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Drilling Productivity Report

Release Date:  July 18, 2016  |  Next Release: August 15, 2016  |  full report

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New-well oil production per rig
barrels/day
New-well gas production per rig
thousand cubic feet/day
Region July 2016 August 2016 change   July 2016 August 2016 change
Bakken 841 858 17   1,116 1,149 33
Eagle Ford 1,052 1,076 24   3,135 3,193 58
Haynesville 31 31 -   5,505 5,573 68
Marcellus 69 69 -   11,225 11,267 42
Niobrara 940 961 21   2,927 3,004 77
Permian 503 515 12    883 895 12
Utica 358 369 11    7,397 7,513 116
Rig-weighted average 548 558 10   2,884 2,850 (34)
Oil production
thousand barrels/day
Gas production
million cubic feet/day
Region July 2016 August 2016 change   July 2016 August 2016 change
Bakken 998 966 (32)   1,591 1,560 (31)
Eagle Ford 1,127 1,079 (48)   6,014 5,805 (209)
Haynesville 47 46 (1)   5,916 5,880 (36)
Marcellus 40 40 -   17,976 17,950 (26)
Niobrara 383 371 (12)   4,068 3,994 (74)
Permian 1,980 1,974 (6)    6,914 6,868 (46)
Utica 77 77 -    3,663 3,668 5
Total 4,652 4,553 (99)   46,142 45,725 (417)

 

The Drilling Productivity Report uses recent data on the total number of drilling rigs in operation along with estimates of drilling productivity and estimated changes in production from existing oil and natural gas wells to provide estimated changes in oil and natural gas production for seven key regions. EIA's approach does not distinguish between oil-directed rigs and gas-directed rigs because once a well is completed it may produce both oil and gas; more than half of the wells produce both.

While shale resources and production are found in many U.S. regions, at this time EIA is focusing on the seven most prolific areas, which are located in the Lower 48 states. These seven regions accounted for 92% of domestic oil production growth and all domestic natural gas production growth during 2011-14.

key tight oil and shale gas regions