EnergyEconomist.com Weekly Rotary Rig Count
For a better long term perspective on North American drilling activity check out the long term graphs on the Rotary Rig Count page.

North American Workover Rig Count

International Rotary Rig Counts

International Rotary Rig Count Table
Oil & Gas Split
Graphic Overview
Short Term - Land/Offshore graphs & table
Long Term - Land/Offshore graphs & table
North American Rig Count
Change
Percent Change

12/08/2017 12/01/2017 12/09/2016 Weekly Annual Weekly Annual
Total U.S. 931 929 624 2 307 0.2% 49.2%
Offshore 20 20 22 0 (2) 0.0% -9.1%
Land 911 909 602 2 309 0.2% 51.3%
Inland Waters 2 1 1 1 1 100.0% 100.0%
Oil 751 749 498 2 253 0.3% 50.8%
Percent 80.7% 80.6% 79.8% 0.0% 0.9%

Gas 180 180 125 0 55 0.0% 44.0%
Percent 19.3% 19.4% 20.0% -0.0% -0.7%

Directional 71 71 51 0 20 0.0% 39.2%
Horizontal 796 792 503 4 293 0.5% 58.3%
Vertical 64 66 70 -2 -6 -3.0% -8.6%
Gulf of Mexico 20 20 22 0 -2 0.0% -9.1%
Gulf Oil 16 16 22 0 -6 0.0% -27.3%
Percent 80.0% 80.0% 100.0% 0.0% -20.0%

Gulf Gas 4 4 0 0 4 0.0% n.a.
Percent 20.0% 20.0% 0.0% 0.0% 20.0%

Canada 219 222 230 (3) (11) -1.4% -4.8%
Oil 112 111 117 1 (5) 0.9% -4.3%
Percent 51.1% 50.0% 50.9% 1.1% 0.3%

Gas 107 111 112 (4) (5) -3.6% -4.5%
Percent 48.9% 50.0% 48.7% -1.1% 0.2%

North America 1,150 1,151 854 (1) 296 -0.1% 34.7%
Prices






Oil $/bbl. $57.01 $57.82 $50.97 ($0.81) $6.04 -1.4% 11.9%
Oil $/mmbtu $9.83 $9.97 $8.79 ($0.14) $1.04 -1.4% 11.9%
Gas $/mmbtu $2.85 $2.91 $3.70 ($0.07) ($0.85) -2.3% -22.9%
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