192 – Bakken – from the current active drilling rig list at the N.D. Department of Mineral Resources website on 8-31-12.
270 – Eagle Ford – from EagleFordShale blog.
That is down 16 and no change since my August 2 post. The Eagle Ford count dropped a bit during the month and recovered, so no change from month-end to month-end.
Don’t worry about the drop in rig count. I think it reflects improved productivity. Walking rigs can move from one spot on a pad to another spot, which save several days.
For the last few months, the Bakken, Eagle Ford, and total count has been:
- Aug 192, 270, 462
- July 208, 270, 478
- June 215, 278, 493
- May 215, 276, 491