Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs actively exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by six this week to 1,771. The Houston-based company said Friday in its weekly report that 1,413 rigs were exploring for oil and 353 for gas. Five were listed as miscellaneous. A year ago there were 1,971 active rigs.
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Rock Springs Field Office (RSFO) is launching a 30-day public comment period on an environmental assessment for the Monell-Arch Oil and Gas Development which is a proposal by Anadarko Petroleum Corp. to expand the Patrick Draw Field with development of up to 125 new oil, carbon dioxide, and water injection wells.