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.