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Drilling Productivity Report

Release Date:  November 18, 2019  |  Next Release: December 16, 2019  |  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 November 2019 December 2019 change   November 2019 December 2019 change
Anadarko 587 606 19   4,041 4,140 99
Appalachia 159 162 3   18,389 18,431 42
Bakken 1,522 1,542 20   2,297 2,353 56
Eagle Ford 1,420 1,434 14   4,915 4,924 9
Haynesville 27 27 -   10,281 10,323 42
Niobrara 1,247 1,255 8   4,215 4,229 14
Permian 793 793 -    1,518 1,518 -
Rig-weighted average 814 824 10   4,256 4,156 (100)
Oil production
thousand barrels/day
Gas production
million cubic feet/day
Region November 2019 December 2019 change   November 2019 December 2019 change
Anadarko 563 551 (12)   7,536 7,428 (108)
Appalachia 167 170 3   33,674 33,720 46
Bakken 1,497 1,506 9   3,086 3,101 15
Eagle Ford 1,382 1,368 (14)   6,879 6,820 (59)
Haynesville 40 40 -   11,929 12,052 123
Niobrara 765 771 6   5,556 5,579 23
Permian 4,670 4,727 57    16,270 16,493 223
Total 9,084 9,133 49   84,930 85,193 263
Drilled but uncompleted wells (DUC)
wells
Region September 2019 October 2019 change  
Anadarko 813 741 (72)  
Appalachia 522 492 (30)  
Bakken 759 739 (20)  
Eagle Ford 1,450 1,418 (32)  
Haynesville 215 211 (4)  
Niobrara 474 452 (22)   
Permian 3,634 3,589 (45)   
Total 7,867 7,642 (225)  

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