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Drilling Productivity Report

Release Date:  November 13, 2018  |  Next Release: December 17, 2018  |  full report

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DUC data (aggregated by region)



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New-well oil production per rig
barrels/day
New-well gas production per rig
thousand cubic feet/day
Region November 2018 December 2018 change   November 2018 December 2018 change
Anadarko 410 413 3   2,914 2,937 23
Appalachia 146 146 -   16,994 17,186 192
Bakken 1,557 1,575 18   1,991 2,035 44
Eagle Ford 1,433 1,453 20   5,914 6,026 112
Haynesville 27 27 -   8,613 8,650 37
Niobrara 1,204 1,208 4   4,381 4,386 5
Permian 595 613 18    1,235 1,235 -
Rig-weighted average 668 679 11   3,784 3,836 52
Oil production
thousand barrels/day
Gas production
million cubic feet/day
Region November 2018 December 2018 change   November 2018 December 2018 change
Anadarko 582 589 7   7,430 7,525 95
Appalachia 137 141 4   30,030 30,433 403
Bakken 1,358 1,373 15   2,561 2,583 22
Eagle Ford 1,415 1,432 17   7,151 7,269 118
Haynesville 43 43 -   9,562 9,667 105
Niobrara 664 671 7   5,145 5,189 44
Permian 3,632 3,695 63    12,162 12,413 251
Total 7,831 7,944 113   74,041 75,079 1,038
Drilled but uncompleted wells (DUC)
wells
Region September 2018 October 2018 change  
Anadarko 1,043 1,084 41  
Appalachia 642 623 (19)  
Bakken 817 797 (20)  
Eagle Ford 1,546 1,571 25  
Haynesville 196 203 7  
Niobrara 415 401 (14)   
Permian 3,617 3,866 249   
Total 8,276 8,545 269  

NOTE:
Productivity estimates may overstate actual production which could be limited by logistical constraints.

 

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.

key tight oil and shale gas regions