I don't know if NDIC staffs their Bismarck office 24/7, but they certainly must staff it 24/18. I am quite impressed. They must have some of the hardest working, most dedicated employees anywhere in the country.
This is Saturday. Last night, and I think, if I remember correctly, the active rig total was 201 or 200. This afternoon I see the total is back up to 202. I doubt that the data is updated by a computer; it seems it would require a telephone call (or some other method) from the field to the NDIC office to update that information.