The number of total active drilling rigs in the United States rose by 1 this week, according to new data from Baker Hughes published on Friday. The total rig count rose to 765 this week—237 rigs higher than the rig count this time in 2021. Oil rigs in the United States rose by 2 this week, to 604. Gas rigs slipped 1, to 159. Miscellaneous rigs stayed the same at 2. The rig count in the Permian Basin stayed the same at 344 this week. Rigs in the Eagle Ford also stayed the same, at 72. Oil and gas rigs in the Permian are 81 above where they were this time last year. While up year over year, active drilling in the Permian has remained near the current level since mid-May. Primary Vision’s Frac Spread Count, an estimate of the number of crews completing unfinished wells—a more frugal use […]