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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.

September 18, 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 2517 2517 2519 2755
Drilling 302 313 299 960
Down 2215 2204 2220 1795
Utilization (%) 12% 12% 12% 35%
Canadian Rigs

 

This Week Last Week Last Month Last Year
Total Marketable 505 505 505 549
Drilling 44 44 45 112
Down 461 461 460 437
Utilization (%) 9% 9% 9% 20%
Regional Drilling

 

This Week % Last Week Last Month Last Year
Gulf of Mexico 25 8% 27 24 43
Northeastern US 39 13% 38 35 65
Northern Louisiana/Arkansas 24 8% 25 23 33
Oklahoma 13 4% 13 13 69
Permian Basin 129 43% 133 131 402
Rocky Mountain 25 8% 25 27 136
Southeastern US 0 0% 0 1 6
Southern Louisiana 5 1% 5 5 10
Texas 1-4 18 6% 17 13 93
Texas 5,6,9,7B 14 5% 15 16 44
Texas 10, OKLA Panhandle, Kansas 4 1% 8 4 30
West Coast/Alaska 6 2% 7 7 29
Alberta 26 59% 26 30 73
British Columbia 13 30% 13 13 9
Manitoba 0 0% 0 0 3
Ontario 0 0% 0 0 1
Saskatchewan 5 11% 5 2 26

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