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Drilling Productivity Report

Release Date:  June 17, 2019  |  Next Release: July 15, 2019  |  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 June 2019 July 2019 change   June 2019 July 2019 change
Anadarko 424 429 5   2,855 2,858 3
Appalachia 144 144 -   15,930 15,930 -
Bakken 1,409 1,413 4   2,029 2,044 15
Eagle Ford 1,334 1,336 2   4,844 4,860 16
Haynesville 26 26 -   10,807 10,946 139
Niobrara 1,209 1,210 1   4,251 4,262 11
Permian 679 698 19    1,322 1,333 11
Rig-weighted average 702 716 14   4,015 3,999 (16)
Oil production
thousand barrels/day
Gas production
million cubic feet/day
Region June 2019 July 2019 change   June 2019 July 2019 change
Anadarko 561 554 (7)   7,436 7,386 (50)
Appalachia 134 138 4   32,097 32,444 347
Bakken 1,428 1,439 11   2,956 2,976 20
Eagle Ford 1,393 1,390 (3)   6,818 6,801 (17)
Haynesville 43 43 -   11,301 11,519 218
Niobrara 720 730 10   5,497 5,547 50
Permian 4,171 4,226 55    14,459 14,689 230
Total 8,450 8,520 70   80,564 81,362 798
Drilled but uncompleted wells (DUC)
wells
Region April 2019 May 2019 change  
Anadarko 996 963 (33)  
Appalachia 461 437 (24)  
Bakken 716 699 (17)  
Eagle Ford 1,479 1,455 (24)  
Haynesville 222 220 (2)  
Niobrara 556 538 (18)   
Permian 3,930 3,971 41   
Total 8,360 8,283 (77)  

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