The U.S. rig count posted a double-digit gain last week.
According to Baker Hughes, the total number of oil and gas rigs operating in the United States climbed to 522 rigs as of September 30, down from 809 rigs a year ago.
The oil rig count rose to 425 rigs after a seven rig gain but was still down from 614 rigs a year ago.
The gas rig count added four rigs and ticked up to 96 rigs, down from 195 rigs during the same period last year.
The directional rig count ticked up by two to 51 rigs last week while the horizontal rig count rose by five to 407 rigs compared to 609 rigs.
The vertical rig count rose by four rigs to 64 rigs last week, down from 117 rigs a year ago.
New Mexico saw its rig count rise by three rigs to 30 rigs last week, the largest gain of all the major producing states.
North Dakota added two rigs last week, bumping the state’s rig count up to 30 compared to 65 rigs a year ago.
Oklahoma’s rig count ticked up to 68 rigs after a one rig gain, still down from 97 rigs a year ago.
Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Louisiana, Pennsylvania and West Virginia each gained one rig last week.
Rig counts in California, Kansas, Ohio, Utah and Wyoming held steady from the previous week’s level.
The Permian Basin, located in Texas, saw its rig count rise to 204 after a three rig gain, down slightly from 245 rigs a year ago.
The Williston Basin reported a two rig gain that boosted the play’s rig count to 30 rigs compared to 66 rigs a year ago.
Drillers in the Marcellus shale play added two rigs last week, pushing the play’s rig count up to 32 rigs compared to 47 rigs during the same week last year.
A one rig loss in the Eagle Ford Basin last week pulled the play’s rig count to 36 rigs compared to 82 rigs a year ago.
The Ardmore Woodford Basin lost one rig last week while the Arkoma Woodford and DJ-Niobrara basins gained one rig each.
The Fayetteville and Granite Wash basins added one rig each last week.
Rig counts in the Haynesville and Utica basins held steady from the previous week’s level.
Canada added 24 rigs last week after gaining seven oil rigs and 17 gas rigs.
The U.S. Gulf of Mexico reported a one rig gain that bumped the play’s rig count up to 21 rigs compared to 29 rigs a year ago.