The number of drilling rigs working in the Barnett Shale rebounded from last week’s 12-year low of 18, adding six rigs to close the week at 24, according to RigData. Montague County was the busiest with six rigs, followed by Tarrant County with five, Wise County with four and Jack County with three.
Nationally, active rigs jumped by 30 from a week ago, said BakerHughes Inc. Rigs seeking crude oil were up 24, to 1,534, rigs seeking gas rose seven, to 323, and miscellaneous rigs were down one to four.
— Jim Fuquay