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

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Texas has 817 drilling rigs hunting oil and gas – about 47 percent of U.S. rigs and 24 percent of all rigs worldwide, according to the latest Baker Hughes Rig Count.

Most of the Texas rigs are working in five major fields. The Permian Basin in West Texas has 375 drilling rigs. The Eagle Ford Shale in South Texas has 221 rigs.

The Granite Wash in the Panhandle has 42 rigs, the Barnett Shale in North Texas has 33 rigs and the Haynesville Shale in East Texas has 21 rigs.

Other states with a lot of drilling activity include Oklahoma (176 rigs), North Dakota (171) and Louisiana (107).

Here’s where all the rigs are working in the Eagle Ford:

  • Atascosa County: 9
  • Bee County: 3
  • DeWitt County: 27
  • Dimmit County: 21
  • Frio County:  5
  • Gonzales County: 26
  • Karnes County: 29
  • La Salle County:  28
  • Live Oak County: 13
  • Maverick County: 1
  • McMullen County: 27
  • Webb County: 21
  • Wilson County: 3
  • Zavala County: 8

 

And here’s where drilling rigs are working across the U.S.:

  • Alabama: 2
  • Alaska: 11
  • Arkansas: 11
  • California: 40
  • Colorado: 73
  • Florida: 3
  • Indiana: 5
  • Illinois: 1
  • Kansas: 23
  • Louisiana: 107
  • Mississippi: 8
  • Montana: 11
  • Nebraska: 2
  • Nevada: 2
  • New Mexico: 75
  • North Dakota: 171
  • Ohio: 33
  • Oklahoma: 176
  • Pennsylvania: 57
  • South Dakota: 1
  • Utah: 29
  • Virginia: 1
  • West Virginia: 32
  • Wyoming: 49