Friday, December 11, 2009

Rig Counts Up

The weekly Baker Hughes rig count showed a relatively sizable increase in working rigs.  Nationally, the count was 1,161, up 20 rigs.  The increase was nearly evenly split between oil and gas, and of the 20, 11 were horizontal, six directional and three vertical.

In the Haynesville Shale region of E. Texas and N. Louisiana, which includes other formations, the count was up six rigs, two in Texas and one in Louisiana. 

I culled through the data rig-by-rig to put together a more detailed list (see link in blue box at top-right of page).  For the Louisiana rigs, I matched the rigs working on Haynesville wells with their serial numbers and location specs.  I didn't have the time (or bandwidth) to attempt this for the Texas rigs, so I left them off for now.  I counted 110 Louisiana Haynesville rigs, not including two that I couldn't find in the DNR records).  There seems to be some lag with the Baker Hughes records because I noticed at least one drilling entry for a well that is supposedly already producing. 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I just have a couple of comments on the LA Haynesville rig list.

You may want to include the Nabors M46 & Nabors F01 rigs. Also the Unit Texas #316 is on a Haynesville well even though this is a CV unit. The well is actually in Bienville Parish also. Finally, the Unit #306 (Cupples H2) is redundant & no longer drilling.

Thanks for the list.

Les B