While operators in the Rockies unconventional plays added to the U.S. rig count this past week, the Eagle Ford Shale lost 10 rigs. Meanwhile, the Permian Basin RRC Dist. 7C lost four rigs and Dist. 8 added five.
U.S. oil rigs rose eight to 373 this week, while gas rigs rose one to 97, according to Baker Hughes.
Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas Dist. 7B, 7C, 8, 8A, 9, 10
The Williston Basin hit a 2021 high of 20 active rigs this past week, according to Enverus analysis of the U.S. oil and gas rig count.
The largest increases by basin occurred in the Permian Basin, where eight rigs were added. Meanwhile, the Williston Basin added five rigs and reached a 2021 high of 19.
The U.S. oil and gas rig count, an early indicator of future output, fell by one to 456 in the week to June 4, according to data from Baker Hughes Co.
U.S. rig count fell slightly for the second week in a row, leading to the conclusion that last week’s sudden drop was more than a blip caused by rig downtime — some rigs moving between wells.