A few comments from Steven Kopits of Princeton Energy Advisors LLC on May 11, 2018:
• Total US oil rigs were up, +10 to 844
• Horizontal oil rigs, however, were only up +2 at 745
• Oil rig additions came in the neglected ‘directional’ category, but only represented the recovery off rigs taken off line last week
• With the Brent spread over $6 / barrel, the end of the Iran deal, and a general sense of bullishness around oil markets, expect rig count additions to accelerate
CR note: This graph shows the US horizontal rig count by basin.
Graph and comments Courtesy of Steven Kopits of Princeton Energy Advisors LLC.
Source: FS – Multifamily Properties
Oil Rigs: "Rig additions keep rolling along"