Two rigs shut down, leaving 1,053
Drilling activity fell slightly this week but remained near equilibrium, according to the latest edition of Baker Hughes’ Weekly Rig Count.

A net two rigs shut down in the week, meaning there are now 1,053 rigs actively drilling in the country. Both of these rigs were land-based, inland waters and offshore activity was unchanged. There are currently 1,028 land, five inland waters and 20 offshore rigs active in the U.S.

Overall, the U.S. rig count has been relatively steady over the past five months, hove...

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