Oct. 06–The rig count in Midland County jumped by seven this week for a total of 66, according to oil field services company Baker Hughes. Reeves, still the Permian county with the most drilling activity, has 78 rigs, an increase of one.
The basin lost one rig this week, for a total of 485. Texas lost five for a total of 524, and New Mexico has 99 rigs, up two. The nation’s rig count is at 1,052, a loss of two.
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While the Midland rig count increased significantly, two other Permian counties lost several rigs: Andrews lost five for a total of seven; Upton lost four for a total of 17; and Howard is at 23, down three.
Permian counties with double-digit totals are: Lea, N.M., 52, unchanged; Eddy, N.M., 42, up two; Martin, 39, unchanged; Loving, 32, unchanged; Ward, 25, up one; Pecos, 22, unchanged; Winkler, 16, unchanged; Reagan, 14, down two; and Culberson, 13, unchanged.
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