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Drilling Productivity Report

Release Date:  July 15, 2019  |  Next Release: August 12, 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 July 2019 August 2019 change   July 2019 August 2019 change
Anadarko 437 443 6   2,858 2,862 4
Appalachia 142 142 -   17,836 17,831 (5)
Bakken 1,409 1,424 15   2,044 2,069 25
Eagle Ford 1,346 1,350 4   4,824 4,836 12
Haynesville 26 26 -   10,116 10,122 6
Niobrara 1,232 1,234 2   4,448 4,476 28
Permian 672 684 12    1,211 1,217 6
Rig-weighted average 705 715 10   4,064 4,054 (10)
Oil production
thousand barrels/day
Gas production
million cubic feet/day
Region July 2019 August 2019 change   July 2019 August 2019 change
Anadarko 590 585 (5)   7,565 7,511 (54)
Appalachia 138 142 4   32,573 32,969 396
Bakken 1,435 1,442 7   2,999 3,015 16
Eagle Ford 1,383 1,382 (1)   6,846 6,848 2
Haynesville 43 43 -   11,105 11,277 172
Niobrara 736 746 10   5,578 5,634 56
Permian 4,172 4,206 34    14,547 14,704 157
Total 8,497 8,546 49   81,213 81,958 745
Drilled but uncompleted wells (DUC)
wells
Region May 2019 June 2019 change  
Anadarko 968 939 (29)  
Appalachia 447 432 (15)  
Bakken 709 694 (15)  
Eagle Ford 1,518 1,519 1  
Haynesville 192 189 (3)  
Niobrara 495 473 (22)   
Permian 3,960 4,002 42   
Total 8,289 8,248 (41)  

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