Friday, May 27, 2011

U.S. Rig Count: +17 to 1,847

The weekly Baker Hughes count of working rigs in the U .S. showed a 17 rig increase to 1,847.  Gas rigs were up 15 to 881, oil rigs were up four to 958 and miscellaneous rigs were down two to eight.  By type, horizontal rigs were up 16 to 1,054, directional rigs were up seven to 232 and vertical rigs were down six to 561.

In the Haynesville region, inclusive of other formations, the rig count dropped by five to 153.  North Louisiana was down four to 102 while east Texas was down one to 51.

The detailed Haynesville Shale count should be available mid-late afternoon.

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