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The Baker Hughes rig count for December 1, 2017 showed a total increase of 6 rigs, four of which are in the Permian Basin. Photo: Ralph Kelley.

Rig count up 15, up 374 over last year

The Baker Hughes rig count showed an increase of 15 over last week, bringing the current total to 824. Ten are exploring for oil, and 5 are searching for gas.

Texas gained another 7 rigs, and Alaska was up 4. By basin, the Permian saw gains of of four, and one each in the Eagle Ford, Granite Wash, and Haynesville. Offshore rigs accounted for 4 of this week’s gains.

 

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