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U.S. Rig Count by Type and Target
January 1997 - January 5, 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

1/5/2018 12/29/2017 1/6/2017 Weekly Annual Weekly Annual
Anadarko 115 117 82 -2 33 -1.7% 40.2%
Oil 115 117 81 -2 34 -1.7% 42.0%
Gas 0 0 1 0 -1 N.M. -100.0%
Cana Woodford 73 73 37 0 36 0.0% 97.3%
Oil 73 73 36 0 37 0.0% 102.8%
Gas 0 0 1 0 -1 N.M. -100.0%
Bakken 46 47 33 -1 13 -2.1% 39.4%
Oil 46 47 33 -1 13 -2.1% 39.4%
Gas 0 0 0 0 0 N.M. N.M.
Eagle Ford 80 80 54 0 26 0.0% 48.1%
Oil 72 73 47 -1 25 -1.4% 53.2%
Gas 8 7 7 1 1 14.3% 14.3%
Granite Wash 12 12 10 0 2 0.0% 20.0%
Oil 12 12 10 0 2 0.0% 20.0%
Gas 0 0 0 0 0 N.M. N.M.
Haynesville 51 52 32 -1 19 -1.9% 59.4%
Oil 4 4 1 0 3 0.0% 300.0%
Gas 47 48 31 -1 16 -2.1% 51.6%
Marcellus 49 49 41 0 8 0.0% 19.5%
Oil 0 0 0 0 0 N.M. N.M.
Gas 49 49 41 0 8 0.0% 19.5%
Mississippian 6 7 10 -1 -4 -14.3% -40.0%
Oil 6 7 10 -1 -4 -14.3% -40.0%
Gas 0 0 0 0 0 N.M. N.M.
Niobrara 42 44 39 -2 3 -4.5% 7.7%
Oil 34 36 34 -2 0 -5.6% 0.0%
Gas 8 8 5 0 3 0.0% 60.0%
Permian 400 398 267 2 133 0.5% 49.8%
Oil 400 398 267 2 133 0.5% 49.8%
Gas 0 0 0 0 0 N.M. N.M.
Utica 27 27 20 0 7 0.0% 35.0%
Oil 1 1 0 0 1 0.0% N.M.
Gas 26 26 20 0 6 0.0% 30.0%
Total 828 833 588 -5 240 -0.6% 40.8%
Oil 690 695 483 -5 207 -0.7% 42.9%
Gas 138 138 105 0 33 0.0% 31.4%

Exploratory and Developmental Drilling

Rigs Targeting Oil
Rigs Targeting Natural Gas

Vertical, Directional and Horizontal



 
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