Current Active Drilling Rigs – May 2024

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Over the past month, oil prices have trended down. Prices closed at $78.48 on May 6th. On May 23rd, prices hit a low of $76.87. From there, prices have risen to a high of $79.83 on May 28th. Prices closed at $76.99 on May 31st.

The May 31st Baker Hughes rig count report shows a continuing decline in the active rig count. Baker Hughes reports 600 active drilling rigs in the US. One month ago, the total active rig count was 613. One year ago, the total active rig count was 728.

The oil rig count is currently 496 rigs, compared to 508 one month ago and 580 one year ago. The gas rig count is 100, compared to 108 one month ago and 144 last May.

May 2024 Rig Count by Shale*

Active Oil and Gas Drilling Rigs in the United States by Major Oil Shale as of May, 2024

In the major plays, the Permian Basin rig count is at 310 rigs, down 7 from the April count.

In east Texas, the Eagle Ford has 51 active rigs, 4 less than in April.

The Haynesville rig count is 36 rigs, 2 more than last month.

The Anadarko rig count is 42 rigs, 3 down from April.

The active rig count in the Niobrara is 25 rigs, 1 less than last month.

The Williston Basin rig count is 34 rigs, the same as the April count.

The Appalachian has 38 active rigs, 4 less than last month.

May 2024 Rig Count by State*

Map of the active drilling rigs as of May, 2024

*Data from May 2024, Baker Hughes Report.

Bakken Region Total: 34
Montana: 2
North Dakota: 32
Rocky Mountain Total: 144
Colorado: 14
New Mexico: 107
Utah: 12
Wyoming: 11
Central Plains Total: 43
Oklahoma: 42
Kansas: 1
Arkansas: 0
Gulf States Total: 42
Alabama: 0
Louisiana: 42
Mississippi: 0
Texas Total: 287Appalachian Total: 38
Ohio: 10
Pennsylvania: 22
West Virginia: 6

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