Hart Energy's exclusive rig counts measure drilling intensity. Our counts exclude units classified as rigging up or rigging down, and also exclude rigs drilling injection wells, disposal wells or geothermal wells. The result is our most accurate assessment of rigs on location working on oil or gas programs as of the sample date. While our process results in a rig tally that is lower than the published numbers from the non-proprietary rig-tracking agencies, Hart Energy believes our product presents the most accurate picture of what is actually occurring in the field.

Weekly information

Quarterly information

charts shale rig count quarterly

Source: Baker Hughes Inc., Hart Energy

Contact the editor, Richard Mason, at rmason@hartenergy.com