Hart Energy Unconventional Activity Tracker (Week of Oct. 4, 2021)

The Permian and Anadarko basins had the largest weekly increases while Appalachia lost the largest number of rigs week over the past week.

Hart Energy’s Unconventional Activity Tracker

The U.S. rig count increased by one in the last week to 622 as of Sept. 29, according to Enverus Rig Analytics. The count is up almost 3% in the last month and up 98% in the last year.

The Permian and Anadarko basins had the largest weekly increases, with each gaining two rigs. Appalachia lost the largest number of rigs week over the week, dropping five to a total of 43. The largest single state increase was Louisiana, which added three offshore rigs.

The most active operators in the U.S. currently are Pioneer Natural Resources Co. with 23 rigs; Mewbourne Oil Co. with 18; Continental Resources Inc. and EOG Resources Inc. with 17 each and Devon Energy Corp. and ConocoPhillips Co. with 16 apiece.

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Larry Prado

Larry Prado writes activity highlights for Hart Energy's upstream franchises and covers E&P news. He holds an AA in electronics engineering technology and a BA in technical communications.