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North American Rig Counts and Drilling Activity
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Recent US Drilling Rig Activity Heat Map

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May 2021
Links to area specific 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

May 2021
Links to area specific 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
DJ_PowderRiver-gasMarcellus and Utica-gas production
Haynesville-gasMarcellus and Utica-gas production
May 2021
Links to area specific historical drilling rig counts
Permian Delaware
Permian Midland
Bakken
EagleFord
Appalachia (Marcellus)
Anadarko (STACK/SCOOP)
Haynesville
Powder/DJ Basins

Horizontal_Rigs
HoriVert_Rigs
May 2021
Links to area specific charts showing the monthly number of wells drilled in each of those areas.
Permian
Bakken
EagleFord
Appalachia
Anadarko
Haynesville
DJ Niobrara
Total
May 2021
Links to area specific charts showing the monthly number of wells completed in each of those areas.
Permian
Bakken
EagleFord
Appalachia
Anadarko
Haynesville
DJ Niobrara
Total
May 2021
Links to area specific charts showing the monthly number of wells drilled, but not completed in each of those areas.
Permian
Bakken
EagleFord
Appalachia
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.  The base map is a US elevation map.  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.

To control the 3D map linked above,  rotate it using the left mouse button, zoom in/out using the mouse wheel, and roam it using the right mouse button.
Approximate Oil Related Rig Activity for the United States
Approximate Oil Related Rig Activity for the United States
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Approximate Gas Related Rig Activity for the United States
Approximate Gas Related Rig Activity for the United States
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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. 
 

Estimating Average 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 using the left mouse button, zoom in/out using the mouse wheel, and to roam across the map, use the right mouse button.


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 this past June of the recent 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 Drilling Activity Hit Its Low for the Recent Down Cycle  
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Peak USA Drilling Activity:   "Heat" Map for Sept. 12, 2014

USA oil and gas drilling heat/activity/rig count map; fall/September 2014
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USA Drilling Trends:  Oil, Gas and Total
USA Drilling Trends:  Oil, Gas and Total
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USA Horizontal  vs Vertical Drilling Rig Activity
USA Horizontal  vs Vertical Drilling Rig Activity
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NYMEX Oil Price Versus USA Oil Rig Count

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Henry Hub Gas Price Versus USA Gas Rig Count
Henry Hub Gas Price Versus USA Gas Rig Count
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Approximate Permian Basin Horizontal Rig Count (June2020)

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Drilling Rig Activity Map - Permian Basin
Drilling Rig Activity Map - Permian Basin (February 2019)
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Progression of Permian Basin Rig Activity: 2016-2019
Progression of Permian Basin Rig Activity: 2016-2019
 

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