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

03/17/2017 03/10/2017 03/18/2016 Weekly Annual Weekly Annual
Total U.S. 789 768 476 21 313 2.7% 65.8%
Offshore 19 20 27 (1) (8) -5.0% -29.6%
Land 770 748 449 22 321 2.9% 71.5%
Inland Waters 5 5 3 0 2 0.0% 66.7%
Oil 631 617 387 14 244 2.3% 63.0%
Percent 80.0% 80.3% 81.3% -0.4% -1.3%

Gas 157 151 89 6 68 4.0% 76.4%
Percent 19.9% 19.7% 18.7% 0.2% 1.2%

Directional 61 61 49 0 12 0.0% 24.5%
Horizontal 658 639 369 19 289 3.0% 78.3%
Vertical 70 68 58 2 12 2.9% 20.7%
Gulf of Mexico 19 20 26 -1 -7 -5.0% -26.9%
Gulf Oil 19 20 22 -1 -3 -5.0% -13.6%
Percent 100.0% 100.0% 84.6% 0.0% 15.4%

Gulf Gas 0 0 4 0 -4 n.a. -100.0%
Percent 0.0% 0.0% 15.4% 0.0% -15.4%

Canada 276 315 69 (39) 207 -12.4% 300.0%
Oil 149 180 12 (31) 137 -17.2% 1141.7%
Percent 54.0% 57.1% 17.4% -3.2% 36.6%

Gas 125 135 57 (10) 68 -7.4% 119.3%
Percent 45.3% 42.9% 82.6% 2.4% -37.3%

North America 1,065 1,083 545 (18) 520 -1.7% 95.4%
Prices
Oil $/bbl. $48.41 $50.88 $38.34 ($2.46) $10.07 -4.8% 26.3%
Oil $/mmbtu $8.35 $8.77 $6.61 ($0.42) $1.74 -4.8% 26.3%
Gas $/mmbtu $2.99 $2.75 $1.77 $0.24 $1.22 8.6% 68.6%
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