Drilling rig activity in Western Canada and the Top 10 active operators as of June 21, 2018, as reported this morning by Rig Locator.

These figures compare to 179 active rigs as of the afternoon of June 20, 2018 with 436 down, for an active rate of 29 per cent.

Last year during the same week, 170 rigs were active, 464 down, for an active rate of 27 per cent.

Active rigs on the Rig Locator website are defined as rigs that are drilling, rigging up or moving. (Note: This data differs from the rig counts tracked by the Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors, which bases its utilization rates on whether rigs are drilling, which it defines as spud to rig release, or down.)