Topic: Shale Plays

U.S. Land Rigs Drop to 834

The BHI land rig count dropped -10 rigs (or -1.2%) to 834 rigs from last week's 844. The WTI crude oil price closed last week at about $60 per barrel. Oil-directed rigs dropped -12 rigs (or -1.9%) to 619 from last week's 631. Compared to this time last year, oil-directed rigs are down -58%.Summary of Shale PlaysPermian Basin -0.4% to 232 rigs, compared to last week’s 233 rigs Eagle Ford +2.8% to 110 rigs, from last week's 107 rigs Williston Basin -1.3% to...

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42 Rigs Released, US Land Rig Count Down -4.9%

The Baker Hughes US Land Rig Count declined to 937 down -4.3% this week. WTI ended this week at $51.64 per barrel. Here's a summary chart for the week:Summary of Shale Play Rig CountsPermian Basin -7.4% to 264 rigs compared to last week’s 285 rigs Eagle Ford -8.8% to 125 rigs from last week at 137 rigs Williston Basin -2.2% to 89 from last week’s 91 rigs Marcellus stayed flat this week at 70 rigs Mississippian stayed flat this week at 40 rigs DJ-Niobrara -6.7% to 28 rigs compared to 30 rigs last week Utica -3.4% to...

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-1.9% Land Rig Decline, Rigs Stabilizing?

The Baker Hughes US Land Rig Count declined to 979 down -1.9% this week. Only 19 rigs were released this week, and based on the last month of rig activity, the drop in rigs may be stabilizing. WTI ended this week at $49.90 per barrel. Here's a summary chart for the week:Summary of Shale Play Rig CountsPermian Basin -1.7% to 285 rigs compared to last week’s 290 rigs Eagle Ford stayed flat this week at 137 rigs Williston Basin -6.2% to 91 from last week’s 97 rigs Marcellus...

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US Crude Inventories Rise, Land Rigs Decline

The Baker Hughes US Land Rig Count declined to 1,015 down -4.3% this week. WTI fluctuated this week ending around $46 per barrel. Here's a summary chart for the week:Summary of Shale Play Rig CountsPermian Basin -6.1% to 292 rigs compared to last week’s 311 rigs Eagle Ford -5.5% to 138 rigs compared to 146 the prior week Williston Basin -4.8% to 99 from last week’s 104 rigs Marcellus +9.5% to 69 from the previous week's 63 rigs Mississippian +4.8% to 44 rigs from last week's 42 rigs DJ-Niobrara 3.1%...

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Rig Count Declines -3.8% along with Oilfield Businesses

The Baker Hughes US Land Rig Count declined to 1196, down -3.8% this week. WTI fluctuated this week and ended just below $50 per barrel. Here's a summary chart for the week:Summary of Shale Play Rig CountsPermian Basin -1.9% to 355 rigs compared to last week’s 362 rigs Eagle Ford -1.9% losing -3 rigs to 157 rigs compared to 160 the prior week Williston Basin -12 rigs to 111, down -9.8% compared to last week’s 123 rigs Mississippian -2.1% bringing the count down to 47 active...

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Bakken -7, Eagle Ford +2, & OPEC Revenue down 14%

This week there are no large swings in rig counts. The WTI oil price is hovering around $56 / bbl and Brent crude is at $62 / bbl. We are expecting to see a weekly rig count decline over the next several weeks. Once we are in the new year, we will release a bottoms-up forecast of Shale drilling activity. Horizontal Rig Count Drops by 12 Permian Basin is -9 compared to previous week and +63 compared to last year at this...

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Clearing up the Media’s Account of Drilling Activity, US Rig Count -5

To no surprise to an experienced oilfield professional, rig count dropped a few rigs this week. The decline was all oil wells. Everyone is keeping a close eye on the WTI and Brent prices to understand the impact to their business and customers.This week Permian Basin is +2 compared to previous week and +95 compared to last year at this time. Eagle Ford is -3 compared to last week and -20 compared to last year. Click here to see the interactive weekly insights...

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Rig Count Declined This Week to 1842 from 1855

Welcome back from Thanksgiving! It is time to get the last remaining items accomplished by the end of the year! If you were busy eating turkey and shopping, then you may be jolted back into the market's reality today. US onshore rig count down to 1842, -13 from last week Rig counts declined this week to 1842 from 1855 last week for US lower 48 onshore rigs.  The decline is not substantial but Friday's events in the market were a surprise for many...

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