BHI: US drilling rig count unchanged for second straight week

For a second consecutive week the US drilling rig count was unchanged at 1,931 rigs working during the week ended Sept. 26, Baker Hughes Inc. reported.

This time, a 2-unit rise in land rigs to 1,858 was offset by a 2-unit decline in rigs drilling in inland waters to 11. Offshore rigs were unchanged at 62.

A 9-unit jump in gas rigs to 338 was nullified in the overall count by a 9-unit drop in oil rigs to 1,592. One rig considered unclassified remains from last week.

Horizontal drilling rigs gained 6 units 1,347 while directional drilling rigs edged down 1 unit to 2011.

In Canada, meanwhile, its rig count shot up 52 units to 429, 39 more than reported this week a year ago. A majority of the rise came from a 44-unit leap in oil rigs to 246. Gas rigs increased 8 units to 183.

Major states, basins

It was another week of light activity in the major oil- and gas-producing states. Wyoming’s 3-unit rise to a total of 60 led them all, with New Mexico’s 2-unit rise to 101 representing just the second multi-rig gain. Up a unit each were Colorado at 77, West Virginia at 27, and Alaska, which collected 3 units last week, at 11.

Unchanged from a week ago were North Dakota at 189, Louisiana at 113, Ohio at 42, Kansas at 25, Utah at 23, and Arkansas at 12.

Pennsylvania and California were each down a unit, now reporting respective totals of 57 and 45. Oklahoma lost 2 units to 213. Texas relinquished 3 units to 897, reflected in the Permian’s 4-unit drop to 556 and Barnett’s 3-unit drop to 22.

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