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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.

July 10, 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 2520 2520 2553 2749
Drilling 287 287 295 1051
Down 2233 2233 2258 1698
Utilization (%) 11% 11% 12% 38%
Canadian Rigs

 

This Week Last Week Last Month Last Year
Total Marketable 506 506 512 548
Drilling 25 18 19 123
Down 481 488 493 425
Utilization (%) 5% 4% 4% 22%
Regional Drilling

 

This Week % Last Week Last Month Last Year
Gulf of Mexico 25 9% 26 28 44
Northeastern US 32 11% 39 36 74
Northern Louisiana/Arkansas 19 7% 19 18 34
Oklahoma 13 5% 12 12 102
Permian Basin 134 47% 130 138 421
Rocky Mountain 17 6% 18 26 140
Southeastern US 1 0.3% 1 1 7
Southern Louisiana 5 1% 5 4 18
Texas 1-4 12 4% 12 10 107
Texas 5,6,9,7B 15 5% 13 8 49
Texas 10, OKLA Panhandle, Kansas 7 2% 6 7 26
West Coast/Alaska 7 2% 6 7 29
Alberta 17 68% 11 11 78
British Columbia 7 28% 5 6 12
Manitoba 0 0% 0 0 1
Ontario 0 0% 0 0 0
Saskatchewan 1 4% 2 2 32

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