Baker Hughes said the U.S. onshore well count for Q2 2014 was 9394 wells, up 428 wells or 5% compared to Q1 2014.
The well count was up by 383 wells for the second quarter compared with the same quarter last year, or 4%.
The well count increased the most over Q1 in the Permian basin (up 265 wells or 11%), Marcellus (up 78 wells or 16%), and Granite Wash (up 31 wells or 23%).
There were decreases in Barnett (down 57 wells or 18%) and Cana Woodford (down 23 wells or 26%).
The average U.S. onshore rig count for Q2 2014 was 1796 rigs, up 72 rigs or 4% from Q1 2014 and up 87 rigs or 5% from the Q2 2013.
The U.S. onshore rig fleet produced and average of 5.23 new wells during the quarter, a small improvement in drilling efficiencies compared to the same quarter in 2013.