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Drilling Productivity Report

Release Date:  April 15, 2019  |  Next Release: May 13, 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 April 2019 May 2019 change   April 2019 May 2019 change
Anadarko 396 404 8   2,840 2,856 16
Appalachia 144 145 1   15,930 15,930 -
Bakken 1,401 1,407 6   1,953 1,953 -
Eagle Ford 1,341 1,344 3   4,892 4,902 10
Haynesville 26 26 -   9,825 9,942 117
Niobrara 1,267 1,278 11   4,164 4,171 7
Permian 618 650 32    1,248 1,286 38
Rig-weighted average 676 692 16   3,834 3,932 98
Oil production
thousand barrels/day
Gas production
million cubic feet/day
Region April 2019 May 2019 change   April 2019 May 2019 change
Anadarko 573 567 (6)   7,507 7,489 (18)
Appalachia 131 135 4   31,862 32,215 353
Bakken 1,374 1,385 11   2,716 2,730 14
Eagle Ford 1,422 1,429 7   6,853 6,883 30
Haynesville 44 44 -   10,522 10,754 232
Niobrara 742 764 22   5,580 5,649 69
Permian 4,094 4,136 42    13,890 14,117 227
Total 8,380 8,460 80   78,930 79,837 907
Drilled but uncompleted wells (DUC)
wells
Region February 2019 March 2019 change  
Anadarko 1,048 1,019 (29)  
Appalachia 509 501 (8)  
Bakken 722 710 (12)  
Eagle Ford 1,514 1,509 (5)  
Haynesville 211 212 1  
Niobrara 528 528 -   
Permian 3,972 4,021 49   
Total 8,504 8,500 (4)  

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