The number of drilling rigs has grown in the USA
Nowadays the number of drilling rigs is increasing every day. They have been built in many countries especially a great number of rigs is set in the USA.
Therefore, it can be noted that the number of operating drilling rigs in the United States has grown to 521 pieces.
Moreover, in the week from September 17 to September 24, the number of active rigs in the United States increased by nine and reached 521, which is in line with the April 2020 level.
During the week, the number of working oil rigs increased by 10 - to 421. The number of gas rigs decreased by one - to 99 pieces.
In the Permian Basin, the number of operating drilling rigs increased by one - up to 260 units.
Recall that a sharp decline in the number of drilling rigs began after the fall in oil prices and demand. Prior to its start on March 13, 2020, 792 drilling rigs were operating in the United States, of which 683 were oil rigs.
On August 14, 2020, the number of active drilling rigs dropped to a local minimum and amounted to 244, and then there is an unstable growth with adjustments.
The number of oil rigs in the United States is constantly increasing, but is well below the pre-crisis level. This means that the production of shale oil in the country will gradually increase, but will not reach pre-crisis indicators in the near future.