Friday, August 26, 2011

U.S. Rig Count: +1 to 1,975

The weekly Baker Hughes rig count showed a one rig increase in the national rig count, bringing the number of working rigs to 1,975. Oil rigs were up three to 1,069, gas rigs were down two to 898 and miscellaneous rigs held at eight.  By type, horizontal rigs were up two to 1,140, directional rigs were up one to 228 and vertical rigs were down two to 607.

In the Haynesville Shale region, inclusive of other formations, the rig count was down six to 133.  Texas rigs held at 49, while north Louisiana rigs were down six to 84.

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