Platts RigData, a forecasting and analytics unit of S&P Global Platts, announced that the U.S. rig count for May 2017 was 1,026, up 55 (6%) from April 2017, and up 581 (131%) from May 2016. This rig count includes U.S. onshore, U.S. inland waters and U.S. offshore Gulf of Mexico drilling rigs.


  • May U.S. land rig count: 976, up 54 from the previous month and up 585 from May 2016.
  • May U.S. inland waters and Gulf of Mexico rig count: 50, up one from the previous month, and down four from May 2016.


Platts RigData U.S. Rig Counts