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New-well oil production per rig
barrels/day
New-well gas production per rig
thousand cubic feet/day
Region October 2020 November 2020 change   October 2020 November 2020 change
Anadarko 1,031 980 (51)   6,484 6,160 (324)
Appalachia 172 173 1   26,177 26,700 523
Bakken 2,273 2,300 27   3,000 3,105 105
Eagle Ford 2,449 2,498 49   8,523 8,694 171
Haynesville 20 20 -   11,269 11,271 2
Niobrara 2,028 2,038 10   5,554 5,565 11
Permian 1,199 1,283 84    2,155 2,198 43
Rig-weighted average 1,001 1,031 30   7,445 7,582 137
Oil production
thousand barrels/day
Gas production
million cubic feet/day
Region October 2020 November 2020 change   October 2020 November 2020 change
Anadarko 423 404 (19)   6,382 6,252 (130)
Appalachia 134 133 (1)   33,795 33,646 (149)
Bakken 1,185 1,163 (22)   2,603 2,562 (41)
Eagle Ford 1,048 1,014 (34)   5,903 5,785 (118)
Haynesville 35 35 -   11,666 11,637 (29)
Niobrara 606 578 (28)   5,300 5,224 (76)
Permian 4,382 4,365 (17)   16,753 16,679 (74)
Total 7,813 7,692 (121)   82,402 81,785 (617)
Drilled but uncompleted wells (DUC)
wells
Region August 2020 September 2020 change  
Anadarko 704 681 (23)  
Appalachia 586 575 (11)  
Bakken 881 870 (11)  
Eagle Ford 1,181 1,166 (15)  
Haynesville 317 321 4  
Niobrara 454 454 -   
Permian 3,546 3,525 (21)   
Total 7,669 7,592 (77)  
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.

Septeber 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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