Active drilling rigs in the Barnett Shale inched up by one this week to 29, according to RigData. Tarrant and Jack counties were the busiest with six rigs each, followed by Montague County with five, Denton County with four and Wise County with three.
Nationally, the rig count rose by 13 to 1,791, said Baker Hughes. Rigs seeking crude oil were up 12 to 1,397, rigs seeking natural gas rose by two to 388 and six rigs were classes as miscellaneous, down one. A year ago there were 1,914 active rigs.
– Jim Fuquay