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Activity Tracker™ Weekly Rig Count

Identify regional opportunities with accurate North American rig data

Is your rig count accurate?

Updated each Friday, the IHS Markit North American Onshore Weekly Rig Count is a weekly survey of the number of drilling rigs for exploration of oil or natural gas in the United States and Canada. Our team of analysts compiles oil rig data daily through direct contact with contractors and operators to derive dependable figures.

December 6, 2019

For a drilling rig to be counted, the rig must be actively marketable and contracted to drill. Contracted rigs can be moving from one location to another, waiting on equipment/weather, rigging up/down, or undergoing maintenance. Rig counts provided by other companies may use data that has been sourced differently or only report on actively operating drilling rigs, resulting in counts that may vary from those reported by IHS Markit.

The information provided and much more data on the North American rig fleet can be sourced via the IHS Markit Proprietary North American rigs information product, Activity Tracker.

For additional information, contact Rig Support.

North American Rigs

United States Rigs

 

This Week Last Week Last Month Last Year
Total Marketable 2716 2744 2743 2821
Drilling 908 907 894 1090
Down 1808 1837 1849 1731
Utilization (%) 33% 33% 33% 39%
Canadian Rigs

 

This Week Last Week Last Month Last Year
Total Marketable 548 548 548 597
Drilling 143 130 131 171
Down 405 418 417 426
Utilization (%) 26% 24% 24% 29%
Regional Drilling

 

This Week % Last Week Last Month Last Year
Gulf of Mexico 40 4% 39 39 42
Northeastern US 59 6% 56 57 41
Northern Louisiana/Arkansas 34 4% 36 37 26
Oklahoma 55 6% 57 55 122
Permian Basin 414 46% 410 402 472
Rocky Mountain 118 13% 123 129 135
Southeastern US 4 0.4% 4 1 5
Southern Louisiana 11 1% 9 7 20
Texas 1-4 86 9% 86 81 110
Texas 5,6,9,7B 32 4% 29 33 51
Texas 10, OKLA Panhandle, Kansas 23 3% 24 23 36
West Coast/Alaska 32 4% 34 30 30
Alberta 85 59% 83 86 115
British Columbia 11 8% 11 9 19
Manitoba 5 0.9% 4 5 2
Ontario 0 0% 0 1 0
Saskatchewan 42 29% 32 30 35

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