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New-well oil production per rig
barrels/day
New-well gas production per rig
thousand cubic feet/day
Region August 2022 September 2022 change August 2022 September 2022 change
Anadarko 711 713 2 3,827 3,823 (4)
Appalachia 191 191 - 27,939 27,855 (84)
Bakken 1,726 1,726 - 2,503 2,503 -
Eagle Ford 1,739 1,695 (44) 6,550 6,386 (164)
Haynesville 20 20 - 11,022 10,912 (110)
Niobrara 1,517 1,502 (15) 3,817 3,759 (58)
Permian 1,107 1,095 (12) 2,150 2,127 (23)
Rig-weighted average 1,011 1,004 (7) 5,820 5,668 (152)
Oil production
thousand barrels/day
Gas production
million cubic feet/day
Region August 2022 September 2022 change August 2022 September 2022 change
Anadarko 425 431 6 6,658 6,657 (1)
Appalachia 128 131 3 35,332 35,486 154
Bakken 1,136 1,157 21 2,915 2,949 34
Eagle Ford 1,204 1,230 26 6,985 7,101 116
Haynesville 37 37 - 15,643 15,835 192
Niobrara 649 655 6 5,212 5,223 11
Permian 5,329 5,408 79 20,417 20,584 167
Total 8,908 9,049 141 93,162 93,835 673
Drilled but uncompleted wells (DUC)
wells
Region June 2022 July 2022 change
Anadarko 723 717 (6)
Appalachia 524 516 (8)
Bakken 427 426 (1)
Eagle Ford 611 612 1
Haynesville 466 477 11
Niobrara 328 332 4
Permian 1,218 1,197 (21)
Total 4,297 4,277 (20)

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.

September 2021 Supplement: Gas-to-oil ratios in U.S. primary oil-producing regions.
January 2021 Supplement: Base production in North Dakota has fully recovered after a significant reduction.
September 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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