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U.S. Rig Count by Type and Target
January 1997 - April 13, 2018

By Play
By State

Bakken
Anadarko
Cana Woodford
Barnett Shale
Barnett Shale Core Counties
Granite Wash
Tuscaloosa Marine Shale
Mississippian
Woodford
Marcellus Shale
Utica
Haynesville Shale
Eagle Ford

Permian Basin
Niobrara

Arkansas
Louisiana

Texas
Texas Railroad Commission Districts
Texas RRC 1
Texas RRC 2
Texas RRC 3
Texas RRC 4
Texas RRC 5
Texas RRC 6
Texas RRC 7B
Texas RRC 7C
Texas RRC 8
Texas RRC 8A
Texas RRC 9
Texas RRC 10

Unconventional Play Rig Counts
Change
Percent Change

4/13/2018 4/6/2018 4/13/2017 Weekly Annual Weekly Annual
Anadarko 125 125 118 0 7 0.0% 5.9%
Oil 124 124 117 0 7 0.0% 6.0%
Gas 1 1 1 0 0 0.0% 0.0%
Cana Woodford* 65 63 52 2 13 3.2% 25.0%
Oil 65 63 52 2 13 3.2% 25.0%
Gas 0 0 0 0 0 N.M. N.M.
Bakken 55 55 43 0 12 0.0% 27.9%
Oil 55 55 43 0 12 0.0% 27.9%
Gas 0 0 0 0 0 N.M. N.M.
Eagle Ford 88 87 86 1 2 1.1% 2.3%
Oil 81 79 79 2 2 2.5% 2.5%
Gas 7 8 7 -1 0 -12.5% 0.0%
Granite Wash 12 12 9 0 3 0.0% 33.3%
Oil 12 12 9 0 3 0.0% 33.3%
Gas 0 0 0 0 0 N.M. N.M.
Haynesville 58 58 44 0 14 0.0% 31.8%
Oil 2 2 2 0 0 0.0% 0.0%
Gas 56 56 42 0 14 0.0% 33.3%
Marcellus 57 58 46 -1 11 -1.7% 23.9%
Oil 0 0 0 0 0 N.M. N.M.
Gas 57 58 45 -1 12 -1.7% 26.7%
Mississippian 5 6 13 -1 -8 -16.7% -61.5%
Oil 5 6 13 -1 -8 -16.7% -61.5%
Gas 0 0 0 0 0 N.M. N.M.
Niobrara 46 46 37 0 9 0.0% 24.3%
Oil 39 39 31 0 8 0.0% 25.8%
Gas 7 7 6 0 1 0.0% 16.7%
Permian 445 444 339 1 106 0.2% 31.3%
Oil 445 444 339 1 106 0.2% 31.3%
Gas 0 0 0 0 0 N.M. N.M.
Utica 23 22 22 1 1 4.5% 4.5%
Oil 0 0 0 0 0 N.M. N.M.
Gas 23 22 22 1 1 4.5% 4.5%
Total 914 913 757 1 157 0.1% 20.7%
Oil 763 761 633 2 130 0.3% 20.5%
Gas 151 152 123 -1 28 -0.7% 22.8%
*Cana Woodford is part of the Anadarko Basin

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