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New-well oil production per rig
barrels/day
New-well gas production per rig
thousand cubic feet/day
Region January 2022 February 2022 change January 2022 February 2022 change
Anadarko 762 731 (31) 3,941 3,744 (197)
Appalachia 188 188 - 30,399 30,551 152
Bakken 2,106 2,000 (106) 2,948 2,800 (148)
Eagle Ford 2,304 2,235 (69) 8,348 8,181 (167)
Haynesville 19 19 - 11,971 12,073 102
Niobrara 1,603 1,570 (33) 4,351 4,264 (87)
Permian 1,210 1,195 (15) 2,309 2,281 (28)
Rig-weighted average 1,135 1,116 (19) 6,327 6,183 (144)
Oil production
thousand barrels/day
Gas production
million cubic feet/day
Region January 2022 February 2022 change January 2022 February 2022 change
Anadarko 389 391 2 6,278 6,255 (23)
Appalachia 115 117 2 34,988 35,069 81
Bakken 1,184 1,192 8 3,150 3,161 11
Eagle Ford 1,104 1,116 12 6,118 6,183 65
Haynesville 33 33 - 14,019 14,146 127
Niobrara 615 615 - 5,339 5,343 4
Permian 4,996 5,076 80 19,936 20,058 122
Total 8,436 8,540 104 89,828 90,215 387
Drilled but uncompleted wells (DUC)
wells
Region November 2021 December 2021 change
Anadarko 787 773 (14)
Appalachia 513 486 (27)
Bakken 485 458 (27)
Eagle Ford 760 724 (36)
Haynesville 386 378 (8)
Niobrara 362 351 (11)
Permian 1,537 1,446 (91)
Total 4,830 4,616 (214)

NOTE: The Drilling Productivity Report (DPR) rig productivity metric new-well oil/natural gas production per rig can become unstable during periods of rapid decreases or increases in the number of active rigs and well completions. The metric uses a fixed ratio of estimated total production from new wells divided by the region's monthly rig count, lagged by two months. The metric does not represent new-well oil/natural gas production per newly completed well.

The DPR metric legacy oil/natural gas production change can become unstable during periods of rapid decreases or increases in the volume of well production curtailments or shut-ins. This effect has been observed during winter weather freeze-offs, extreme flooding events, and the 2020 global oil demand contraction. The DPR methodology involves applying smoothing techniques to most of the data series because of inherent noise in the data.

September 2021 Supplement: Gas-to-oil ratios in U.S. primary oil-producing regions.
January 2021 Supplement: Base production in North Dakota has fully recovered after a significant reduction.
September 2020 Supplement: With low rig counts, the inventory of drilled but uncompleted (DUC) wells provides short-term reserve for completions of new wells.
August 2020 Supplement: Rig counts fall but new-well production per rig rise as new-well production persists.
March 2020 Supplement: Base production accounts for a material share of total U.S. tight oil production.

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