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Current Active Drilling Rigs

Current Active Drilling Rigs – October 2018

October 17, 2018

October 2018 Current Active Drilling Rigs

The Baker Hughes Rig Count shows 1063 active drilling rigs in the US as of October 12th. This is an increase of 8 rigs from the September 14th count, and an increase of 135 rigs as compared to October 2017.

*Data from October 124, 2018, Baker Hughes Report.

October 2018 Rig Count by State

October 2018 Current active drilling rigs


Bakken Total: 52
North Dakota: 52
Montana: 0
Rocky Mountain Total: 171
Colorado: 33
New Mexico: 102
Utah: 6
Wyoming: 30
Central Plains Total: 143
Oklahoma: 142
Kansas: 1
Arkansas: 0
Gulf States Total: 70
Alabama: 1
Louisiana North: 34
Louisiana South (land & offshore): 30
Mississippi: 5
Texas Total: 531
Texas RRC
District 1: 39
District 2: 32
District 3: 18
District 4: 13
District 5: 6
District 6: 22
District 7B: 1
District 7C: 38
District 8: 331
District 8A: 19
District 9: 1
District 10: 11
Marcellus Total: 75
Ohio: 17
Pennsylvania: 45
West Virginia: 13

The Permian Basin continues to be the most active drilling region. The October count in the Permian is 489 rigs, up 6 rigs from September.

The Texas Railroad Commission reports the number of well completions in the Permian for September was 317. The number of original drilling permits issued for the Permian in September was 469, 433 of these are new drilling permits.

The Eagle Ford shale is at 77 active rigs, down 1 from the September count of 78.

There are 50 active rigs in the Haynesville shale, compared to 48 rigs one month ago.

The Anadarko rig count is at 142, up 3 rigs from September.

In the Rockies, the active rig count in the Niobrara Shale is at 63 rigs, a gain of 1 active rig, from September.

The Bakken Shale rig count is 52 rigs, down 2 from 1 month ago.

The Marcellus/Utica has 77 active rigs, which is the same count as September.

October 2018 Oil Prices

The WTI price closed at $71.34 on October 12. For more detailed news and information on the oil industry please visit our oilfield news and information page.

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