Drilling rigs in the Eagle Ford – and across the U.S.

Texas has 848 drilling rigs hunting oil and gas – 47.7 percent of U.S. rigs, 24.6 percent of all rigs worldwide, according to the latest Baker Hughes rig count.

The Permian Basin in West Texas has the biggest share – by a bunch – of the state’s drilling rigs, with 386.

The Eagle Ford Shale in South Texas has 237 rigs, the Granite Wash in the Panhandle has 48 rigs, the Barnett Shale in North Texas has 30 rigs and the Haynesville/Bossier Shale in East Texas has 21 rigs. (The rest of the Texas rigs are scattered about the state working in “other” formations, according to Baker Hughes).

Here’s where rigs are working in the Eagle Ford:
Atascosa County: 9
Bee County: 2
DeWitt County: 27
Dimmit County: 25
Frio County: 9
Gonzales County: 25
Karnes County: 32
La Salle County: 28
Live Oak County: 11
Maverick County: 2
McMullen County: 35
Webb County: 24
Wilson County: 4
Zavala County: 4

And here’s where rigs are working around the U.S.:
Alabama: 5
Alaska: 7
Arizona: 1
Arkansas: 13
California: 42
Colorado: 70
Florida: 2
Illinois: 6
Indiana: 1
Kansas: 25
Louisiana: 103
Mississippi: 12
Montana: 9
Nebraska: 3
Nevada: 3
New Mexico: 79
North Dakota: 171
Ohio: 34
Oklahoma: 176
Pennsylvania: 53
South Dakota: 1
Texas: 848
Utah: 31
Virginia: 1
West Virginia: 27
Wyoming: 53

- Jennifer Hiller