Hart Energy’s exclusive rig counts measure drilling intensity. They exclude units classified as rigging up or rigging down, and also exclude rigs drilling injection wells, disposal wells or geothermal wells. They are designed to offer the most accurate picture of what is actually occurring in the field.

Check out the Unconventional Activity Tracker, updated weekly by Hart Energy Activity Editor, Larry Prado, at HartEnergy.com/Exploration-Production/Unconventional. Also be sure to look for the Regional Rig Count Charts and Top IP Wells updated regularly for each shale play in the U.S.