Petroleum & Other Liquids

‹ See All Petroleum Reports

Drilling Productivity Report

Release Date:   March 13, 2017  |  Next Release: April 17, 2017   |  full report

Previous Issues


Contents

Report data (aggregated by region)

DUC data (aggregated by region)



Related Today in Energy articles


Give Us Your Feedback

Do you have comments or suggestions about our Drilling Productivity Report? We want to hear from you.

Receive Email Updates

Sign up to receive Drilling Productivity Report updates via email


Sign up for more email updates

New-well oil production per rig
barrels/day
New-well gas production per rig
thousand cubic feet/day
Region March 2017 April 2017 change   March 2017 April 2017 change
Bakken 994 1,001 7   1,427 1,447 20
Eagle Ford 1,440 1,442 2   4,527 4,542 15
Haynesville 32 32 -   7,159 7,215 56
Marcellus 69 70 1   13,049 13,233 184
Niobrara 1,294 1,300 6   4,285 4,406 121
Permian 660 662 2    1,111 1,113 2
Utica 192 207 15    10,373 10,473 100
Rig-weighted average 711 720 9   3,513 3,516 3
Oil production
thousand barrels/day
Gas production
million cubic feet/day
Region March 2017 April 2017 change   March 2017 April 2017 change
Bakken 974 964 (10)   1,579 1,583 4
Eagle Ford 1,116 1,144 28   5,714 5,757 43
Haynesville 43 43 -   6,139 6,247 108
Marcellus 37 38 1   19,020 19,187 167
Niobrara 433 444 11   4,576 4,628 52
Permian 2,207 2,286 79    7,791 7,945 154
Utica 43 43 -    4,236 4,270 34
Total 4,853 4,962 109   49,055 49,617 562
Drilled but uncompleted wells (DUC)
wells
Region January 2017 February 2017 change  
Bakken 804 808 4  
Eagle Ford 1,252 1,265 13  
Haynesville 160 170 10  
Marcellus 670 666 (4)  
Niobrara 700 678 (22)
Permian 1,669 1,764 95   
Utica 97 92 (5)   
Total 5,352 5,443 91  

 

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