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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.

March 27, 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 2576 2576 2577 2789
Drilling 786 837 853 1008
Down 1790 1739 1724 1781
Utilization (%) 31% 32% 33% 36%
Canadian Rigs

 

This Week Last Week Last Month Last Year
Total Marketable 515 515 515 551
Drilling 56 85 210 75
Down 459 430 305 476
Utilization (%) 11% 17% 41% 14%
Regional Drilling

 

This Week % Last Week Last Month Last Year
Gulf of Mexico 42 5% 42 40 44
Northeastern US 43 5% 44 46 45
Northern Louisiana/Arkansas 23 3% 22 26 34
Oklahoma 41 5% 44 48 92
Permian Basin 387 49% 406 411 432
Rocky Mountain 96 12% 108 111 129
Southeastern US 1 0.1% 2 3 8
Southern Louisiana 7 0.9% 9 6 12
Texas 1-4 82 10% 90 88 103
Texas 5,6,9,7B 24 3% 25 28 50
Texas 10, OKLA Panhandle, Kansas 12 2% 17 15 32
West Coast/Alaska 28 4% 28 31 27
Alberta 41 73% 61 136 55
British Columbia 9 16% 13 16 15
Manitoba 0 0% 0 2 0
Ontario 0 0% 0 0 0
Saskatchewan 6 11% 11 56 5

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