Our new Quarterly Unconventional Rig Counts displays historical rig counts from 2006 to 2012, broken down by unconventional play and region. The tallies include such major unconventional plays as the Eagle Ford, Marcellus, Haynesville, Barnett and more. Regional breakdowns are given as well, for the onshore U.S. The data are displayed in a downloadable excel file.
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.
We hope you find the Quarterly Unconventional Rig Count excel spreadsheet useful, and as always, we welcome your feedback! Please email Richard Mason at firstname.lastname@example.org with any comments.