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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 13, 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 Marketable2954294729302931
Utilization (%)34%35%35%34%

Canadian Rigs


This WeekLast WeekLast MonthLast Year
Total Marketable617617618634
Utilization (%)30%27%22%33%

Regional Drilling


This Week%Last WeekLast MonthLast Year
Gulf of Mexico434%424438
Northeastern US535%545467
Northern Louisiana/Arkansas242%222533
Permian Basin44344%445429394
Rocky Mountain12012%123114125
Southeastern US40.4%347
Southern Louisiana141%14911
Texas 1-4868%105112107
Texas 5,6,9,7B424%445229
Texas 10, OKLA Panhandle, Kansas353%363531
West Coast/Alaska303%343329
British Columbia126%151725

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