Topic: U.S. Drilling Activity

CLR enhanced completions

Contintental Resources Stays the Course in Bakken & SCOOP

Like many other Bakken E&P's, Continental Resources (NYSE: CLR) activity slowed in the second half of 2015.The company will continue to invest in Bakken and SCOOP, but do not expect Continental's production growth to continue as the company plans to release rigs in Bakken and SCOOP. The chart below shows drilling permits and completions for the Bakken, Continental's key asset. Source: Energent Group Bakken: Enhanced Completions Improve EURCurrent well costs are down 27% to $7 million per well Decrease in drilling daysReduction of...

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Permian: Midland & Crockett are Top Counties for Drilling Permits

The week of July 17th drilling permit activity was down -34%, with 65 permits issued. The top counties were Midland and Crockett. Both counties had 0 permits issued the week prior. Rig activity in the Permian showed positive signs, with rigs increasing +3 this week.The chart below shows the decline in activity this year compared to the same week at this time last year, which had 235 permits during the week. Core Permian Counties The top 5 permitting counties from last week (2015-07-10), which include Reeves, Lea,...

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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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11 Rigs Idled While E&Ps Talk Uncompleted Wells

After a fairly steady week for the commodity markets, the BHI land rig count dropped -11 rigs or -1.3% to 843 rigs from last weeks 854.The Eagle Ford felt the biggest impact this week dropping -5 rigs to 105 rigs from last week’s 510 rigs, all of which were horizontal. Cana Woodford continued to release rigs falling -3 rigs to bring the count to 35 from last weeks 38 rigs. The Permian dropped -2 gas rigs while adding just +1...

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WTI Closes at $59.15 and Only 26 Rigs Idled

As the first quarter of 2015 comes to an end, WTI closed at $59.15 and the BHI land rig count dropped -26 rigs or -2.9% compared to last week.The Permian and Eagle Ford dropped a combined -13 rigs this week to land at 348 rigs which is -52.3% since the start of 2015. The Williston basin has added +1 rig to the count this week to end at 80 rigs. Gas rigs have started a slight decline after a few...

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+2.9% Increase in Gas Plays Rig Count

The BHI land rig count has slowed in the decline to only releasing -21 rigs or 2.3% compared to last week. Of the -21 rigs dropped, 20 are oil horizontal rigs. Gas plays have improved, increasing by 6 rigs compared to last week, with the addition of 2 rigs in the Haynesville play. Top losses originate from Texas, Oklahoma, and North Dakota, dropping 4.4% of their rigs compared to last week, all of which are oil rigs.Summary of PlaysPermian Basin...

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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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