North America Drilling Rigs Activity Report – May 06, 2016

CALGARY, AB (BHI Rig Count – May 06, 2016) – RigER presents North America Drilling Rigs Activity Report.

Rig Count: U.S. -5 to 415 rigs, Canada -1 to 36 rigs



Canadian Drilling Rigs Activity Report

Canadian Rig Count is down 1 rig from last week to 36,
with oil rigs up 1 to 11, gas rigs down 2 to 24, and miscellaneous rigs unchanged at 1.


Active Drilling Rigs in Western Canada



Active Land Drilling Rigs By Province

Western Canadian Land Rigs Count is down 2 rig to 33:
Alberta – 26
British Columbia – 4
Manitoba – 0
Saskatchewan – 3



Canadian Drilling Season: This Year vs Previous Years

Canadian Rig Count is down 39 rigs from last year at 75, with oil rigs down 5, gas rigs down 35, and miscellaneous rigs up 1.


Canadian Oil / Gas Split

Current Oil / Gas split in Canada is  27% / 73%.2016-05-06_RigER_WR4-CAN_Oil_Gas_Drilling_Rigs_Activity_Report

Canadian Oil and Gas Drilling Rigs






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U.S. Drilling Rigs Activity Report

U.S. Rig Count is down 5 rigs from last week to 415,
with oil rigs down 4 to 328, gas rigs down 1 to 86, and miscellaneous rigs unchanged at 1.




Texas has 45% of US Drilling Activity

U.S. Active Drilling Rig By States

Texas – 188

Oklahoma – 57
Louisiana – 43
North Dakota – 25
New Mexico – 16

Pennsylvania – 16
Colorado – 15
Ohio – 10
West Virginia – 10
Wyoming – 8

Alaska – 6
Kansas – 4
California – 4
Mississippi – 3
Kentucky – 3

Utah – 3
Alabama – 1
Nebraska – 1
Hawaii – 1
Illinois – 1

Active Drilling Rigs in Next 10 States


U.S. Rig Count is down 479 rigs from last year at 894,
with oil rigs down 340, gas rigs down 135, and miscellaneous rigs down 4.


US Oil / Gas Split

Current Oil / Gas split in USA is 79% / 21%.


RigER providing 
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

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