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

08/18/2017 08/11/2017 08/19/2016 Weekly Annual Weekly Annual
Total U.S. 946 949 491 (3) 455 -0.3% 92.7%
Offshore 16 18 18 (2) (2) -11.1% -11.1%
Land 930 931 473 (1) 457 -0.1% 96.6%
Inland Waters 3 3 3 0 0 0.0% 0.0%
Oil 763 768 406 (5) 357 -0.7% 87.9%
Percent 80.7% 80.9% 82.7% -0.3% -2.0%

Gas 182 181 83 1 99 0.6% 119.3%
Percent 19.2% 19.1% 16.9% 0.2% 2.3%

Directional 81 76 45 5 36 6.6% 80.0%
Horizontal 799 801 382 -2 417 -0.2% 109.2%
Vertical 66 72 64 -6 2 -8.3% 3.1%
Gulf of Mexico 16 17 18 -1 -2 -5.9% -11.1%
Gulf Oil 14 15 16 -1 -2 -6.7% -12.5%
Percent 87.5% 88.2% 88.9% -0.7% -1.4%

Gulf Gas 2 2 2 0 0 0.0% 0.0%
Percent 12.5% 11.8% 11.1% 0.7% 1.4%

Canada 214 220 121 (6) 93 -2.7% 76.9%
Oil 121 127 65 (6) 56 -4.7% 86.2%
Percent 56.5% 57.7% 53.7% -1.2% 2.8%

Gas 93 93 56 0 37 0.0% 66.1%
Percent 43.5% 42.3% 46.3% 1.2% -2.8%

North America 1,160 1,169 612 (9) 548 -0.8% 89.5%
Prices
Oil $/bbl. $47.26 $49.09 $47.16 ($1.83) $0.10 -3.7% 0.2%
Oil $/mmbtu $8.15 $8.46 $8.13 ($0.31) $0.02 -3.7% 0.2%
Gas $/mmbtu $2.92 $2.83 $2.70 $0.08 $0.22 3.0% 8.1%
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