According to Baker Hughes data from April 4th, 2014, the U.S rig count for this week is 1,818 rigs exploring for or developing oil or natural gas. This count is an increase of 9 rigs when compared to last week, with oil rigs up 11 to 1,498 rigs, gas rigs down 2 to 316 rigs, and miscellaneous rigs unchanged at 4 rigs. Compared to last year the 1,818 count is an increase of 80 rigs, with oil rigs up by 141, gas rigs down by 59, and miscellaneous rigs down by 2.
The Canadian rig count decreased by 63 to 235 rigs this week, following the seasonal trend associated with Canadian drill rigs. Oil rigs are down 45 to 110 rigs and gas rigs down 18 to 125 rigs. Compared to last year the 235 count is an increase of 29 rigs, with oil rigs down by 7 and gas rigs up by 36. International rigs increased by 16 to 1,341 rigs for the month of February, an increase of 66 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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