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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 14, 2018

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 WeekLast WeekLast MonthLast Year
Total Marketable2806282129272958
Utilization (%)38%39%38%35%

Canadian Rigs


This WeekLast WeekLast MonthLast Year
Total Marketable597597597624
Utilization (%)28%29%35%37%

Regional Drilling


This Week%Last WeekLast MonthLast Year
Gulf of Mexico454%424039
Northeastern US343%414965
Northern Louisiana/Arkansas293%262238
Permian Basin46743%472467414
Rocky Mountain13112%135140130
Southeastern US60.6%575
Southern Louisiana161%202017
Texas 1-411611%11010199
Texas 5,6,9,7B515%513943
Texas 10, OKLA Panhandle, Kansas353%363733
West Coast/Alaska273%303625
British Columbia1610%191918

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