The combined oil and natural gas rig count in the United States was up five in the week to July 6 to 1,052, reversing the previous week's five-rig retreat and ending a three-week decline in the U.S. total rig count, according to the latest Baker Hughes North American Rotary Rig Count.
The total count sits 100 rigs above the corresponding week a year earlier.
Oil-directed rigs accounted for the total weekly rig improvement up five on the week to a total of 863, which was up 100 from the same week in 2017. Natural gas-directed rigs were unchanged on the week at 187 and were down two rigs on the year.
The North American rig count was up 15 on the week and is up 107 on the year to a total of 1,234, as Canadian rigs were up ten on the week and were up seven on the year to a total of 182.
During the week ended July 6, U.S. land rigs were up five to a total of 1,029, which was up 102 from the corresponding year-ago period. Inland water rigs were unchanged on the week and unchanged on the year at a total of four. Offshore rigs were also steady on the week and down two on the year at a total of 19.
By trajectory, vertical rigs were down one on the week and down 19 on the year to a total of 55 and horizontal rigs were up four on the week and were up 126 on the year to a total of 930. Directional rigs were up two on the week at 67, which was down seven on the year.