Exploration & Production - Rig Counts


Rig Counts Drop For 10th Straight Week

Total U.S. rig count down 12 rigs from last week to 502total U.S. rig count down 12 rigs from last week to 502.

Fri, 02/26/2016 - 13:46

Rig Counts: Like It’s 1999

It was another tough week for rig counts in North America. In the U.S., the total number of rigs dropped by 27 the week of Feb. 15, down to 514 rigs, according to data provided by Baker Hughes. Oil rigs fell by 26 to 413, and gas rigs lost one, falling to 101.

Fri, 02/19/2016 - 14:26

Report: US Shale Gas Production Poised To Decline For First Time Since 2005

Simmons & Co. International analysts are predicting that U.S. natural gas production will fall by 600 million cubic feet per day (MMcf/d) or by 1% in 2016, the first such decline since 2005.

Darren Barbee
Thu, 12/24/2015 - 10:15

Eagle Ford Well Permits, Production, Rig Count Go Missing

The EIA predicts a drop of 116,000 barrel per day in Lower 48 production, with most of the lost volumes coming from the Eagle Ford. The Permian Basin’s production will increase.

Darren Barbee
Thu, 12/10/2015 - 14:30

Halcón’s Herod: How Long Is The Eagle Ford Runway?

Halcón’s Steve Herod said that lowering drilling and completions costs is essential for E&P survival. Herod said the company Halcón has lowered wells costs to $6.75 million from $9.5 million in 2014.

Darren Barbee
Fri, 10/30/2015 - 10:39

Oilfield Service Deals Stagnate For Want Of Buyers

Potential buyers have had to cut employees, and so far few companies are going out of their way to aggressively buy frack fleets or other equipment.

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 09:58

EnerVest CEO: $30 WTI Not Out Of The Question

Oil exports are needed, but improbable, as U.S. oil supply builds. Near the end of March, storage at Cushing, Okla., had grown to 58.9 million barrels, about 80% of capacity.

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 16:22

Cushing Storage Capacity Is Being Tested

U.S. crude oil in storage grew by 8.4 million barrels—twice as much as commodity analysts expected—to 1.125 billion barrels for the week ending Feb. 20, according to the EIA’s weekly report Wednesday. Of that, 434 million was in non-SPR storage, up from 363 million a year ago.

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 10:27

Sanchez, Halcón Latest E&Ps To Tamp Down Capex

Halcón’s budget will fall 60% from 2014 levels while Sanchez reduces rigs.

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 11:27

Permian Basin Uses Record Number of Domestic Rigs

The number of rigs in the Permian and the Bakken was analyzed.

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 14:06

Integrated Services Could See Revenues Rise 10% In 2013, Analyst Says

Bakken share gains should reverse as drilling stagnates, activity in other basins expands.

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 14:00

Five Reasons Land Rig Count is Dropping

As operators drill wells more quickly they are meeting program goals with fewer rigs.

Wed, 10/03/2012 - 15:10