Rig Count

Natural Gas Rig Count Climbs as U.S. Drilling Activity Continues to Rise

Natural Gas Rig Count Climbs as U.S. Drilling Activity Continues to Rise

The U.S. natural gas rig count rose three units to 149 for the week ended Friday (May 13), while rising numbers in the oil patch rounded out another week of healthy gains for domestic drilling activity, the latest numbers from Baker Hughes Co. (BKR) show. Six oil-directed rigs were added along with the three natural…

May 13, 2022
Both Oil, Gas Drilling Numbers Rise as Steady Ascent for U.S. Drilling Tally Continues

Both Oil, Gas Drilling Numbers Rise as Steady Ascent for U.S. Drilling Tally Continues

With gains spread across both natural gas- and oil-directed drilling, the U.S. rig count continued its upward climb during the week ended Friday (May 13), adding nine units to reach 714, according to the latest tally from Baker Hughes Co. (BKR). Six oil-directed rigs and three natural gas-directed rigs were added in the United States…

May 13, 2022
Two Natural Gas Rigs Added in U.S. as GOM Activity Rises

Two Natural Gas Rigs Added in U.S. as GOM Activity Rises

The U.S. natural gas rig count rose two units to 146 for the week ended Friday (May 6), while the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) added three rigs to raise its tally to 16, according to updated figures published by Baker Hughes Co. (BKR). Including the addition of five oil-directed rigs, the combined domestic rig count…

May 6, 2022
U.S. Drilling Totals Rise Amid Notable Bump in GOM Activity

U.S. Drilling Totals Rise Amid Notable Bump in GOM Activity

Including expanded activity in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM), the U.S. rig count rose seven units to 705 for the week ended Friday (May 6), according to the latest tally from Baker Hughes Co. (BKR). Five oil-directed rigs and two natural gas-directed rigs were added in the United States for the week, putting the combined…

May 6, 2022
Natural Gas Drilling Steady in U.S. as Oil Activity Rises

Natural Gas Drilling Steady in U.S. as Oil Activity Rises

The U.S. natural gas rig count held flat at 144 for the week ended Friday (April 29), while oil-directed drilling gains lifted the combined domestic tally three units to 698, according to updated figures from Baker Hughes Co. (BKR). Activity gains in the United States included net increases of two rigs on land and one…

April 29, 2022
Oil Patch Drives Rising U.S. Drilling Totals in Latest Baker Tally

Oil Patch Drives Rising U.S. Drilling Totals in Latest Baker Tally

Increasing activity in the oil patch lifted the U.S. rig count three units higher to 698 for the week ended Friday (April 29), according to the latest figures from oilfield services provider Baker Hughes Co. (BKR). Activity gains in the United States for the week resulted entirely from oil-directed drilling and also included net increases…

April 29, 2022
Natural Gas, Oil Drilling Totals Tick Higher in U.S.

Natural Gas, Oil Drilling Totals Tick Higher in U.S.

The U.S. natural gas rig count climbed one unit to 144 during the week ended Friday (April 22), matching a one-rig increase in the oil patch, according to updated figures from Baker Hughes Co. (BKR).  Two rigs were added on land, along with one offshore (not in the Gulf of Mexico), while one rig exited…

April 22, 2022
U.S. Drilling Activity Ticks Higher Amid Gains in Williston

U.S. Drilling Activity Ticks Higher Amid Gains in Williston

Incremental activity gains in the Williston Basin helped nudge the U.S. rig count two units higher to 695 for the week ended Friday (April 22), updated numbers from oilfield services provider Baker Hughes Co. (BKR) show. One oil-directed rig and one natural gas-directed rig were added overall in the United States for the week. Two…

April 22, 2022
Activity Ramps Up in Permian, Eagle Ford as U.S. Drilling Total Rises

Activity Ramps Up in Permian, Eagle Ford as U.S. Drilling Total Rises

Including upticks in drilling activity in the Permian Basin and Eagle Ford Shale, the U.S. rig count ratcheted higher during the week ending Thursday (April 14), climbing four units to 693, according to the latest tally from Baker Hughes Co. (BKR). Two oil-directed rigs and two natural gas-directed rigs were added in the United States…

April 14, 2022
Oil Drilling Rises Sharply in U.S. as Natural Gas Rigs Increase by Three

Oil Drilling Rises Sharply in U.S. as Natural Gas Rigs Increase by Three

The U.S. natural gas rig count rose three units to 141 for the week ended Friday (April 8), while the Permian Basin led a surge in oil-directed activity, according to the latest tally from Baker Hughes Co. (BKR). Oil-directed rigs increased by 13 in the United States for the week, helping to push the combined…

April 8, 2022