Drilling Rigs Activity Report – December 23, 2015

CALGARY, AB (BHI Rig Count – December 23, 2015) – RigER presents Canadian Drilling Rigs Activity Report.


Drilling Rigs Activity Report


Canadian Rig Count is down 36 rigs from last week to 126,
with oil rigs down 27 to 44, and gas rigs down 9 to 82.



Active Drilling Rigs in Western Canada





Active Drilling Rig By Province

Western Canadian Land Rigs Count is down 35 rigs to 126:
Alberta – 94
British Columbia – 24
Manitoba – 0
Saskatchewan – 8




 This Year vs Previous Years

Canadian Rig Count is down 130 rigs from last year at 256, with oil rigs down 50, and gas rigs down 80.



Oil / Gas Split

Current Oil / Gas split is 35% / 65%.



Canadian Oil and Gas Drilling Rigs





BHI Rig Count: U.S. -9 to 700 rigs

U.S. Rig Count is down 9 rigs from last week to 700, with oil rigs down 3 to 538, and gas rigs down 6 to 162.
U.S. Rig Count is down 1,140 rigs from last year at 1,840, with oil rigs down 961, gas rigs down 178, and miscellaneous rigs down 1.
The U.S. Offshore rig count is 24, unchanged from last week, and down 34 rigs year over year.

RigER has issued
Drilling Rigs Activity Reports as an information service to the oilfield service industry.

Oilfield service and equipment rentals demand directly depends on Drilling Rigs Activity.


The Drilling Rigs Activity Reports are an important business barometer for the drilling industry, oilfield service, rentals and its suppliers.
When drilling rigs are active, they consume products and services produced by the oil service industry.
The active rig count acts as a leading indicator of demand for products used in drilling, completing, producing and processing hydrocarbons.

Industries usually measure economic impact by approximating a dollar value to represent their purchasing power.
The oil and gas industry measures economic impact by counting active rigs.
A drilling rig requires many oilfield support services to drill a well.
And after the well is complete, other oilfield services go to work to bring the well into production and to maintain it.
Rig utilization is the percentage of active rigs. In Canada, rig utilization has a distinct annual cycle.

Additional information on the rig count is available on
Baker Hughes Incorporated Rig Count website at www.bakerhughes.com/rigcount.

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