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Drilling Productivity Report

Release Date:  August 12, 2019  |  Next Release: September 16, 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 August 2019 September 2019 change   August 2019 September 2019 change
Anadarko 471 481 10   2,951 2,968 17
Appalachia 147 149 2   18,213 18,238 25
Bakken 1,425 1,437 12   2,092 2,138 46
Eagle Ford 1,361 1,366 5   4,864 4,882 18
Haynesville 26 26 -   10,122 10,128 6
Niobrara 1,231 1,234 3   4,280 4,293 13
Permian 684 768 84    1,244 1,426 182
Rig-weighted average 720 767 47   4,104 4,175 71
Oil production
thousand barrels/day
Gas production
million cubic feet/day
Region August 2019 September 2019 change   August 2019 September 2019 change
Anadarko 582 579 (3)   7,563 7,508 (55)
Appalachia 142 146 4   32,238 32,605 367
Bakken 1,433 1,436 3   2,942 2,954 12
Eagle Ford 1,389 1,383 (6)   6,748 6,732 (16)
Haynesville 43 43 -   11,189 11,316 127
Niobrara 746 758 12   5,566 5,620 54
Permian 4,348 4,423 75    14,620 14,860 240
Total 8,683 8,768 85   80,866 81,595 729
Drilled but uncompleted wells (DUC)
wells
Region June 2019 July 2019 change  
Anadarko 936 904 (32)  
Appalachia 438 422 (16)  
Bakken 693 675 (18)  
Eagle Ford 1,517 1,504 (13)  
Haynesville 189 182 (7)  
Niobrara 445 422 (23)   
Permian 3,990 3,999 9   
Total 8,208 8,108 (100)  

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