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Drilling Productivity Report

Release Date:  November 13, 2017  |  Next Release: December 18, 2017  |  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 2017 December 2017 change   November 2017 December 2017 change
Anadarko 377 382 5   2,530 2,539 9
Appalachia 135 135 -   14,342 14,369 27
Bakken 1,253 1,276 23   1,588 1,601 13
Eagle Ford 1,090 1,124 34   4,283 4,503 220
Haynesville 33 33 -   7,763 7,789 26
Niobrara 1,084 1,095 11   4,259 4,269 10
Permian 582 586 4    1,035 1,050 15
Total 596 603 7   3,483 3,488 5
Oil production
thousand barrels/day
Gas production
million cubic feet/day
Region November 2017 December 2017 change   November 2017 December 2017 change
Anadarko 474 480 6   6,083 6,096 13
Appalachia 108 111 3   25,672 26,066 394
Bakken 1,101 1,107 6   2,041 2,064 23
Eagle Ford 1,222 1,222 -   6,229 6,234 5
Haynesville 45 45 -   7,128 7,259 131
Niobrara 516 523 7   4,753 4,796 43
Permian 2,628 2,686 58    9,020 9,190 170
Total 6,094 6,174 80   60,926 61,705 779
Drilled but uncompleted wells (DUC)
wells
Region September 2017 October 2017 change  
Anadarko 914 921 7  
Appalachia 786 791 5  
Bakken 746 735 (11)  
Eagle Ford 1,452 1,485 33  
Haynesville 191 192 1  
Niobrara 685 685 -   
Permian 2,430 2,533 103   
Total 7,204 7,342 138  

NOTE:
The DPR report no longer contains the Marcellus and Utica regions in the downloadable report data file. These have been replaced by the Appalachia region.

 

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