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Drilling Productivity Report

Release Date:  May 18, 2020  |  Next Release: June 15, 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 May 2020 June 2020 change   May 2020 June 2020 change
Anadarko 551 717 166   3,256 4,233 977
Appalachia 145 146 1   19,631 19,828 197
Bakken 1,109 1,309 200   1,830 2,159 329
Eagle Ford 1,288 1,519 231   4,441 5,240 799
Haynesville 23 24 1   10,976 11,196 220
Niobrara 1,213 1,274 61   4,283 4,497 214
Permian 717 795 78    1,428 1,585 157
Rig-weighted average 745 809 64   3,867 4,524 657
Oil production
thousand barrels/day
Gas production
million cubic feet/day
Region May 2020 June 2020 change   May 2020 June 2020 change
Anadarko 462 434 (28)   6,730 6,486 (244)
Appalachia 138 138 -   32,678 32,593 (85)
Bakken 1,135 1,114 (21)   2,770 2,744 (26)
Eagle Ford 1,210 1,174 (36)   6,479 6,353 (126)
Haynesville 37 36 (1)   12,018 12,008 (10)
Niobrara 660 636 (24)   5,525 5,447 (78)
Permian 4,377 4,290 (87)   16,049 15,839 (210)
Total 8,019 7,822 (197)   82,249 81,470 (779)
Drilled but uncompleted wells (DUC)
wells
Region March 2020 April 2020 change  
Anadarko 691 666 (25)  
Appalachia 536 527 (9)  
Bakken 888 898 10  
Eagle Ford 1,356 1,357 1  
Haynesville 244 245 1  
Niobrara 453 460 7   
Permian 3,436 3,464 28   
Total 7,604 7,617 13  

NOTE:
Productivity estimates may overstate actual production which could be limited by logistical constraints.

 

March 2020 Supplement: Base production accounts for a material share of total U.S. tight oil production.

key tight oil and shale gas regions


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.