The Eagle Ford Shale rig count drops again as operators pull four horizontal rigs offline this week, taking the total to 86 rigs running across our coverage area by midday Friday.
A total of 935 oil and gas rigs were running across the United States this week, one less than last week. 190 rigs targeted natural gas (+ four) and 744 were targeting oil in the U.S. (- five). The remainder were drilling service wells (e.g. disposal wells, injection wells, etc.) 451 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
10 rigs in the Eagle Ford region targeted natural gas this week with the commodity trading at $2.96/mmbtu.
78 Eagle Ford rigs were targeting oil with WTI oil prices at $49.61.
A total of 81 rigs are drilling horizontal wells, two are drilling directional wells and three are vertical.
Karnes County leads activity in the region with 16 rigs in production. See the full list below in the Eagle Ford Shale Drilling by County below.
Eagle Ford Shale Drilling by County
Eagle Ford Shale News
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.