Active drilling rigs in the Barnett Shale rose by one this week, to 33, according to RigData. Wise County continued to lead with nine rigs, followed by Montague with five, Tarrant, Jack and Denton counties with four each, and Palo Pinto with three.
Devon Energy is by far the busiest operator in the field, running eight rigs last week in Wise, Denton and Parker counties. EnerVest Operating and EOG Resources each kept three rigs busy, mostly in Montague County, an oil-rich portion of the field.
-- Jim Fuquay