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Eagle Ford Rigs Counts Drop

The Eagle Ford Shale rig count dropped this week, ending with 32 rigs running across our coverage area by midday Friday.

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A total of 403 oil and gas rigs were running across the United States this week, down nine from last week. 85 were targeting natural gas (two less than the previous week) and 318 were targeting oil in the U.S. (the same as the previous week). The remainder were drilling service wells (e.g. disposal wells, injection wells, etc.) 173 of the rigs active in the U.S. were running in Texas.

Baker Hughes reports its own Eagle Ford Rig Count that covers the 14 core counties. The rig count published on EagleFordShale.com includes a 30 county area impacted by Eagle Ford development. A full list of the counties included can be found in the table below.

Eagle Ford Oil & Gas Rigs

Natural gas rigs in the Eagle Ford dropped to four this week as natural gas prices dipping to $2.05/mmbtu.

The Eagle Ford rigs targeting oil fell this week to 28 with WTI oil prices climbing to $47.91, a $1.78 increase this week. A total of 31 rigs are drilling horizontal wells, zero are drilling directional wells, and two are vertical rigs.

Karnes County leads development in the region with 9 rigs running this week. See the full list below in the Eagle Ford Shale Drilling by County below.

Eagle Ford Shale Drilling by County

County Previous Week Current Week County Previous Week Current Week
KARNES 10 9 FAYETTE 0 0
WEBB 7 5 GOLIAD 0 0
DIMMIT 4 4 GRIMES 0 0
DE WITT 3 3 LAVACA 0 0
GONZALES 2 3 LEE 0 0
FRIO 2 2 LEON 0 0
MCMULLEN 2 2 LIVE OAK 0 0
ATASCOSA 1 1 MADISON 0 0
BEE 1 1 MAVERICK 0 0
DUVAL 1 1 MILAM 0 0
LA SALLE 1 1 ROBERTSON 0 0
AUSTIN 0 0 WASHINGTON 0 0
BRAZOS 0 0 WILSON 0 0
BURLESON 0 0 ZAVALA 0 0
COLORADO 0 0 BASTROP 0 0

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What is the Rig Count?

The Eagle Ford Shale Rig Count is an index of the total number of oil & gas drilling rigs running across a 30 county area in South Texas. The South Texas rigs referred to in this article are for ALL drilling reported by Baker Hughes and not solely wells targeting the Eagle Ford formation. All land rigs and onshore rig data shown here are based upon industry estimates provided by the Baker Hughes Rig Count.

Read more at bakerhughes.com

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Elizabeth Alford

Elizabeth Alford

Elizabeth Alford writes on significant news developments in the Eagle Ford oil and gas play taking place across South TX. She is a freelance writer with an extensive communications, PR, and staff writing background.
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