose nine units to 521 for the week ended Friday (Sept. 24), according to Baker Hughes Co. (BKR). Ten oil-directed rigs were added in the United States for the week, offsetting a one-rig decline…

September 24, 2021
Oil Patch Spurs Rise in Domestic Drilling as Natural Gas Rig Count Eases Lower

Oil Patch Spurs Rise in Domestic Drilling as Natural Gas Rig Count Eases Lower

The U.S. natural gas rig count eased one unit lower to make it an even 100 for the week ended Friday (Sept. 17), while higher drilling totals in the oil patch saw the overall domestic tally climb sharply for the period, the latest figures from Baker Hughes Co. (BKR) show. A 10-rig increase in oil-directed…

September 17, 2021
Activity Rises in Permian, Eagle Ford as U.S. Rig Count Climbs on Oil Drilling

Activity Rises in Permian, Eagle Ford as U.S. Rig Count Climbs on Oil Drilling

Increased activity in the Permian Basin and Eagle Ford Shale helped push the U.S. rig count nine units higher to 512 during the week ended Friday (Sept. 17), according to the latest data from Baker Hughes Co. (BKR). A 10-rig increase in oil-directed drilling offset a one-rig decline in natural gas-directed rigs in the United…

September 17, 2021
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