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U.S. Rig Count by Type and Target
January 1997 - September 14, 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

9/14/2018 9/7/2018 6/15/2018 Weekly 3 Months Weekly 3 Months
Anadarko 138 135 136 3 2 2.2% 1.5%
Oil 135 132 135 3 0 2.3% 0.0%
Gas 3 3 1 0 2 0.0% 200.0%
Cana Woodford* 66 66 72 0 -6 0.0% -8.3%
Oil 66 66 72 0 -6 0.0% -8.3%
Gas 0 0 0 0 0 N.M. N.M.
Bakken 54 53 57 1 -3 1.9% -5.3%
Oil 54 53 57 1 -3 1.9% -5.3%
Gas 0 0 0 0 0 N.M. N.M.
Eagle Ford 89 89 95 0 -6 0.0% -6.3%
Oil 79 79 85 0 -6 0.0% -7.1%
Gas 10 10 10 0 0 0.0% 0.0%
Granite Wash 13 13 16 0 -3 0.0% -18.8%
Oil 12 12 15 0 -3 0.0% -20.0%
Gas 1 1 1 0 0 0.0% 0.0%
Haynesville 53 54 62 -1 -9 -1.9% -14.5%
Oil 2 2 3 0 -1 0.0% -33.3%
Gas 51 52 59 -1 -8 -1.9% -13.6%
Marcellus 57 54 55 3 2 5.6% 3.6%
Oil 0 0 0 0 0 N.M. N.M.
Gas 57 54 55 3 2 5.6% 3.6%
Mississippian 10 8 9 2 1 25.0% 11.1%
Oil 10 8 9 2 1 25.0% 11.1%
Gas 0 0 0 0 0 N.M. N.M.
Niobrara 49 48 47 1 2 2.1% 4.3%
Oil 42 41 39 1 3 2.4% 7.7%
Gas 7 7 8 0 -1 0.0% -12.5%
Permian 483 484 476 -1 7 -0.2% 1.5%
Oil 483 484 475 -1 8 -0.2% 1.7%
Gas 0 0 1 0 -1 N.M. -100.0%
Utica 18 19 21 -1 -3 -5.3% -14.3%
Oil 0 0 0 0 0 N.M. N.M.
Gas 17 18 21 -1 -4 -5.6% -19.0%
Total 964 957 974 7 -10 0.7% -1.0%
Oil 817 811 818 6 -1 0.7% -0.1%
Gas 146 145 156 1 -10 0.7% -6.4%
*Cana Woodford is part of the Anadarko Basin

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