EnergyEconomist.com OPEC Oil & Gas Rig Count
International  Europe  Middle East  Africa  Asia Pacific Latin America  OPEC
OPEC Oil & Gas Rig Count

OPEC Rig Count
Monthly
Annual


May-2018 Apr-2018 May-2017 Change Percent Change Percent
OPEC Oil 308 313 328 -5 -1.6% -20 -6.1%

Gas 93 93 85 0 0.0% 8 9.4%

Misc 1 1 1 0 0.0% 0 0.0%

Total 402 407 414 -5 -1.2% -12 -2.9%
Abu Dhabi Oil 49 49 44 0 0.0% 5 11.4%

Gas 3 4 4 -1 -25.0% -1 -25.0%

Misc 0 0 0 0 N.A. 0 N.A.

Total 52 53 48 -1 -1.9% 4 8.3%
Dubai Oil 2 1 2 1 100.0% 0 0.0%

Gas 0 0 0 0 N.A. 0 N.A.

Misc 0 0 0 0 N.A. 0 N.A.

Total 2 1 2 1 100.0% 0 0.0%
Iran Oil 0 0 0 0 N.A. 0 N.A.

Gas 0 0 0 0 N.A. 0 N.A.

Misc 0 0 0 0 N.A. 0 N.A.

Total 0 0 0 0 N.A. 0 N.A.
Iraq Oil 60 60 51 0 0.0% 9 17.6%

Gas 0 0 0 0 N.A. 0 N.A.

Misc 0 0 0 0 N.A. 0 N.A.

Total 60 60 51 0 0.0% 9 17.6%
Kuwait Oil 38 38 43 0 0.0% -5 -11.6%

Gas 16 16 12 0 0.0% 4 33.3%

Misc 0 0 0 0 N.A. 0 N.A.

Total 54 54 55 0 0.0% -1 -1.8%
Qatar Oil 10 10 9 0 0.0% 1 11.1%

Gas 1 1 1 0 0.0% 0 0.0%

Misc 0 0 0 0 N.A. 0 N.A.

Total 11 11 10 0 0.0% 1 10.0%
Saudi Arabia Oil 56 55 66 1 1.8% -10 -15.2%

Gas 60 56 53 4 7.1% 7 13.2%

Misc 0 0 0 0 N.A. 0 N.A.

Total 116 111 119 5 4.5% -3 -2.5%
Middle East Oil 215 213 215 2 0.9% 0 0.0%

Gas 80 77 70 3 3.9% 10 14.3%

Misc 0 0 0 0 N.A. 0 N.A.

Total 295 290 285 5 1.7% 10 3.5%
Algeria Oil 37 40 38 -3 -7.5% -1 -2.6%

Gas 12 15 14 -3 -20.0% -2 -14.3%

Misc 1 0 1 1 N.A. 0 0.0%

Total 50 55 53 -5 -9.1% -3 -5.7%
Angola Oil 4 2 3 2 100.0% 1 33.3%

Gas 0 0 0 0 N.A. 0 N.A.

Misc 0 0 0 0 N.A. 0 N.A.

Total 4 2 3 2 100.0% 1 33.3%
Gabon Oil 4 4 1 0 0.0% 3 300.0%

Gas 0 0 0 0 N.A. 0 N.A.

Misc 0 0 0 0 N.A. 0 N.A.

Total 4 4 1 0 0.0% 3 300.0%
Libya Oil 0 0 0 0 N.A. 0 N.A.

Gas 1 1 1 0 0.0% 0 0.0%

Misc 0 0 0 0 N.A. 0 N.A.

Total 1 1 1 0 0.0% 0 0.0%
Nigeria Oil 14 13 8 1 7.7% 6 75.0%

Gas 0 0 0 0 N.A. 0 N.A.

Misc 0 0 0 0 N.A. 0 N.A.

Total 14 13 8 1 7.7% 6 75.0%
Africa Oil 59 59 50 0 0.0% 9 18.0%

Gas 13 16 15 -3 -18.8% -2 -13.3%

Misc 1 0 1 1 N.A. 0 0.0%

Total 73 75 66 -2 -2.7% 7 10.6%
Ecuador Oil 6 6 9 0 0.0% -3 -33.3%

Gas 0 0 0 0 N.A. 0 N.A.

Misc 0 0 0 0 N.A. 0 N.A.

Total 6 6 9 0 0.0% -3 -33.3%
Venezuela Oil 28 35 54 -7 -20.0% -26 -48.1%

Gas 0 0 0 0 N.A. 0 N.A.

Misc 0 1 0 -1 -100.0% 0 N.A.

Total 28 36 54 -8 -22.2% -26 -48.1%
South America Oil 34 41 63 -7 -17.1% -29 -46.0%

Gas 0 0 0 0 N.A. 0 N.A.

Misc 0 1 0 -1 -100.0% 0 N.A.

Total 34 42 63 -8 -19.0% -29 -46.0%




Copyright 2014-2018
by James L. Williams 
 

 
James L. Williams
WTRG Economics 
P.O. Box 250
London, Arkansas 72847
Phone: (479) 293-4081
 
To contact us or if you have comments or suggestions, 
email WTRG at wtrg@wtrg.com