Exploration & Production

Gas-focused drilling increases in Middle East in July

The number of gas-focused rigs in the region rose to 98 in July, an increase of 14% month on month The number of gas-focused rigs in the region rose to 98 in July, an increase of 14% month on month.
By Verity Ratcliffe 10 August 2018 0 32094
Map showing Middle East rig counts

The number of rigs targeting gas in the Middle East rose by 14% in July compared with June, to 98, as drilling increased in Egypt, Oman, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. The number of rigs targeting gas operating in Saudi Arabia fell from 60 in May to 48 in June but was back up to 57 in July. Meanwhile, the number of rigs drilling for gas in Kuwait fell from 16 to 15.

Middle East, East Med & Pakistan rig count (targeting gas)

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