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One Natural Gas Rig Added in U.S., Sturdy Growth in Oil Patch

One Natural Gas Rig Added in U.S., Sturdy Growth in Oil Patch

The U.S. natural gas rig count increased one unit to 77 during the short holiday work week ended Wednesday (Nov. 25), while the overall domestic tally rose sharply on a double-digit increase in the oil patch, according to the latest figures from Baker Hughes Co. (BKR). The United States added 10 rigs overall for the…

November 25, 2020
U.S. Rig Count Soars Ahead of Holiday on Increases in Permian, Eagle Ford

U.S. Rig Count Soars Ahead of Holiday on Increases in Permian, Eagle Ford

The U.S. rig count rose 10 units to 320 during the short holiday work week ended Wednesday (Nov. 25), driven by a sharp increase in oil-directed drilling, including gains in the Permian Basin and Eagle Ford Shale, according to the latest figures from Baker Hughes Co. (BKR). Gains in the United States included 10 oil-directed…

November 25, 2020
Drilling Gaining Steam in Texas as U.S. Rig Count Rises

Drilling Gaining Steam in Texas as U.S. Rig Count Rises

Spurred by an uptick in drilling activity in Texas, the U.S. rig count climbed six units to finish at 261 for the week ending Friday (Sept. 25), according to the latest tally from oilfield services provider Baker Hughes Co. (BKR). Four oil-directed rigs and two natural gas-directed units returned to action in the United States,…

September 25, 2020
U.S. Natural Gas Rig Count Down One as Domestic Drilling Activity Steady

U.S. Natural Gas Rig Count Down One as Domestic Drilling Activity Steady

The U.S. natural gas rig count dropped one unit to finish at 71 for the week ended Friday (Sept. 11) amid generally modest changes to domestic drilling activity during the period, the latest figures from Baker Hughes Co. (BKR) show. One oil-directed rig and one natural gas-directed rig exited the patch in the United States…

September 11, 2020
Marcellus, Haynesville Activity Down as U.S. Rig Count Eases Lower

Marcellus, Haynesville Activity Down as U.S. Rig Count Eases Lower

Amid declining activity in the natural gas-heavy Marcellus and Haynesville shales, the U.S. rig count fell two units to 254 for the week ending Friday (Sept. 11), according to updated figures from oilfield services (OFS) provider Baker Hughes Co. (BKR). The United States dropped one oil-directed rig and natural gas-directed rig overall during the week,…

September 11, 2020
U.S. Rig Count Steady Overall as Haynesville Up, Permian Down

U.S. Rig Count Steady Overall as Haynesville Up, Permian Down

Gains in natural gas-directed drilling offset a drop in oil activity to leave the U.S. rig count unchanged at 254 during the week ended Friday (Aug. 28), according to the latest data from oilfield services provider Baker Hughes Co. (BKR). The United States added three natural gas rigs and lost three oil rigs for the…

August 28, 2020
Permian Leads as U.S. Rig Count Climbs for First Time Post-Covid

Permian Leads as U.S. Rig Count Climbs for First Time Post-Covid

For the first time since the widespread adoption of measures to limit the spread of Covid-19 began hammering energy demand earlier this year, the United States added rigs on a week/week basis, according to the latest data from Baker Hughes Co. (BKR). The United States added 10 rigs overall during the week ending Friday (Aug.…

August 21, 2020
Permian Losses See U.S. Rig Count Sink Further

Permian Losses See U.S. Rig Count Sink Further

Driven by another week of attrition in the oil-focused Permian Basin, the U.S. rig count fell three units to 244 for the period ending Friday (Aug. 14), according to updated figures from oilfield services (OFS) provider Baker Hughes Co. (BKR). A four-rig decrease in oil-directed drilling was partially offset by a net increase of one…

August 14, 2020
U.S. Natural Gas Rig Count Steady, but More Oil Rigs Exit Patch

U.S. Natural Gas Rig Count Steady, but More Oil Rigs Exit Patch

The U.S. natural gas rig count finished unchanged at 69 for the week ended Friday (Aug. 7), while yet another round of losses in the oil patch saw the combined domestic tally grind lower, according to the latest numbers from Baker Hughes Co. (BKR). The overall U.S. rig count dropped four units — all oil-directed…

August 7, 2020
Oil Count Retreats Further as Permian Rigs Exit Patch

Oil Count Retreats Further as Permian Rigs Exit Patch

Yet another round of losses in the oil patch saw the U.S. rig count slide four units to 247 for the week ended Friday (Aug. 7), according to updated numbers from Baker Hughes Co. (BKR). Total oil-directed rigs in the United States fell four units to 176, while natural gas-directed rigs held steady at 69.…

August 7, 2020
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