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North American Rig Counts and Drilling Activity
(updated 6/12/18)
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Most Recent US Drilling Activity Map

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This link takes you to an interactive 3D version of the USA oil and gas drilling activity, heat map shown to the left.  The base map is a US elevation map.  In the interest of impoving your understanding of US shale development activity, our cutting edge web technology allows the 3D map to be rotated, zoomed and roamed at will.  Also, in the interest of improving visitor understanding of the US shale industry, we have imbedded live links (in the form of blue half spheres), which allow access to historical rig count charts, current drilling activity maps and oil and gas production charts for different US shale areas.  To call-up this additional information, click on the blue half spheres, and on the resulting pop-up, click the relevant hi-lighted links.

To control the map,  rotate it using the left mouse button, zoom in/out using the mouse wheel, and roam it using the right mouse button.
US Oil and Gas Drilling Rig Market Segmentation
US Oil and Gas Drilling Rig Market Segmentation
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US Super Spec Rig Market
US Super Spec Rig Market
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The following panel contains an interactive 3D map of USA oil and gas well drilling activity.  To see historical rig count charts and current drilling activity maps for the main US shale areas, click on the blue spheres on the 3D map, and on the resulting pop-up, click the hi-lighted links. To use the map,  rotate it using the left mouse button, zoom in/out using the mouse wheel, and to roam across the map, use the right mouse button.


Link to full screen version the rotatable, zoomable USA drilling heat map.

If you like this 3D map you might also appreciate these 3D maps as well (note: they work great on smart phones and tablets)

A 3D oil and gas map overview of the Gulf of Mexico
A 3D map view of oil and gas exploration prospects in the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR)

The next two activity maps provide some context for the most recent activity map shown previously.  The map to the left reflects the drilling landscape at the nadir this past June of the recent down cycle.  In contrast, the map to the right reflects the peak in activity of the most recent upcycle in Sept. of 2014.

 "Heat" Map for for June 2016, During Which, USA Drilling Activity Hit Its Low for the Recent Down Cycle  
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Peak USA Drilling Activity:   "Heat" Map for Sept. 12, 2014

USA oil and gas drilling heat/activity/rig count map; fall/September 2014
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USA Drilling Trends:  Oil, Gas and Total

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USA Horizontal  vs Vertical Drilling Rig Activity
USA Horizontal  vs Vertical Drilling Rig Activity
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NYMEX Oil Price Versus USA Oil Rig Count
NYMEX Oil Price Versus USA Oil Rig Count
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Henry Hub Gas Price Versus USA Gas Rig Count
Henry Hub Gas Price Versus USA Gas Rig Count
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Approximate Permian Basin Horizontal Rig Count (March 2018)Approximate Permian Basin Horizontal Rig Count (March 2018)
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Drilling Rig Activity Map - Permian Basin (May 2017)
Drilling Rig Activity Map - Permian Basin (May 2017)
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US Drilling Rig Activity Map-Permian Basin
US Drilling Rig Activity Map-Permian Basin
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US Drilling Rig Activity Map-STACK/SCOOP, Central Oklahoma
US Drilling Rig Activity Map-STACK/SCOOP, Central Oklahoma
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US Drilling Rig Activity Map-Marcellus/Utica
US Drilling Rig Activity Map-Marcellus/Utica
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US Drilling Rig Activity Map-Eagle Ford
US Drilling Rig Activity Map-Eagle Ford
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US Drilling Rig Activity Map-Haynesville, East Texas, and North Louisiana
US Drilling Rig Activity Map-Haynesville, East Texas, and North Louisiana
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US Drilling Rig Activity Map-Rocky Mountain Region
Powder River, DJ Niobrara, Green River, Piceance, and Uinta
US Drilling Rig Activity Map-Rocky Mountain Region
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US Drilling Rig Activity Map-Bakken
US Drilling Rig Activity Map-Bakken, May 2017
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US Drilling Rig Activity Map-California
US Drilling Rig Activity Map-California, May 2017
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