• December 7, 2018

    December 7, 2018

    7th December 2018

    Oil Drilling Activity

    Onshore US drilling activity decreased 1 with a total active count of 1050 rigs; those targeting oil decreased 10 (a decrease of 1.1%), with the total at 877. Across the three major unconventional oil basins, the oil rig count decreased 3 and stands at 616, with Permian down 4, Williston flat, and Eagle Ford up 1.

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  • November 30, 2018

    November 30, 2018

    30th November 2018

    Oil Drilling Activity

    Onshore US drilling activity decreased 1 with a total active count of 1051 rigs; those targeting oil increased 2, with the total at 887. Across the three major unconventional oil basins, the oil rig count increased 1 and stands at 619, with Permian and Williston flat, Eagle Ford up 1.

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  • November 21, 2018

    November 21, 2018

    21st November 2018

    Oil Drilling Activity

    Onshore US drilling activity decreased 6 with a total active count of 1052 rigs; those targeting oil decreased 3, with the total at 885. Across the three major unconventional oil basins, the oilrig count decreased 2 and stands at 618, with Permian flat, Eagle Ford and Williston down 1. 

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  • November 16, 2018

    November 16, 2018

    16th November 2018

    Oil Drilling Activity

    Onshore US drilling activity increased 1 with a total active count of 1058 rigs; those targeting oil increased 2, with the total at 888. Across the three major unconventional oil basins, the oil rig count increased 3 and stands at 620, with Permian up 1, Eagle Ford up 2 and Williston flat.  

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  • November 9, 2018

    November 9, 2018

    9th November 2018

    Oil Drilling Activity

    Onshore US drilling activity jumped by 11 with a total active count of 1057 rigs; those targeting oil increased 14, with the total at 886. Across the three major unconventional oil basins, the oil rig count increased 4 and stands at 616, with Permian up 5, Eagle Ford down 2 and Williston up 1.  

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  • November 2, 2018

    November 2, 2018

    2nd November 2018

    Oil Drilling Activity

    Onshore US drilling activity was flat with a total active count of 1046 rigs; those targeting oil decreased 1, with the total at 874. Across the three major unconventional oil basins, the oil rig count decreased 2 and stands at 612, with Permian down 2, Eagle Ford and Williston flat. 

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  • October 26, 2018

    October 26, 2018

    26th October 2018

    Oil Drilling Activity

    Onshore US drilling activity increased by 2 with a total active count of 1046 rigs; those targeting oil increased 2, with the total at 875. Across the three major unconventional oil basins, the oil rig count increased 3 and stands at 614, with Permian down 1, Eagle Ford flat and Williston up 4.  

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  • October 19, 2018

    October 19, 2018

    19th October 2018

    Oil Drilling Activity

    Onshore US drilling activity increased by 7 with a total active count of 1044 rigs; those targeting oil increased 4, with the total at 873. Across the three major unconventional oil basins, the oil rig count increased 3 and stands at 611, with Permian up 1, Eagle Ford up 2 and Williston flat.  

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  • October 12, 2018

    October 12, 2018

    12th October 2018

    Oil Drilling Activity

    Onshore US drilling activity increased by 11 with a total active count of 1037 rigs; those targeting oil increased 8, with the total at 869. Across the three major unconventional oil basins, the oil rig count increased 2 and stands at 608, with Permian up 4, Eagle Ford down 1 and Williston flat. 

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  • October 5, 2018

    October 5, 2018

    5th October 2018

    Oil Drilling Activity

    Onshore US drilling activity decreased by 3 with a total active count of 1026 rigs; those targeting oil decreased 2, with the total at 861. Across the three major unconventional oil basins, the oil rig count decreased 2 and stands at 606, with Permian down 1, Eagle Ford flat and Williston down 1.  

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  • September 28, 2018

    September 28, 2018

    28th September 2018

    Oil Drilling Activity

    Onshore US drilling activity increased by 1 with a total active count of 1029 rigs; those targeting oil decreased 3, with the total at 863. Across the three major unconventional oil basins, the oil rig count deceased 2 and stands at 608, with Permian down 2, Eagle Ford and Williston flat.  

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  • September 21, 2018

    September 21, 2018

    21st September 2018

    Oil Drilling Activity

    Onshore US drilling activity decreased by 2 with a total active count of 1028 rigs; those targeting oil decreased by 1, with the total at 866. Across the three major unconventional oil basins, the oil rig count increased by 5 and stands at 610, with Permian up 5, Eagle Ford up 1 and Williston down 1.  

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  • September 14, 2018

    September 14, 2018

    14th September 2018

    Oil Drilling Activity

    Onshore US drilling activity increased by 4 with a total active count of 1030 rigs; those targeting oil increased by 7, with the total at 867. Across the three major unconventional oil basins, the oil rig count was flat at 605, with Permian down 1, Eagle Ford flat and Williston up 1.  

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  • September 7, 2018

    September 7, 2018

    7th September 2018

    Oil Drilling Activity

    Onshore US drilling activity decreased by 2 with a total active count of 1026 rigs; those targeting oil decreased by 2, with the total at 860. Across the three major unconventional oil basins, the oil rig count decreased to 605, with Permian down 2, Eagle Ford flat and Williston up 1.  

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  • August 31, 2018

    August 31, 2018

    31st August 2018

    Oil Drilling Activity

    Onshore US drilling activity increased by 3 with a total active count of 1028 rigs; those targeting oil increased by 2, with the total at 862. Across the three major unconventional oil basins, the oil rig count was flat at 606, with Permian up 1, Eagle Ford down 1 and Williston flat.  

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  • August 24, 2018

    August 24, 2018

    24th August 2018

    Oil Drilling Activity

    Onshore US drilling activity decreased by 9 with a total active count of 1025 rigs; those targeting oil decreased by 9, with the total at 860. Across the three major unconventional oil basins, the oil rig count decreased by 5 to 606, with Permian down 1, Eagle Ford flat and Williston down 4.

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  • August 17, 2018

    August 17, 2018

    17th August 2018

    Oil Drilling Activity

    Onshore US drilling activity decreasing by 1 with a total active count of 1034 rigs; those targeting oil remained flat, with the total at 869. Across the three major unconventional oil basins, the oil rig count increased by 1 to 611, with Permian up 1, Eagle Ford and Williston flat.  

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  • August 10, 2018

    August 10, 2018

    10th August 2018

    Oil Drilling Activity

    Onshore US drilling activity increasing by 10 with a total active count of 1035 rigs; those targeting oil increased 10, with the total at 869. Across the three major unconventional oil basins, the oil rig count increased by 5 to 610, with Permian up 6 and Eagle Ford down 1 and Williston flat.  

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  • August 3, 2018

    August 3, 2018

    3rd August 2018

    Oil Drilling Activity

    Onshore US drilling activity continued to tread water, decreasing by 5 with a total active count of 1025 rigs; those targeting oil decreased 2, with the total at 859. Across the three major unconventional oil basins, the oil rig count decreased by 1 to 605, with Permian and Eagle Ford flat and Williston down 1.  

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  • July 27, 2018

    July 27, 2018

    27th July 2018

    Oil Drilling Activity

    Onshore US drilling activity continued to tread water, increasing by 6 with a total active count of 1,030 rigs; those targeting oil increased 3, with the total at 861. Across the three major unconventional oil basins, the oil rig count increased by 3 to 606, with Permian up 4, Eagle Ford down 2 and Williston up 1.

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  • July 20, 2018

    July 20, 2018

    20th July 2018

    Oil Drilling Activity

    Onshore US drilling activity continued to tread water, decreasing by 6 with a total active count of 1024 rigs; those targeting oil decreased 5, with the total at 858. Across the three major unconventional oil basins, the oil rig count decreased by 1 to 603, with Permian and Eagle Ford flat and Williston down 1.

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  • July 13, 2018

    July 13, 2018

    13th July 2018

    Oil Drilling Activity

    Onshore US drilling activity increased by 1 with a total active count of 1030 rigs; those targeting oil remained flat with the total at 863. Across the three major unconventional oil basins, the oil rig count increased by 1 to 604, with Permian up 1, Eagle Ford and Williston flat.

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  • July 6, 2018

    July 6, 2018

    6th July 2018

    Oil Drilling Activity

    Onshore US drilling activity increased by 5 with a total active count of 1029 rigs; those targeting oil increased 5 with the total at 863. Across the three major unconventional oil basins, the oil rig count increased by 5 to 603, with Permian up 1, Eagle Ford up 1 and Williston up 3.

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  • June 29, 2018

    June 29, 2018

    29th June 2018

    Oil Drilling Activity

    Onshore US drilling activity decreased by 8 with a total active count of 1024 rigs; those targeting oil decreased 4 with the total at 858. Across the three major unconventional oil basins, the oil rig count decreased by 4 to 598, with Permian down 2, Eagle Ford flat and Williston down 2.

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  • June 22, 2018

    June 22, 2018

    22nd June 2018

    Oil Drilling Activity

    Onshore US drilling activity decreased by 3 with a total active count of 1032 rigs; those targeting oil decreased 1 with the total at 862. Across the three major unconventional oil basins, the oil rig count decreased by 2 to 602, with Permian down 2, Eagle Ford up 1 and Williston down 1. US rig growth (all rigs in the red this week) has hit a flat spot with zero adds the past five weeks. Pipeline and service industry constrains are starting to show its impact on rig activity.

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  • June 15, 2018

    June 15, 2018

    15th June 2018

    Oil Drilling Activity

    Onshore US drilling activity decreased by 4 with a total active count of 1035 rigs; those targeting oil increased 1 with the total at 863. Across the three major unconventional oil basins, the oil rig count increased by 1 to 604, with Permian down 4, Eagle Ford up 3 and Williston up 2.

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  • June 8, 2018

    June 8, 2018

    8th June 2018

    Oil Drilling Activity

    Onshore US drilling activity was unchanged at a total active count of 1039 rigs; those targeting oil increased 1 with the total at 862. Across the three major unconventional oil basins, the oil rig count increased by 2 to 603, with Permian up 3, Eagle Ford flat and Williston down 1.

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  • June 1, 2018

    June 1, 2018

    1st June 2018

    Oil Drilling Activity

    Onshore US drilling activity climbed by 3 to reach a total of 1039 rigs; those targeting oil increased 2 with the total at 861. Across the three major unconventional oil basins, the oil rig count was unchanged; total stands at 601, with Permian down 1, Eagle Ford up 2 and Williston down 1.

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  • May 25, 2018

    May 25, 2018

    25th May 2018

    Oil Drilling Activity

    Onshore US drilling activity climbed by 13 to reach a total of 1036 rigs; those targeting oil soared by 15 with the total at 859. Across the three major unconventional oil basins, the oil rig increased by 13; total now stands at 601, with Permian up 10, Eagle Ford up 2 and Williston up 1.

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  • May 18, 2018

    May 18, 2018

    18th May 2018

    Oil Drilling Activity

    Onshore US drilling activity increased by 2 to reach a total of 1023 rigs; those targeting oil was flat with the total at 844. Across the three major unconventional oil basins, the oil rig total was 588, with Permian up 4, Eagle Ford and Williston each down 1.

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  • May 11, 2018

    May 11, 2018

    11th May 2018

    Oil Drilling Activity

    Onshore US drilling activity increased by 10 to reach a total of 1021 rigs; those targeting oil increased by 10 to 844. Across the three major unconventional oil basins, the oil rig total was 586, with Permian up 4, Eagle Ford down 1 and Williston flat.

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  • May 4, 2018

    May 4, 2018

    4th May 2018

    Oil Drilling Activity

    Onshore US drilling activity increased by 13 to reach a total of 1011 rigs; those targeting oil increased by 9 to 834. Higher crude prices are compelling the US to further ramp up crude production from shale fields and the rising oil rig numbers point to further increases in US crude production.

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  • April 27, 2018

    April 27, 2018

    27th April 2018

    Oil Drilling Activity

    Onshore US drilling activity increased by 7 to reach a total of 998 rigs; those targeting oil increased by 5 to 825. Higher crude prices appear to be compelling the US to further ramp up crude production from shale fields and the rising oil rig numbers point to further increases in US crude production.

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  • April 20, 2018

    April 20, 2018

    20th April 2018

    Oil Drilling Activity

    Onshore US drilling activity increased by 3 to reach a total of 991 rigs; those targeting oil increased by 5 to 820. Year-on-year change is an increase of 18% but incremental rig growth in 2018 has slowed relative to the same period in 2017. 

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  • April 13, 2018

    April 13, 2018

    13th April 2018

    Oil Drilling Activity

    Onshore US drilling activity increased by 1 to reach a total of 988 rigs; those targeting oil increased by 7 to 815. Total year-on-year change is an increase of 19% but incremental rig growth in 2018 has slowed relative to the same period in 2017.

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  • April 6, 2018

    April 6, 2018

    6th April 2018

    Oil Drilling Activity

    Onshore US drilling activity increased by 10 to reach a total of 987 rigs; those targeting oil increased by 11 to 808. Total year-on-year change is an increase of 20% but incremental rig growth in 2018 has been less than 2017 for the same period.

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  • March 29, 2018

    March 29, 2018

    29th March 2018

    Oil Drilling Activity

    Onshore US drilling activity decreased by 2, and stands at 977.  Rigs targeting oil decreased by 7, standing at 797. No significate oil rig growth has occurred over the past 10 months, while oil production growth continued over that same period. Without oil rig growth, oil production growth will become more dependent on enhancing well productivity. 

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  • March 23, 2018

    March 23, 2018

    23rd March 2018

    Oil Drilling Activity

    Onshore US drilling activity increased by 6, and stands at 979.  Rigs targeting oil increased by 4, standing at 804. Across the three major unconventional oil basins, the oil rig total increased 8; stands at 562, with Permian up 7, Eagle Ford up 1 and Williston flat. 

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  • March 16, 2018

    March 16, 2018

    16th March 2018

    Oil Drilling Activity

    Onshore US drilling activity increased by 6, and stands at 973.  Rigs targeting oil increased by 4, standing at 800. Across the three major unconventional oil basins, the oil rig total increased 4; stands at 554, with Permian up 1, Eagle Ford unchanged and Williston up 3. 

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  • March 9, 2018

    March 9, 2018

    9th March 2018

    Oil Drilling Activity

    Onshore US drilling activity increased by 4, and stands at 967.  Rigs targeting oil decreased by 4, standing at 796. Across the three major unconventional oil basins, the oilrig total increased 5; stands at 550, with Permian up 2, Eagle Ford unchanged and Williston up 3.  

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  • March 2, 2018

    March 2, 2018

    2nd March 2018

    Oil Drilling Activity

    Onshore US drilling activity increased by 4, and stands at 963.  Rigs targeting oil increased by 2, with the total treading water for the past three weeks and standing at 800. Across the three major unconventional oil basins, the oilrig total decreased 2; it stands at 545, with Permian down 1, Eagle Ford up 1 and Williston down 2.

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  • February 23, 2018

    February 23, 2018

    23rd February 2018

    Oil Drilling Activity

    Onshore US drilling activity increased by 3, and stands at 959.  Rigs targeting oil increased by 1, with the total now standing at 799. Across the three major unconventional oil basins, the oil rig total increased 3; it stands at 547, with Permian up 2, Eagle Ford flat and Williston up 1.

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  • February 16, 2018

    February 16, 2018

    16th February 2018

    Oil Drilling Activity

    Onshore US drilling activity decreased by 1, and stands at 956.  Rigs targeting oil increased by 7, with the total now standing at 798. The indicators that suggest continued growth in the US are in alignment, with rising prices leading, after a few months, to more drilling, more completions and more production.   

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  • February 9, 2018

    February 9, 2018

    9th February 2018

    Oil Drilling Activity

    Onshore US drilling activity showed a significate increase of 28, and stands at 957.  Rigs targeting oil increased by 26, with the total now standing at 791. Shale operators, with the US Majors now scaling up their investments, are beginning to invest the cash flow that higher crude price is providing. 

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  • February 2, 2018

    February 2, 2018

    2nd February 2018

    Oil Drilling Activity

    Onshore US drilling activity was flat, and stands at 929. Across the three major unconventional oil basins, the oil rig total increased by 1 in the Williston. Rigs targeting oil increased by 6, with the total standing at 765.  Rig numbers continue to support the view that US shale oil producers have stopped chasing record production numbers and have become more focused on profitability.

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  • January 26, 2018

    January 26, 2018

    26th January 2018

    Oil Drilling Activity

    Onshore US drilling activity increased by 13, and now stands at 929. Across the three major unconventional oil basins, the oil rig total increased by 18, all in the Permian. Rigs targeting oil increased by 12, with the total standing at 759. With U.S. crude production at 9.85 million barrels per day and forecasted by EIA to cross 11 million barrels per day in 2019, the continued strength of the shale boom is far from certain as companies promise shareholders that their strategies pursue profit over just volume growth. 

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  • January 19, 2018

    January 19, 2018

    19th January 2018

    Oil Drilling Activity

    Onshore drilling activity decreased by 3, and now stands at 916. Across the three major unconventional oil basins, the oil rig total increased by 1. US rigs targeting oil dropped by 5, with the total standing at 747. US shale operators continue to show constraint as they hold back from adding oil rigs above 750.  

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  • January 12, 2018

    January 12, 2018

    12th January 2018

    Oil Drilling Activity

    Onshore drilling activity increased by 13, now at 920, the highest since last September. Across the three major unconventional oil basins, the oil rig total has a slight increase by 3 in the Permian. US rigs targeting oil increased by 10, with the total standing at 752. 

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