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Current and Historical USA Oil and Gas Drilling Rig Counts, and Active Oil and Gas Drilling Rig Maps
(updated September 2021)
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Recent USA Oil and Gas Drilling Rig Activity Map
Recent USA Drilling Rig Activity Heat Map, fracking, fracing, frac, frack, horizontal, oil, gas, Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, North Dakota, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, Kansas, California
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Recent USA Oil and Gas Fraking Activity Map
Recent USA Fracking Activity Map, fracking, fracing, frac, frack, horizontal, oil, gas, Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, North Dakota, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, Kansas, California, Utah

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September 2021
Links to area specific, oil and gas drilling rig activity heat maps
Permian
Bakken
Eagle Ford and Eaglebine in South Texas
Anadarko(STACK/SCOOP in central Oklahoma)
Appalachia (Marcellus and Utica)
Rocky Mountain(DJ PowderRiver)
Haynesville
California

September 2021
Links to specific shale area oil and gas production graphs
Permian-oil
Permian-gas
Bakken-oil
Bakken-gas
EagleFord-oil
Eagleford-gas
Anadarko-oil
Anadarko-gas
Appalachia-oil
Appalachia-gas
DJ_PowderRiver-oil
Marcellus and Utica-gas
Haynesville-gas
September 2021
Links to area specific graphs and charts showing current and past oil and gas drilling rig counts and trends
Permian Delaware
  Eddy County, NM
  Lea County, NM
  TX part of Del.
Permian Midland
Bakken
EagleFord
Marcellus/Utica
(STACK/SCOOP)
Haynesville
Rocky Mountains
    Powder Riv/DJ
Offshore

USA Horiz._Rigs
USA Hori+Vert_Rigs
September 2021
Links to area specific graphs and charts showing the monthly number of oil and gas wells drilled in each of those areas.
Permian
Bakken
EagleFord
Marcellus/Utica
Anadarko
Haynesville
DJ Niobrara
Total
September 2021
Links to area specific graphs and charts showing the monthly number of oil and gas wells completed in each of those areas.
Permian
Bakken
EagleFord
Marcellus/Utica
Anadarko
Haynesville
DJ Niobrara
Total
September 2021
Links to area specific graphs and charts showing the monthly number of oil and gas wells drilled, but not completed (DUC's) in each of those areas.
Permian
Bakken
EagleFord
Marcellus/Utica
Anadarko
Haynesville
DJ Niobrara
Total
This link takes you to an interactive 3D portal of the USA oil and gas drilling activity, heat map shown to the left.   In the interest of impoving your understanding of US shale development activity, our cutting edge web technology allows the 3D map to be rotated, zoomed and roamed at will.  Also, in the interest of improving visitor understanding of the US shale industry, we have imbedded live links, which allow access to historical rig count charts, current drilling activity maps, as well as monthly estimates of  the number of wells drilled, completed and wells which have been drilled but not completed (DUC's).  In addition, we also supply oil and gas production charts for these same shale areas.  To call-up this additional information, click on the blue half spheres on the portal, and on the resulting pop-up, click the relevant hi-lighted links. The base map is a US elevation map. 

To control the 3D map linked above,  rotate it by pressing the left mouse button down and moving the mouse, zoom in/out by pressing the mouse wheel down and moving the mouse up and down, and roam it by pressing the right mouse button down and moving the mouse.
Approximate Oil Related Drilling Rig Activity for the United States
Approximate Oil Related Rig Activity for the United StatesRecent USA Drilling Rig Activity Heat Map,
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Approximate Gas Related Drilling Rig Activity for the United States
Approximate Gas Related Rig Activity for the United States, Recent USA Drilling Rig Activity Heat Map
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Monthly reported number of wells drilled in the main US light, tight oil and shale gas plays.
Monthly reported number of wells drilled in the main US light, tight oil and shale gas plays.
Monthly reported number of wells completed in the main US light, tight oil and shale gas plays.
Monthly reported number of wells completed in the main US light, tight oil and shale gas plays. 
The monthly number of drilled, uncompleted wells (DUC) reported for the main US light, tight oil and shale gas plays.
The monthly number of drilled, uncompleted wells (DUC) reported for the main US light, tight oil and shale gas plays. 
 
Approx. International Oil and Gas Drilling Rig Activity (Excludes US and Canada)
 International Oil and Gas Drilling Rig Activity (Excludes US and Canada
The Baker Hughes international rotary rig count also does not include rigs drilling in Russia, the Caspian region, Iran, Sudan, Cuba, North Korea, Syria, or onshore China. 
 
Approximate Texas Oil and Gas Drilling Rig Activity
Horizontal-Directional-Vertical Segmentation
Approximate Texas Oil and Gas Drilling Rig Activity
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Approximate Texas Oil and Gas Drilling Rig Activity
Oil-Gas Segmentation
Approximate Texas Oil and Gas Drilling Rig Activity
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Oil and Gas Drilling Rig Activity Map - Texas
Oil and Gas Drilling Rig Activity Map - Texas
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Oil and Gas Drilling Rig Activity Map - Permian Basin
Oil and Gas Drilling Rig Activity Map - Permian Basin
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Oil and Gas Drilling Rig Activity Map - Haynesville
Oil and Gas Drilling Rig Activity Map - Haynesville
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Oil and Gas Drilling Rig Activity Map - Texas:Eagle Ford
Oil and Gas Drilling Rig Activity Map - Eagle Ford
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Estimating Average Oil and Gas Drilling Rig Productivity Over Time for a Prominent Tight Oil Play
Estimating Average Rig Productivity Over Time for a Prominent Tight Oil Play
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We have rig productivity numbers for the primary tight oil and shale gas plays in the US and Canada.  We have productivity on a Wells Per Month Per Rig basis, as well as, Average Footage Drilled per Rig per Month, and Average New Well Production per Rig Per Month.
Improving Economic Robustness of Shale Plays
Improving Economic Robustness of Shale Plays
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We have an extensive LTO and shale gas economic analysis database, and we have performed literally thousands of such analysis for valuation, and analytical purposes.   EVAL is our in-house  industry standard economic modeling tool that can quickly perform economics on any upstream situation, domestic or international.
US Oil and Gas Drilling Rig Market Segmentation
US Oil and Gas Drilling Rig Market Segmentation
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US Super Spec Rig Market
US Super Spec Rig Market
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The following panel contains an interactive 3D map of USA oil and gas well drilling activity.  To use the portal capability of this map in order call-up historical rig count charts and current drilling activity maps for the main US shale areas, click on the blue spheres on the 3D map, and on the resulting pop-up, click the hi-lighted links. To use the map,  rotate it by pressing the left mouse button down and moving the mouse, zoom in/out by pressing the mouse wheel down and moving the mouse up and down, and roam it by pressing the right mouse button down and moving the mouse.


Link to full screen version the rotatable, zoomable USA drilling heat map.

If you like this 3D map, you might also appreciate these 3D maps as well (note: they work great on smart phones and tablets)

A 3D oil and gas map overview of the Gulf of Mexico
A 3D map view of oil and gas exploration prospects in the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR)

The next two activity maps provide some context for the most recent activity map shown previously.  The map to the left reflects the drilling landscape at the nadir of the 2014-2016 down cycle.  In contrast, the map to the right reflects the peak in activity of the most recent upcycle in Sept. of 2014.

 "Heat" Map for for June 2016, During Which, USA Oil and Gas Drilling Activity Hit Its Low for the 2015-2016 Down Cycle  fracking, fracing, frac, frack, horizontal, oil, gas, Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, North Dakota, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, Kansas, California
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Peak USA Oil and Gas Drilling Activity:   "Heat" Map for Sept. 12, 2014

USA oil and gas drilling heat/activity/rig count map;fracking, fracing, frac, frack, horizontal, oil, gas, Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, North Dakota, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, Kansas, California
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USA Drilling Rig Trends:  Oil, Gas and Total
fracking, fracing, frac, frack, horizontal, oil, gas, Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, North Dakota, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, Kansas, California
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USA Horizontal  vs Vertical Oil and Gas Drilling Rig Activity
USA Horizontal  vs Vertical Drilling Rig Activity, fracking, fracing, frac, frack, horizontal, oil, gas, Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, North Dakota, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, Kansas, California
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NYMEX Oil Price Versus USA Oil Drilling Rig Count
oil price versus oil drilling rig count, fracking, fracing, frac, frack, horizontal, oil, gas, Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, North Dakota, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, Kansas, California
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Henry Hub Gas Price Versus USA Gas Drilling Rig Count
Henry Hub Gas Price Versus USA Gas Rig Count,fracking, fracing, frac, frack, horizontal, oil, gas, Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, North Dakota, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, Kansas, California
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Approximate Delaware Basin Horizontal Oil and Gas Drilling Rig Count
fracking, fracing, frac, frack, horizontal, oil, gas, Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, North Dakota, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, Kansas, California
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Oil and Gas Drilling Rig Activity Map - Anadarko Basin


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Progression of Permian Basin Rig Activity: 2016-2019
(The numbers inside the county outlines represent the number of rigs activily drilling for oil/gas in that county during the listed time frame.)
Progression of Permian Basin Rig Activity: 2016-2019, fracking, fracing, frac, frack, horizontal, oil, gas, Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, North Dakota, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, Kansas, California
 

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