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Drilling Productivity Report

Release Date:  February 18, 2020  |  Next Release: March 16, 2020  |  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 February 2020 March 2020 change   February 2020 March 2020 change
Anadarko 722 751 29   4,365 4,481 116
Appalachia 119 127 8   15,060 15,250 190
Bakken 1,388 1,419 31   2,022 2,064 42
Eagle Ford 1,461 1,482 21   4,927 4,937 10
Haynesville 25 25 -   10,303 10,326 23
Niobrara 1,232 1,237 5   4,270 4,292 22
Permian 813 815 2    1,566 1,571 5
Rig-weighted average 835 853 18   3,858 3,845 (13)
Oil production
thousand barrels/day
Gas production
million cubic feet/day
Region February 2020 March 2020 change   February 2020 March 2020 change
Anadarko 536 526 (10)   7,395 7,255 (140)
Appalachia 146 145 (1)   33,350 33,130 (220)
Bakken 1,474 1,472 (2)   3,079 3,070 (9)
Eagle Ford 1,369 1,369 -   6,878 6,859 (19)
Haynesville 39 39 -   12,407 12,441 34
Niobrara 777 769 (8)   5,725 5,709 (16)
Permian 4,816 4,855 39   16,785 16,983 198
Total 9,157 9,175 18   85,619 85,447 (172)
Drilled but uncompleted wells (DUC)
wells
Region December 2019 January 2020 change  
Anadarko 761 711 (50)  
Appalachia 543 537 (6)  
Bakken 814 841 27  
Eagle Ford 1,404 1,392 (12)  
Haynesville 237 240 3  
Niobrara 467 457 (10)   
Permian 3,490 3,504 14   
Total 7,716 7,682 (34)  

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