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Drilling Productivity Report

Release Date:  July 17, 2017  |  Next Release: August 14, 2017  |  full report

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New-well oil production per rig
barrels/day
New-well gas production per rig
thousand cubic feet/day
Region July 2017 August 2017 change   July 2017 August 2017 change
Bakken 1,169 1,173 4   1,548 1,551 3
Eagle Ford 1,433 1,410 (23)   4,582 4,595 13
Haynesville 33 33 -   7,455 7,517 62
Marcellus 70 70 -   15,149 15,168 19
Niobrara 1,288 1,289 1   4,550 4,603 53
Permian 607 597 (10)    1,020 1,005 (15)
Utica 247 259 12    10,739 10,815 76
Total 720 713 (7)   3,584 3,604 20
Oil production
thousand barrels/day
Gas production
million cubic feet/day
Region July 2017 August 2017 change   July 2017 August 2017 change
Bakken 1,039 1,043 4   1,914 1,934 20
Eagle Ford 1,360 1,387 27   6,292 6,404 112
Haynesville 46 46 -   6,584 6,726 142
Marcellus 41 42 1   19,551 19,752 201
Niobrara 465 480 15   4,737 4,835 98
Permian 2,471 2,535 64    8,493 8,653 160
Utica 50 52 2    4,450 4,554 104
Total 5,472 5,585 113   52,021 52,858 837
Drilled but uncompleted wells (DUC)
wells
Region May 2017 June 2017 change  
Bakken 811 819 8  
Eagle Ford 1,364 1,406 42  
Haynesville 191 194 3  
Marcellus 663 643 (20)  
Niobrara 661 663 2
Permian 2,114 2,244 130   
Utica 73 62 (11)   
Total 5,877 6,031 154  

 

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.

While shale resources and production are found in many U.S. regions, at this time EIA is focusing on the seven most prolific areas, which are located in the Lower 48 states. These seven regions accounted for 92% of domestic oil production growth and all domestic natural gas production growth during 2011-14.

key tight oil and shale gas regions