US Onshore Drilling

Drilling factories and pad drilling changed the market landscape for rig efficiency and activity. Our basin-level rig forecast combined with drilling analysis provides an in-depth view of basin and operator trends for the drilling and drilling-services markets.

Clients rely on our pad drilling and benchmarking expertise to assess the differences between batch drilling, spudder rigs, and other drilling trends in specific basins. Blending industry and proprietary client data helps our clients get a detailed view of drilling activity trends for Tier 1 and Tier 2 drilling contractors across super-spec and other rig types.

News & Insights


US Weekly Onshore Rig Counts

A weekly review of onshore US rig counts by state, county, basin and play.

Global Land Drilling Rig Dayrate White Paper

Since the oil and gas downturn of 2014 there has been significant pressure on drilling service costs, including land rig day rates. One of the most significant costs on any onshore oilfield is the cost of hiring a rig to drill the well.

Drilling Solutions

High-performing drilling contractors rely on our exceptional cycle-time analysis and rig specifications by basin to benchmark operations and provide commercial insights with regularly updated, near real-time intelligence.

Well-lifecycle data for the oil and gas value chain.

Drilling & Completions Outlook – Forecast of wells drilled and completed for the US market.

Commercial Advisory

We offer a range of advisory services in the unconventionals sector. Each engagement is unique, but more common projects include: identifying business opportunities, benchmarking corporate strategies, matching technologies to specific locations, analysing competitive positioning and pricing implications.

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In Numbers


Well and drilling data across shale plays


Rigs in our specification database


Daily updated rig locations


Drilling contractors operating in the Lower 48

“Fantastic pad drilling and rig benchmark analysis for our understanding of the Bakken.”

Drilling ContractorSVP Sales North America

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Luke SMith

Luke SMith

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