Number of US active drilling rigs decreases

21 April, 2019 12:00 AM printer

HOUSTON: The number of active drilling rigs in the United States decreased by 10 to 1,012 this week, and one rig down from this time last year, according to the weekly data released by oilfield services provider Baker Hughes on Friday.

The number of rigs operating in the U.S. oil fields decreased by eight to 825 this week, and more than half of them were located in the Permian Basin region of western Texas and southeastern New Mexico. The number of gas drilling rigs decreased by two to 187, and the number of miscellaneous drilling rigs remained at zero.

The Houston-based oilfield services company reported that the number of land drilling rigs decreased by 10 to 986. Both the number of inland waters drilling rigs and offshore drilling rigs remained level at three and 23, respectively.