RigData Insights

Platts US Rig & Permit Count: November 15, 2018

  • Thursday, November 15, 2018
  • Posted By Greg Tsichlis

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As of November 15, 2018 the US rig count is 1,200, up 21 from the previous week and up 125 YOY. US permits are 1,017, down 569 from last week and down 25 YOY.

US Rig Breakout by Location

US Onshore:     1,166

US Offshore:            4

US Gulf of Mexico: 30

US ​Rigs by Direction

Horizontal:     961

Directional:      71

Vertical:         134


The data above is part of the Platts Upstream Indicator and Platts US Rig Count Report.

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To see a full state by state breakout plus inland water and offshore Gulf of Mexico call 800-371-0083. Or to see a sample issue and video on how our location data can help you discover leads for your services, get directions to the rig and grow your business go to Platts RigData Location & Operators.  

​For detailed permit data including the operator filing the permit with complete contact information, breakouts by state, onshore and offshore email CustomerService.RigData@spglobal.com or call 800-371-0083. To see a sample report and video on how permit data can help you identify trends and future drilling activity check out Platts RigData Permits & Players .




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