Friday, September 3, 2010

U.S. Rig Count: -3 to 1,653

The U.S. rig count took a breather this week and was down by three to 1,653, the first negative move since the first week of June and the start of the deepwater drilling moratorium. Interestingly, gas rigs were up by four (to 977) and oil rigs were down by seven (to 665).  By type, directional rigs were down three, horizontal rigs were down one and vertical rigs were up one.

In the Haynesville Shale region, inclusive of other formations, the rig count was down two rigs to 203.  There was one new rig working in north Louisiana, bringing the total there to 138, while there were three fewer rigs working in east Texas, bringing the total there to 65.

Detailed Haynesville rig counts with maps will be posted later today or tomorrow, depending on my schedule.

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