Oil-directed rigs fall by seven to 849 Gas rigs fall by two to 210 Permian production climbing Houston — US oil and natural gas rigs fell by 13 to 1,061 for the week ended May 29, according to data released by S&P Global Platts Analytics Thursday. Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now The rig count has dropped steeply since late last year when there were more than 1,200 active rigs in early December. This week’s declines were thinly spread out across most of the major oil and gas fields. The Bakken and Eagle Ford shale plays each lost two rigs while the Marcellus and SCOOP-STACK lost one each. The Permian fell by three to 447. Click here for full-size image The only major onshore field to add any rigs over the past week was the Haynesville, which added two to 57. The […]