According to the RDNA, Radar Report, the peak rig count in Bakken Shale was 173 active rigs. This happened on December 12th, 2015.
RigData US rig count is 484 active rigs (down 26). 32 rigs are waiting to spud (down 9). 361 drilling permits were issued (down 28).
U.S. rig count is 475 active rigs (down 9). 55 rigs are waiting to spud (up 23). 394 drilling permits were issued (up 33)
According to the RigData Locations & Operators Report, the U.S rig count dropped (-13) 439 this week. The U.S. Land rig count dropped (-12) to 383.