The Eagle Ford Shale Rig Count on the Rise; Texas Rig Total Sits at 411

The Eagle Ford Shale rig count is still on the rise, with our data showing 86 rigs running across our coverage area by midday Friday.

In recent Eagle Ford News, the Texas Railroad Commission confirmed that Webb County produces more natural gas in Texas than any other county. 

Read more: Webb County: Natural Gas King of Texas

A total of 824 oil and gas rigs were running across the United States this week, an increase of 15 over than last week. 160 rigs targeted natural gas (five more than the previous week) and 662 were targeting oil in the U.S. (10 more than the previous week). The remainder were drilling service wells (e.g. disposal wells, injection wells, etc.) 411 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 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

Eight rigs in the Eagle Ford region targeted natural gas this week with the commodity trading at $3.19/mmbtu.

78 Eagle Ford rigs were targeting oil with WTI oil prices increasing to $50.68

A total of 83 rigs are drilling horizontal wells, zero are drilling directional wells and three are vertical.

Karnes County leads this week with 20 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 Rig Count by County-March 31, 2017

Eagle Ford Rig Count by County-March 31, 2017

Eagle Ford Shale News


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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.