US Gulf of Mexico rig count up by one to 23

Offshore staff

HOUSTON – The US Gulf of Mexico rig count increased by one over the past week to reach 23, according to the Baker Hughes Weekly Rig Count of Jan. 6, 2017. That number is down by four year-over-year.

The overall US offshore drilling rig count was a bit higher, with the addition of one rig working offshore Alaska. That rig plus the Gulf rig count pushed the overall US offshore rig count up by one to 24. That number is also down by three year-over-year.

The overall US rig count, onshore and offshore, was up by seven week-over-week at 665, with oil rigs up by four to 529, gas rigs up by three to 135, and miscellaneous rigs up by one.

Compared to this time last year, the overall US rig count is up by one, with oil rigs up by 13, gas rigs down by 13, and miscellaneous rigs up by one.


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