US rig count up by three

by on November 16, 2012 7:45 pm GMT

There was one more rig drilling for oil this week for a total of 1390 and four more rigs drilling for gas to total 417.

Oil rigs are up by 265 from a year ago and gas rigs are down by 454.

Louisiana was the big mover this week, adding five rigs for a total of 114. Mississippi, home of part of the other part of the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale, was up three rigs to total 114.

Arkansas, Louisiana’s Haynesville neighbour to the north-west, was flat on 17.

The Texas Haynesville region was up one rig for a total of 31.

The Eagle Ford play in Texas was near flat on about 250. The Texas Permian was down two rigs at about 408.

Overall, Texas was down one rig at 851.

New Mexico, Texas’ Permian neighbour to the west, lost two rigs to total 76.

Oklahoma, home of the Woodford gas play, lost two rigs for 189. In Kansas, which hosts a big chunk of the Mississippi Lime play, there was a decline of one rig for a total of 31.

In the Denver-Julesburg basin of Colorado there were three more rigs drilling for a total of 58. Utah, to the west, lost two rigs for 33.

Wyoming, in the Powder River basin, lost one rig for 51.

Bakken-Three Forks state North Dakota was flat on 178 and Montana was up two on 16.

In the Marcellus, Pennsylvania was down two rigs on 66. West Virginia added one for 27.

Ohio, where the heart of the Utica lies, added one rig for 26.

California, home of the Monterrey tight-oil play, was up one rig for 34. Alaska lost two rigs for a total of seven.