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Drilling Productivity Report

Release Date:  December 17, 2018  |  Next Release: January 22, 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 December 2018 January 2019 change   December 2018 January 2019 change
Anadarko 413 416 3   2,919 2,942 23
Appalachia 147 147 -   17,244 17,446 202
Bakken 1,589 1,611 22   2,048 2,095 47
Eagle Ford 1,417 1,428 11   5,940 6,038 98
Haynesville 26 27 1   9,012 9,152 140
Niobrara 1,227 1,237 10   4,368 4,390 22
Permian 616 631 15    1,236 1,236 -
Rig-weighted average 679 691 12   3,850 3,881 31
Oil production
thousand barrels/day
Gas production
million cubic feet/day
Region December 2018 January 2019 change   December 2018 January 2019 change
Anadarko 589 599 10   7,535 7,644 109
Appalachia 151 155 4   31,037 31,451 414
Bakken 1,443 1,461 18   2,657 2,682 25
Eagle Ford 1,408 1,427 19   7,206 7,331 125
Haynesville 43 43 -   9,721 9,863 142
Niobrara 669 679 10   5,155 5,209 54
Permian 3,729 3,802 73    12,478 12,736 258
Total 8,032 8,166 134   75,789 76,916 1,127
Drilled but uncompleted wells (DUC)
wells
Region October 2018 November 2018 change  
Anadarko 1,090 1,135 45  
Appalachia 607 588 (19)  
Bakken 775 767 (8)  
Eagle Ford 1,535 1,563 28  
Haynesville 201 210 9  
Niobrara 437 421 (16)   
Permian 3,791 4,039 248   
Total 8,436 8,723 287  

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