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Drilling Productivity Report

Release Date:  July 16, 2018  |  Next Release: August 13, 2018  |  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 July 2018 August 2018 change   July 2018 August 2018 change
Anadarko 416 419 3   2,852 2,875 23
Appalachia 145 145 -   15,770 15,914 144
Bakken 1,469 1,476 7   1,752 1,778 26
Eagle Ford 1,482 1,502 20   5,534 5,663 129
Haynesville 25 25 -   8,512 8,585 73
Niobrara 1,223 1,228 5   4,543 4,578 35
Permian 623 623 -    1,206 1,206 -
Total 678 686 8   3,772 3,747 (25)
Oil production
thousand barrels/day
Gas production
million cubic feet/day
Region July 2018 August 2018 change   July 2018 August 2018 change
Anadarko 549 559 10   7,021 7,119 98
Appalachia 114 118 4   28,548 28,876 328
Bakken 1,282 1,297 15   2,400 2,425 25
Eagle Ford 1,401 1,436 35   6,794 6,931 137
Haynesville 43 43 -   8,949 9,138 189
Niobrara 605 611 6   5,098 5,153 55
Permian 3,333 3,406 73    10,656 10,890 234
Total 7,327 7,470 143   69,466 70,532 1,066
Drilled but uncompleted wells (DUC)
wells
Region May 2018 June 2018 change  
Anadarko 895 908 13  
Appalachia 753 748 (5)  
Bakken 750 769 19  
Eagle Ford 1,495 1,537 42  
Haynesville 180 182 2  
Niobrara 473 431 (42)   
Permian 3,204 3,368 164   
Total 7,750 7,943 193  

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