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    US sees slight uptick in rig count in June 3-9

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The overall US count is down 1% in the last month but up 87% year on year.

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US sees slight uptick in rig count in June 3-9

The US running rig count grew by seven in the week ending June 9 to 534, rig data provider Enverus said on June 10.

Two rigs were added in the Anadarko basin and one in the Permian, while one was removed in the Gulf Coast and another taken away in the Marcellus/Utica basin. The DJ and Williston basins saw no changes in their rig counts, while six were added in other regions.

The overall US count is down 1% in the last month but up 87% year on year.

"The Williston Basin hit a 2021 high of 20 active rigs. Continental is the most active operator in the basin at seven rigs. In the last month, the company has added two," Enverus said. "Along the Gulf Coast, drilling activity is down by 14 rigs, at 55. The number of operators running rigs in the region fell from 69 a month ago to 56 currently. The most active operators are EOG Resources, BP and ConocoPhillips, running four rigs each."