Exploration & Production

Latin America’s total gas rig count holds steady in July

Gas-focused drilling in Latin America was flat in July compared with June Gas-focused drilling in Latin America was flat in July compared with June
By Chris Noon 24 August 2018 0 32287
Operational rigs in Latin America, July 2018

Gas-focused drilling in Latin America was flat in July compared with June. Seventeen were drilling for gas in the region during the month, according to Baker Hughes data. By contrast, only 14 gas-focused rigs were drilling in the region in May, which was the lowest since Baker Hughes began publishing breakdowns of rigs by region in 1995. Argentina and Chile each lost one rig in July, while Bolivia and Venezuela both added one. Argentine state-run company YPF drilled a well to a...