U.S. drilling up two, Louisiana adds four
By Richard Rostad, analyst, Oil & Gas 360

Drilling activity rose in the U.S. this week, marking the second week of modest increases in a row, according to Baker Hughes.

A net two rigs began drilling in the U.S. in the week, bringing the national total to 1,051 rigs. Land activity declined by one, while one inland waters and two offshore rigs began drilling. There are now 1,028 land, two inland waters and 21 offshore rigs active in the U.S.

Activity shifted slightly in favor of oil this week, with three oil rigs coming online while one gas-targeting rig shut down.

While drilling targets were relatively stable in the week, trajectories shifted dramatically. A total of 12 directional r...

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