According to Baker Hughes data from October 31st 2014, the U.S rig count for this week is 1,929 rigs exploring for or developing oil or natural gas. This count represents an increase of 2 rigs compared to last week, with oil rigs down 13 to 1,582 rigs, gas rigs up 14 to 346 rigs, and miscellaneous rigs up 1 rig to 1 rig. Compared to last year the 1,929 count is an increase of 187 rigs, with oil rigs up by 206 gas rigs down by 14, and miscellaneous rigs down by 5.
The Canadian rig count increased by 3 to 429 rigs this week, with oil rigs up 5 to 237 rigs and gas rigs down 2 to 192 rigs. Compared to last year the 429 count is an increase of 35 rigs, with oil rigs up by 4 and gas rigs up by 31. International rigs decreased by 16 to 1,323 rigs for the month of September, an increase of 39 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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