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Crude Oil and Natural Gas Drilling Activity
Period:
Data Series
2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 View
History
Rotary Rigs in Operation
509 876 1,032 943 433 478 1949-2021
By Site
             
Onshore
486 856 1,013 920 417 464 1949-2021
Offshore
23 20 19 23 15 14 1949-2021
By Type
             
Crude Oil
408 703 841 774 345 380 1973-2021
Natural Gas
100 172 190 169 85 98 1973-2021
Active Well Service Rig Count
1,061 1,187 1,292 1,253 738 949 1973-2021
- = No Data Reported;  -- = Not Applicable;  NA = Not Available;  W = Withheld to avoid disclosure of individual company data.
Notes: Rotary Rigs in Operation: Baker Hughes, Inc., Houston, TX, "North America Rig Count," used with permission. See http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=79687&p=irol-reportsother. Active Well Service Rig Count: Energy Workforce & Technology Council, Houston, TX. 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: 7/29/2022
Next Release Date: 8/31/2022