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North American Rotary Rig Counts

The U.S. rotary rig count from Baker Hughes was up 2 at 1,051 for the week of February 15, 2019. It is 76 rigs (7.8%) higher than last year.

The number of rotary rigs drilling for oil is up 3 at 857. There are 59 more rigs targeting oil than last year. Rigs drilling for oil are 81.5 percent of all drilling activity. 

Rigs targeting natural gas were down 1 at 194. The number of rigs drilling for gas is 17 higher than last year.

Year-over-year oil exploration in the U.S. is up 7.4 percent. Gas exploration is up 9.6 percent. The weekly average of crude oil spot price is 12.1 percent lower than last year and natural gas spot prices are 4.5 percent higher than last year. Daily crude oil and natural gas futures and spot prices are available on our site.

Canadian rig activity was down 16 at 224 for the week of February 15, 2019 and is 66 (30.3%) lower than last year. Rigs targeting oil were down 6 at 152 and are 66 (30.3%) lower than last year. Gas directed rig count at 72 was down 10 and is 28 rigs (28.0%) lower than last year. Canadian drilling falls rapidly in the spring to avoid environmental damage moving drilling equipment during the spring thaw and rainy season. With large weather related seasonal swings, even year-over-year comparisons can lead to incorrect conclusions. Also, Canadians take their holidays more serious than their counterparts in the U.S.

North American Rig Count
Change
Percent Change

02/15/2019 02/08/2019 02/16/2018 Weekly Annual Weekly Annual
Total U.S. 1,051 1,049 975 2 76 0.2% 7.8%
Offshore 21 19 18 2 3 10.5% 16.7%
Land 1,030 1,030 957 0 73 0.0% 7.6%
Inland Waters 2 1 1 1 1 100.0% 100.0%
Oil 857 854 798 3 59 0.4% 7.4%
Percent 81.5% 81.4% 81.8% 0.1% -0.3%

Gas 194 195 177 (1) 17 -0.5% 9.6%
Percent 18.5% 18.6% 18.2% -0.1% 0.3%

Directional 70 58 71 12 -1 20.7% -1.4%
Horizontal 915 923 839 -8 76 -0.9% 9.1%
Vertical 66 68 65 -2 1 -2.9% 1.5%
Gulf of Mexico 21 19 18 2 3 10.5% 16.7%
Gulf Oil 17 15 16 2 1 13.3% 6.3%
Percent 81.0% 78.9% 88.9% 2.0% -7.9%

Gulf Gas 4 4 2 0 2 0.0% 100.0%
Percent 19.0% 21.1% 11.1% -2.0% 7.9%

Canada 224 240 318 (16) (94) -6.7% -29.6%
Oil 152 158 218 (6) (66) -3.8% -30.3%
Percent 67.9% 65.8% 68.6% 2.0% -0.7%

Gas 72 82 100 (10) (28) -12.2% -28.0%
Percent 32.1% 34.2% 31.4% -2.0% 0.7%

North America 1,275 1,289 1,293 (14) (18) -1.1% -1.4%
Prices






Oil $/bbl. $53.13 $53.53 $60.44 ($0.40) ($7.31) -0.7% -12.1%
Oil $/mmbtu $9.16 $9.23 $10.42 ($0.07) ($1.26) -0.7% -12.1%
Gas $/mmbtu $2.64 $2.63 $2.52 $0.01 $0.11 0.4% 4.5%
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Monthly: International Rig Counts

International rig count, which excludes the US and Canada, is down 2 to 1,023 for the month of January 2019 and is 63 rigs (6.6%) higher than last year's 960 rigs.

The number of rotary rigs targeting oil in December was 806 unchanged from December and is 69 (9.4%) higher than last year. International gas rigs were up 2 for the month at 191 and are 1 higher than last year. Miscellaneous or unclassified rigs at 26 are down 4 for the month and are 7 lower than last year.

International Rig Count Change
Percent Change


January 2019 December 2018 January 2018 Monthly Annual Monthly Annual
International Oil 806 806 737 0 69 0.0% 9.4%

Gas 191 189 190 2 1 1.1% 0.5%

Misc. 26 30 33 -4 -7 -13.3% -21.2%

Total 1,023 1,025 960 -2 63 -0.2% 6.6%
Europe Oil 55 64 51 -9 4 -14.1% 7.8%

Gas 20 18 15 2 5 11.1% 33.3%

Misc. 11 13 18 -2 -7 -15.4% -38.9%

Total 86 95 84 -9 2 -9.5% 2.4%
Middle East Oil 314 305 290 9 24 3.0% 8.3%

Gas 87 88 93 -1 -6 -1.1% -6.5%

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

Total 402 394 383 8 19 2.0% 5.0%
Africa Oil 88 87 56 1 32 1.1% 57.1%

Gas 13 12 17 1 -4 8.3% -23.5%

Misc. 8 9 7 -1 1 -11.1% 14.3%

Total 109 108 80 1 29 0.9% 36.3%
Latin America Oil 173 177 172 -4 1 -2.3% 0.6%

Gas 21 20 19 1 2 5.0% 10.5%

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

Total 194 197 191 -3 3 -1.5% 1.6%
Asian Pacific Oil 176 173 168 3 8 1.7% 4.8%

Gas 50 51 46 -1 4 -2.0% 8.7%

Misc. 6 7 8 -1 -2 -14.3% -25.0%

Total 232 231 222 1 10 0.4% 4.5%

The Rig Count page will be updated as the data becomes available. US rotary and Canadian rig counts are updated weekly.  International, world and workover rig counts are updated mid month.  The oil price shown in all long term graphs and all but the short term graph of US and Canadian rotary rig counts is US average wellhead price. The price in the short term US and Canadian rotary rig count graphs is WTI spot.




Rotary Rig Count
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Rotary Rig
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Workover Rig Count
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