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North American Rig Counts and Drilling Activity
(updated March 2019)
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Most Recent US Drilling Activity Map

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This link takes you to an interactive 3D portal 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, which allow access to historical rig count charts, current drilling activity maps and oil and gas production charts for the primary US shale areas.  To call-up this additional information, click on the blue half spheres on the portal, and on the resulting pop-up, click the relevant hi-lighted links.

To control the 3D map linked above,  rotate it using the left mouse button, zoom in/out using the mouse wheel, and roam it using the right mouse button.
Monthly reported number of wells drilled in the main US light, tight oil and shale gas plays.
Monthly reported number of wells drilled in the main US light, tight oil and shale gas plays.
Monthly reported number of wells completed in the main US light, tight oil and shale gas plays.
Monthly reported number of wells completed in the main US light, tight oil and shale gas plays. 
The monthly number of drilled, uncompleted wells (DUC) reported for the main US light, tight oil and shale gas plays.
The monthly number of drilled, uncompleted wells (DUC) reported for the main US light, tight oil and shale gas plays. 
 

Estimating Average Rig Productivity Over Time for a Prominent Tight Oil Play
Estimating Average Rig Productivity Over Time for a Prominent Tight Oil Play
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We have rig productivity numbers for the primary tight oil and shale gas plays in the US and Canada.  We have productivity on a Wells Per Month Per Rig basis, as well as, Average Footage Drilled per Rig per Month, and Average New Well Production per Rig Per Month.
Improving Economic Robustness of Shale Plays
Improving Economic Robustness of Shale Plays
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We have an extensive LTO and shale gas economic analysis database, and we have performed literally thousands of such analysis for valuation, and analytical purposes.   EVAL, is our in-house,  industry standard economic modeling tool that can quickly perform economics on any upstream situation, domestic or international
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 use the portal capability of this map in order call-up 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
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 (March 2019)
Henry Hub Gas Price Versus USA Gas Rig Count (March 2019)
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Approximate Permian Basin Horizontal Rig Count (March 2019)
Approximate Permian Basin Horizontal Rig Count (March 2019)
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Drilling Rig Activity Map - Permian Basin (February 2019)
Drilling Rig Activity Map - Permian Basin (February 2019)
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Progression of Permian Basin Rig Activity: 2016-2019
Progression of Permian Basin Rig Activity: 2016-2019
 

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