Eagle Ford Shale Rig Count – July 1, 2011

The Eagle Ford Shale rig count is up 4 rigs to 220 active drilling rigs from 216 the prior week. The gas rig count rose 3 rigs to 111 rigs drilling, while the oil rig count rose 1 rig to 108 active rigs. One rig is drilling an injection well.  Horizontal rigs account for 200 of the 220 rigs drilling in the South Texas region.

Drilling activity should continue to climb over the coming months as operators commit more rigs to the play. Stay tuned right here each week for updates on the South Texas rig count, or receive these updates as part of our free news feed.  Subscribe by RSS or Subscribe by Email.

Drilling Rig Count by County

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Texas County
Webb
Dimmit
Karnes
DeWitt
La Salle
Gonzales
McMullen
Atascosa
Leon
Live Oak
Frio
Robertson
Wilson
Lavaca
Zavala
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Prior Week
31
24
22
22
20
18
16
8
8
8
6
6
5
3
5
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Current Week
28
25
24
23
22
19
14
10
9
9
6
6
5
4
4
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Texas County
Madison
Grimes
Bee
Colorado
Duval
Fayette
Lee
Maverick
Washington
Austin
Brazos
Bastrop
Burleson
Goliad
Milam
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Prior Week
4
2
0
1
1
1
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
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Current Week
3
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
0
0
0
0
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 rig count referred to in this article is for ALL drilling reported by SmithBits and not solely wells targeting the Eagle Ford Shale.

All land rig count and onshore rig data shown here are based upon industry estimates provided by the Baker Hughes Rig Count and/or Smith Service Co’s (Schlumberger) Smith Rig Count.

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Kenneth E. DuBose

Kenneth E. DuBose

Kenneth DuBose is the past President of Cheyenne Minerals Inc., an independent oil and gas operator. He began his energy industry career with ARCO Oil & Gas. Mr. DuBose then directed development of natural gas storage projects with Tejas Power Corp. He was a founding member of U.S. Minerals, (acquired by Torch Energy in 1999) a provider of internet based education for America’s mineral owners. Mr. DuBose holds a BS in Petroleum Engineering from Mississippi State University. He has served on various industry steering committees, non-profit boards, and is an active member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, the National Association of Royalty Owners, the American Association of Professional Landmen, as well as being a Registered Investment Advisor. He writes on topics of oil and gas investing, wealth management and personal finance, having appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Kiplinger’s, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, Houston Business Journal, Financial Advisor and various radio and TV outlets.
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