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Crude Oil and Natural Gas Drilling Activity
Period:
Data Series
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 View
History
Rotary Rigs in Operation
1,919 1,761 1,862 978 509 876 1949-2017
By Site
             
Onshore
1,871 1,705 1,804 943 486 856 1949-2017
Offshore
48 56 57 35 23 20 1949-2017
By Type
             
Crude Oil
1,357 1,373 1,527 750 408 703 1973-2017
Natural Gas
558 383 333 226 100 172 1973-2017
Active Well Service Rig Count
2,113 2,064 2,024 1,481 1,061 1,187 1973-2017
- = No Data Reported;  -- = Not Applicable;  NA = Not Available;  W = Withheld to avoid disclosure of individual company data.
Notes: Rotary rigs in operation are reported weekly. Monthly data are averages of 4- or 5-week reporting periods, not calendar months. Annual data are averages over 52 or 53 weeks, not calendar year. Published data are rounded to the nearest whole number. Geographic coverage is the 50 States and the District of Columbia.  See Definitions, Sources, and Notes link above for more information on this table.
Release Date: 02/13/2018
Next Release Date: 03/16/2018