HOUSTON – The US Gulf of Mexico rig count remains unchanged over the past week, staying steady at 22 according to the Baker Hughes Weekly Rig Count of Oct. 14, 2016. That number is down by 10 year-over-year.
The overall US offshore drilling rig count was also unchanged over the past week, remaining at 23, the result of the GoM rig count plus an additional rig offshore Alaska. The overall US offshore rig count is also down by 10 year-over-year.
The overall US rig count, onshore and offshore, was up by 15 week-over-week at 539, with oil rigs up by four to 432, gas rigs up by 11 to 105, and miscellaneous rigs unchanged at two.
Compared to this time last year, the overall US rig count is down by 248 rigs, with oil rigs down by 163, gas rigs down by 87, and miscellaneous rigs up by two.