According to Baker Hughes data from February 14, 2014, the U.S rig count for this week is 1,764 rigs exploring for or developing oil or natural gas. This count is a decrease of 7 rigs when compared to last week, with oil rigs up 7 to 1,423 rigs, gas rigs down 14 to 337 rigs, and miscellaneous rigs unchanged at 4 rigs. Compared to last year the 1,764 count is an increase of 2 rigs, with oil rigs up by 86, gas rigs down by 84, and miscellaneous rigs unchanged.
The Canadian rig count increased by 3 to 624 rigs this week, with oil rigs up 6 to 415 rigs and gas rigs down 3 to 209 rigs. Compared to last year the 624 count is a decrease of 27 rigs, with oil rigs down by 85 and gas rigs up by 58. International rigs decreased by 10 to 1,325 rigs for the month of January, an increase of 46 rigs from the same month one year ago. For a history of both the US and Canadian rig count click here.
About the Rotary Rig Count
A rotary rig is one that rotates the drill pipe from the surface to either drill a new well or sidetracking an existing one. They are drilled to explore for, develop and produce oil or natural gas. The Baker Hughes Rotary Rig count includes only those rigs that are significant consumers of oilfield services and supplies.
The Baker Hughes North American Rotary Rig Count is a weekly census of the number of drilling rigs actively exploring for or developing oil or natural gas in the United States and Canada. Rigs considered active must be on location and drilling. They are considered active from the time they break ground until the time they reach their target depth.
The Baker Hughes International Rotary Rig Count is a monthly census of active drilling rigs exploring for or developing oil or natural gas outside of the United States and Canada. International rigs considered active must be drilling at least 15 days during the month. The Baker Hughes International Rotary Rig Count does not include rigs drilling in Russia or onshore China.
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