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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 8, all natural gas

The Baker Hughes Rotary Rig Count from last Friday showed an overall increase of 8 rigs drilling, but no new rigs are exploring for oil. All eight rigs are looking for natural gas, in contrast to last week’s report that showed nine new rigs were exploring for oil. Baker Hughes reported a new total of 915, up from 907 total the previous week.

By basin, here are the stats:

Ardmore Woodford 1 0
Arkoma Woodford 8 0
Barnett 5 0
Cana Woodford 74 1
DJ-Niobrara 25 -1
Eagle Ford 67 0
Fayetteville 0 0
Granite Wash 10 0
Haynesville 40 2
Marcellus 42 0
Mississippian 5 0
Permian 391 5
Utica 30 1
Williston 47 -1