Rigs in the Eagle Ford Shale – and across the U.S.

Texas has 832 drilling rigs looking for oil and gas – about 47 percent of all U.S. rigs and a quarter of drilling rigs worldwide, according to the latest Baker Hughes Rig Count.

Most of the Texas rigs are operating in five major fields across the state. The Permian Basin in West Texas has 394 rigs, the Eagle Ford Shale in South Texas has 227 rigs, the Granite Wash in the Panhandle has 44 rigs, the Barnett Shale in North Texas has 31 rigs and the Haynesville Shale in East Texas has 19 rigs.

Here are where rigs are operating in the Eagle Ford Shale:

Atascosa County: 12
Bee County: 2
Dewitt County: 26
Dimmit County: 27
Frio County: 8
Gonzales County: 26
Karnes County: 30
La Salle County: 26
Live Oak County: 13
McMullen County: 31
Webb County: 17
Wilson County: 6
Zavala County: 3

And here’s where drilling rigs are working across the country:

Alabama: 8
Alaska: 8
Arizona: 1
Arkansas: 14
California: 39
Colorado: 63
Florida: 1
Illinois: 4
Indiana: 2
Kansas: 30
Louisiana: 103
Mississippi: 10
Montana: 10
Nebraska: 1
Nevada: 3
New Mexico: 76
North Dakota: 175
Ohio: 32
Oklahoma: 173
Pennsylvania: 54
South Dakota: 1
Texas: 832
Utah: 33
Virginia: 1
West Virginia: 25
Wyoming: 49