Land rigs, which lost 19 units a week ago, gained 16 back to total 1,838. Offshore rigs were up 2 units to 66. Rigs drilling in inland waters were untouched from a week ago at 10.
Oil rigs increased 11 units to 1,575 while gas rigs increased 8 units to 338. Rigs considered unclassified dropped a unit for the second straight week, and now only 1 unit remains.
Horizontal drilling rigs were up 9 units to 1,330, more than recouping last week’s 8-unit loss. Directional drilling rigs edged up a unit to 210.
For the second consecutive week Canada reported a 4-unit gain to its rig count. A 9-unit jump in gas rigs to 178 was cut into by a 5-unit loss in oil rigs to 231. Compared with this week a year ago, Canada has 10 more units.
Major states, basins
Texas once again led the major oil and-gas producing states in rigs added, claiming 12 more to reach an even 900. Pennsylvania was a distant second with a 5-unit rise to 55. Oklahoma rose 4 units to 212. Colorado and Alaska each edged up a unit to 75 and 7, respectively.
Unchanged from a week ago were North Dakota at 183, Louisiana at 117, New Mexico at 94, Wyoming at 56, California at 46, and Utah at 23.
Edging down a unit each were Ohio, West Virginia, and Arkansas, which settled at respective totals of 41, 29, and 11. Kansas’s 3-unit drop to 25 represented to largest loss in the US.