Eagle Ford Shale Rig Count Trying to Break 100

The Eagle Ford Shale rig count was unchanged this week, with data showing 99 rigs running across our coverage area by midday Friday. 

In recent Eagle Ford News, Cabot Oil and Gas reports strong results from their Eagle Ford assets during the first quarter of the year, boasting good returns and reduced costs.

Read more: Cabot Getting Good Returns in the Eagle Ford

A total of 877 oil and gas rigs were running across the United States this week, an increase of seven over than last week. 173 rigs targeted natural gas (two more than the previous week) and 703 were targeting oil in the U.S. (six more than the previous week). The remainder were drilling service wells (e.g. disposal wells, injection wells, etc.) 443 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

Eight rigs in the Eagle Ford region targeted natural gas this week with the commodity trading at $3.27/mmbtu.

91 Eagle Ford rigs were targeting oil with WTI oil prices dipping to $46.22

A total of 94 rigs are drilling horizontal wells, two are drilling directional wells and three are vertical.

Karnes County leads this week with 23 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-May 5, 2017

Eagle Ford Rig Count by County-May 5, 2017


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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.

The Eagle Ford Shale drilling rig count has had its ups and downs, marking the rise of the region's shale development and the decline brought on by low crude prices. The following infographic shows the rig count trends since 2011.Eagle Ford Rig Count