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Drilling Productivity Report

Release Date:  April 16, 2018  |  Next Release: May 14, 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 April 2018 May 2018 change   April 2018 May 2018 change
Anadarko 397 402 5   2,768 2,787 19
Appalachia 144 145 1   15,409 15,586 177
Bakken 1,438 1,453 15   1,686 1,698 12
Eagle Ford 1,399 1,447 48   5,512 5,772 260
Haynesville 24 24 -   8,357 8,405 48
Niobrara 1,189 1,199 10   4,448 4,486 38
Permian 624 626 2    1,187 1,187 -
Total 663 671 8   3,747 3,816 69
Oil production
thousand barrels/day
Gas production
million cubic feet/day
Region April 2018 May 2018 change   April 2018 May 2018 change
Anadarko 503 506 3   6,495 6,544 49
Appalachia 107 110 3   27,319 27,705 386
Bakken 1,214 1,229 15   2,190 2,227 37
Eagle Ford 1,312 1,336 24   6,557 6,674 117
Haynesville 42 42 -   8,333 8,541 208
Niobrara 583 590 7   4,884 4,943 59
Permian 3,110 3,183 73    10,051 10,273 222
Total 6,871 6,996 125   65,829 66,907 1,078
Drilled but uncompleted wells (DUC)
wells
Region February 2018 March 2018 change  
Anadarko 991 995 4  
Appalachia 764 749 (15)  
Bakken 717 716 (1)  
Eagle Ford 1,485 1,507 22  
Haynesville 174 175 1  
Niobrara 545 506 (39)   
Permian 2,922 3,044 122   
Total 7,598 7,692 94  

 

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