According to the RigData Locations & Operators Report, the U.S rig count gained (+6) up to 452 this week. The U.S. Land rig count gained (+3) to 395.
Halliburton and Baker Hughes have called off a nearly $35 billion merger after the U.S. Justice Department filed a lawsuit to stop the acquisition.
The U.S. Rig Count drops 22 to 446 this week. The permit count is down 49 to 396 permits filed. 59 rigs are waiting to spud.