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Current Active Drilling Rigs Report

Current Active Drilling Rigs – November 2022

November 18, 2022

Over the past month, oil prices have peaked and valleyed. On October 19th, prices closed at $85.55. Since then, prices hit a low of $84.51 on October 20th and a high of $92.61 on November 4th. On November 18th, prices closed at $80.17.

The November 18th Baker Hughes rig count report shows an increase in the active rig count. Baker Hughes reports 782 active drilling rigs in the US. One month ago, the total active rig count was 768, and one year ago it was 563 rigs.

The oil rig count is currently 623 rigs, compared to 610 one month ago, and 461 one year ago. The gas rig count is 157, compared to 156 one month ago and 102 last November.

November 2022 Rig Count by Shale*

Active Oil and Gas Drilling Rigs in the United States by Major Oil Shale as of November, 2022

In the major plays, the Permian Basin rig count is at 349 rigs, which is up 3 rigs from October.

In east Texas, the Eagle Ford shale is at 71 active rigs, up one from the October count.

The Haynesville shale rig count is at 70 rigs, the same number as last month

The Anadarko rig count is 69 rigs, up three from a month ago.

The active rig count in the Niobrara Shale is 46 rigs, one more than the October count.

The Bakken Shale rig count is at 42 rigs, which is up three rigs in the last month.

The Appalachian has 52 active rigs, which is down one from the October count.

November 2022 Rig Count by State*

Active oil and gas drilling rig counts as of November, 2022

*Data from November 18, 2022, Baker Hughes Report.

Bakken Region Total: 42
Montana: 4
North Dakota: 38
Rocky Mountain Total: 162
Colorado: 22
New Mexico: 103
Utah: 13
Wyoming: 24
Central Plains Total: 66
Oklahoma: 66
Kansas: 0
Arkansas: 0
Gulf States Total: 62
Alabama: 0
Louisiana North: 47
Louisiana South (land & offshore): 15
Mississippi: 0
Texas Total: 373
Texas RRC
District 1: 28
District 2: 25
District 3: 10
District 4: 24
District 5: 4
District 6: 26
District 7B: 2
District 7C: 26
District 8: 207
District 8A: 14
District 9: 3
District 10: 4
Appalachian Total: 52
Ohio: 13
Pennsylvania: 22
West Virginia: 17

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