Only one of the top 10 counties in Permian Basin added drilling rigs in the past week, according to Baker Hughes. As of June 14, leader Reeves County was down 1 in the past week to 64, Eddy, N.M., was down 1 to 54, Lea, N.M., was unchanged at 43, and Midland was down 1 to 40. Others include Loving at 34 (unchanged in past week), Martin at 33 (down 1), Howard with 29 (down 1), Pecos with 21 (unchanged) and Glasscock with 20 (up 2 rigs in past week) and Ward with 17 (unchanged).
Across Texas as of June 14 the count of active oil and gas drilling rigs was down 6 rigs to 467, Permian Basin was at 441 (down 5 in past week), New Mexico was unchanged at 101, and U.S. was down 6 to 969. Texas dropped the most rigs among states for the second straight week. Other state leaders were Oklahoma with 101 (unchanged), Louisiana with 70 (up 2 in past week) and North Dakota with 56 (unchanged). Other leading regions were Eagle Ford with 73 rigs (down 1 in past week), Marcellus with 58 (unchanged), Williston with 56 (unchanged) and Haynesville with 53 (unchanged).