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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.

November 13, 2020

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 2512 2512 2511 2744
Drilling 378 373 347 888
Down 2134 2139 2164 1856
Utilization (%) 15% 15% 14% 32%
Canadian Rigs

 

This Week Last Week Last Month Last Year
Total Marketable 505 505 505 548
Drilling 85 79 76 137
Down 420 426 429 411
Utilization (%) 17% 16% 15% 25%
Regional Drilling

 

This Week % Last Week Last Month Last Year
Gulf of Mexico 24 6% 28 31 38
Northeastern US 36 10% 36 40 55
Northern Louisiana/Arkansas 26 7% 26 24 36
Oklahoma 13 3% 13 14 52
Permian Basin 153 40% 154 140 398
Rocky Mountain 37 10% 37 31 127
Southeastern US 1 0.3% 1 2 2
Southern Louisiana 7 1% 3 6 7
Texas 1-4 33 9% 31 24 84
Texas 5,6,9,7B 23 6% 23 20 36
Texas 10, OKLA Panhandle, Kansas 12 3% 8 6 22
West Coast/Alaska 13 3% 13 9 31
Alberta 53 62% 46 46 93
British Columbia 17 20% 18 16 9
Manitoba 1 1% 0 1 4
Ontario 0 0% 0 0 1
Saskatchewan 14 16% 15 13 30

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