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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
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 Inches Higher Ahead of Holiday; Canada Posts Steep Drop

U.S. Natural Gas Drilling Inches Higher Ahead of Holiday; Canada Posts Steep Drop

The U.S. natural gas rig count climbed one unit to reach 155 for the period ended Dec. 22, while Canada’s drilling total saw a steep drop that mirrored year-earlier declines, the latest numbers from Baker Hughes Co. (BKR) show. Along with the one natural gas-directed unit, two oil-directed rigs were also added in the United…

December 23, 2022
Drilling Activity Steady in U.S. Following Holiday, BKR Count Shows

Drilling Activity Steady in U.S. Following Holiday, BKR Count Shows

In terms of changes to overall activity levels, it was a quiet week for U.S. drillers, with the natural gas rig count holding steady at 155 for the week ended Friday (Dec. 2), according to the latest figures from Baker Hughes Co. (BKR). Total oil-directed drilling in the United States was also flat for the…

December 2, 2022
Natural Gas Drilling Slows in U.S. as Oil Count Rises, Latest BKR Tally Shows

Natural Gas Drilling Slows in U.S. as Oil Count Rises, Latest BKR Tally Shows

The U.S. natural gas rig count dropped two units to fall to 155 for the holiday-shortened week ended Wednesday (Nov. 23), while gains in the oil patch led the overall domestic tally two units higher to 784, according to the latest data from Baker Hughes Co. (BKR). Offsetting the natural gas declines, four oil-directed rigs…

November 23, 2022
Oil Activity Picks  Up, Natural Gas Slows Down Ahead of Thanksgiving Holiday

Oil Activity Picks Up, Natural Gas Slows Down Ahead of Thanksgiving Holiday

Driven by gains in the oil patch, the U.S. rig count added two rigs overall to reach 784 during the holiday-shortened work week ended Wednesday (Nov. 23), according to updated numbers published by oilfield services provider Baker Hughes Co. (BKR). Four oil-directed rigs were added in the United States for the period, partially offset by…

November 23, 2022
Iron Horse Expanding Natural Gas Processing in Anadarko Basin

Iron Horse Expanding Natural Gas Processing in Anadarko Basin

Iron Horse Midstream is adding another natural gas cryogenic processing plant at its 120-acre complex in Grady County, OK, in the heart of the Anadarko Basin. The Dallas-based firm said the 200 MMcf/d plant would boost natural gas processing capacity in the SCOOP/STACK (South Central Oklahoma Oil Province and Sooner Trend of the Anadarko Basin,…

November 23, 2022
Helmerich & Payne Sees Strong Rig Demand in North America, Growing International Business

Helmerich & Payne Sees Strong Rig Demand in North America, Growing International Business

With oil and natural gas development rising, Tulsa-based driller Helmerich & Payne Inc. (H&P) is on course to achieve the best economic returns in eight years, CEO John Lindsay said recently.  “We are beginning to recognize economic returns at levels that we have not experienced since 2014,” Lindsay said during the fiscal fourth quarter quarter…

November 21, 2022
U.S. Drilling Tally Rises on Natural Gas, Oil Activity Gains

U.S. Drilling Tally Rises on Natural Gas, Oil Activity Gains

Bolstered by modest gains in both natural gas and oil drilling, the combined U.S. rig count climbed three units to 782 for the week ended Friday (Nov. 18), according to updated numbers published by Baker Hughes Co. (BKR). Changes in the United States for the week included gains of two natural gas-directed rigs and one…

November 18, 2022
Natural Gas Drilling Flat in Latest BKR Count; Permian, GOM Totals Climb

Natural Gas Drilling Flat in Latest BKR Count; Permian, GOM Totals Climb

The U.S. natural gas rig count finished unchanged at 155 for the week ended Nov. 11, while gains in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) and in the Permian Basin helped drive the combined domestic tally nine units higher to 779, according to updated numbers published Friday by Baker Hughes Co. (BKR). Oil-directed drilling accounted for…

November 14, 2022
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