Platts RigData: U.S. Rig Count Grows 107% Year-Over-Year in April

HOUSTON, May 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Platts RigData, a forecasting and analytics unit of S&P Global Platts, today announced the U.S. rig count for April 2017 was 971, up 70 (8%) from March 2017, and up 502 (107%) from April 2016. This rig count includes U.S. onshore, U.S. inland waters, and U.S. offshore Gulf of Mexico drilling rigs.

  • April U.S. land rig count: 922, up 70 from the previous month and up 510 from April 2016.
  • April U.S. inland waters and Gulf of Mexico rig count: 49, flat to the previous month, and down 8 from April 2016.

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April 2017 Rig Counts

Previous Month Variance

Variance Year-Over-Year


March 2017 Rig Counts

April 2016 Rig Counts

Colorado

31

0

14


31

17

Louisiana

45

4

23


40

21

New Mexico

56

8

38


48

18

North Dakota

47

4

19


43

28

Oklahoma

133

0

61


124

63

Texas

465

30

281


435

184

Rest of U.S. Land

145

24

64


131

81

U.S. Land Subtotal

922

70

510


852

412

U.S. Inland Waters

15

0

5


15

10

U.S. Gulf of Mexico (GOM)

34

0

-13


34

47

U.S. Inland and GOM

49

0

-8


49

57

Total U.S. Rig Count

971

70

502


901

469



8%

107%




 

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