Amadeusz Juskowiak

Hughes us rig count slips to 801 this week

US drilling activity continued to slow last week as the number of active rotary rigs fell by 38 to a total of 801 against 1248 working rigs one year ago Hughes Tool Co said

Most of the decrease came among rigs used for onshore drilling which dropped to a total of 707 from last weeks 744 A total of 77 rigs were active offshore and 17 in inland waters during the week Hughes Tool said

Among individual states Texas lost 24 working rigs Michigan dropped by six and California New mexico and Kansas were each down by one Colorado reported a gain of eight rigs and Louisiana was up by four

In Canada the rig count was up 14 to 164 against 422 one year ago