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U.S. Rig Count by Type and Target
January 1997 - July 20, 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

7/20/2018 7/13/2018 7/21/2017 Weekly Annual Weekly Annual
Anadarko 136 139 127 -3 9 -2.2% 7.1%
Oil 134 138 127 -4 7 -2.9% 5.5%
Gas 2 1 0 1 2 100.0% N.M.
Cana Woodford* 71 69 59 2 12 2.9% 20.3%
Oil 71 69 59 2 12 2.9% 20.3%
Gas 0 0 0 0 0 N.M. N.M.
Bakken 56 57 55 -1 1 -1.8% 1.8%
Oil 56 57 55 -1 1 -1.8% 1.8%
Gas 0 0 0 0 0 N.M. N.M.
Eagle Ford 93 93 88 0 5 0.0% 5.7%
Oil 84 84 79 0 5 0.0% 6.3%
Gas 9 9 9 0 0 0.0% 0.0%
Granite Wash 12 15 14 -3 -2 -20.0% -14.3%
Oil 11 15 14 -4 -3 -26.7% -21.4%
Gas 1 0 0 1 1 N.M. N.M.
Haynesville 57 57 49 0 8 0.0% 16.3%
Oil 3 3 4 0 -1 0.0% -25.0%
Gas 54 54 45 0 9 0.0% 20.0%
Marcellus 53 54 47 -1 6 -1.9% 12.8%
Oil 0 0 0 0 0 N.M. N.M.
Gas 53 54 47 -1 6 -1.9% 12.8%
Mississippian 11 11 9 0 2 0.0% 22.2%
Oil 11 11 9 0 2 0.0% 22.2%
Gas 0 0 0 0 0 N.M. N.M.
Niobrara 47 46 47 1 0 2.2% 0.0%
Oil 40 39 40 1 0 2.6% 0.0%
Gas 7 7 7 0 0 0.0% 0.0%
Permian 476 476 374 0 102 0.0% 27.3%
Oil 475 475 374 0 101 0.0% 27.0%
Gas 1 1 0 0 1 0.0% N.M.
Utica 21 20 27 1 -6 5.0% -22.2%
Oil 0 0 0 0 0 N.M. N.M.
Gas 21 20 27 1 -6 5.0% -22.2%
Total 962 968 837 -6 125 -0.6% 14.9%
Oil 814 822 702 -8 112 -1.0% 16.0%
Gas 148 146 135 2 13 1.4% 9.6%
*Cana Woodford is part of the Anadarko Basin

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Vertical, Directional and Horizontal



 
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