09-02-2017

Platts RigData: U.S. Rig Count Rose 9% Month-Over-Month in January

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Platts RigData, a forecasting and analytics unit of S&P Global Platts, today announced the U.S. rig count for January 2017 was 773, up 64 (9%) from December 2016, and up 85 (12%) from January 2016. This rig count includes U.S. onshore, U.S. inland waters, and U.S. offshore Gulf of Mexico drilling rigs.

  • January U.S. land rig count: 733, up 61 from the previous month and up 111 from January 2016.
  • January U.S. inland waters and Gulf of Mexico rig count: 40, up 3 from the previous month, and down 26 from January 2016.

Platts RigData US Rig Counts

             
 

January 2017 Rig Counts

Previous Month Variance

Variance YOY

 

December 2016 Rig Counts

January 2016 Rig Counts

Colorado

30

4

7

 

26

23

Louisiana

33

3

6

 

30

27

New Mexico

40

8

11

 

32

29

North Dakota

36

0

-13

 

36

49

Oklahoma

106

16

15

 

90

91

Texas

367

31

74

 

336

293

Rest of US Land

366

30

37

 

336

329

US Land Subtotal

733

61

111

 

672

622

US Inland Waters

6

1

-3

 

5

9

US Gulf of Mexico

34

2

-23

 

32

57

US Inland and GOM

40

3

-26

 

37

66

Total US Rig Count

773

64

85

 

709

688

   

9%

12%

     

S&P Global Platts (Platts) is the leading independent provider of information and benchmark prices for the commodities and energy markets. Platts acquired RigData, a provider of daily information on rig activity for the natural gas and oil markets across North America, on June 1, 2016.

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Source: S&P Global Platts

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