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U.S. Rig Count by Type and Target
January 1997 - December 25, 2017

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

12/15/2017 12/8/2017 12/16/2016 Weekly Annual Weekly Annual
Anadarko 118 119 81 -1 37 -0.8% 45.7%
Oil 118 119 79 -1 39 -0.8% 49.4%
Gas 0 0 2 0 -2 N.M. -100.0%
Cana Woodford 69 73 34 -4 35 -5.5% 102.9%
Oil 69 73 33 -4 36 -5.5% 109.1%
Gas 0 0 1 0 -1 N.M. -100.0%
Bakken 48 48 31 0 17 0.0% 54.8%
Oil 48 48 31 0 17 0.0% 54.8%
Gas 0 0 0 0 0 N.M. N.M.
Eagle Ford 80 81 48 -1 32 -1.2% 66.7%
Oil 73 74 41 -1 32 -1.4% 78.0%
Gas 7 7 7 0 0 0.0% 0.0%
Granite Wash 12 10 14 2 -2 20.0% -14.3%
Oil 12 10 13 2 -1 20.0% -7.7%
Gas 0 0 1 0 -1 N.M. -100.0%
Haynesville 54 53 30 1 24 1.9% 80.0%
Oil 4 4 1 0 3 0.0% 300.0%
Gas 50 49 29 1 21 2.0% 72.4%
Marcellus 49 46 41 3 8 6.5% 19.5%
Oil 0 0 0 0 0 N.M. N.M.
Gas 49 46 41 3 8 6.5% 19.5%
Mississippian 8 8 9 0 -1 0.0% -11.1%
Oil 8 8 9 0 -1 0.0% -11.1%
Gas 0 0 0 0 0 N.M. N.M.
Niobrara 42 43 38 -1 4 -2.3% 10.5%
Oil 35 35 33 0 2 0.0% 6.1%
Gas 7 8 5 -1 2 -12.5% 40.0%
Permian 398 401 258 -3 140 -0.7% 54.3%
Oil 398 401 258 -3 140 -0.7% 54.3%
Gas 0 0 0 0 0 N.M. N.M.
Utica 26 26 18 0 8 0.0% 44.4%
Oil 1 1 0 0 1 0.0% N.M.
Gas 25 25 18 0 7 0.0% 38.9%
Total 835 835 568 0 267 0.0% 47.0%
Oil 697 700 465 -3 232 -0.4% 49.9%
Gas 138 135 103 3 35 2.2% 34.0%
Exploratory and Developmental Drilling

Rigs Targeting Oil
Rigs Targeting Natural Gas

Vertical, Directional and Horizontal



 
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