Eagle Ford Shale Rig Count - July 15, 2011

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This week the Eagle Ford Shale rig count rose from 222 in the prior week's count to 224 active drilling rigs. The gas rig count dropped to 108 rigs drilling, while the oil rig count increased from 110 to 114 active rigs. 1 rig is drilling an injection well.  Horizontal rigs account for 205 of the 224 rigs drilling in the South Texas region. The horizontal rig count continues to climb, with Operators adding 5 horizontal rigs over last week. Stay tuned each week for an update on the South Texas rig count.  Better yet, Subscribe by RSS.

Drilling Rig Count by County

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.