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Drilling Productivity Report

Release Date:  June 18, 2018  |  Next Release: July 16, 2018  |  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 June 2018 July 2018 change   June 2018 July 2018 change
Anadarko 414 417 3   2,832 2,855 23
Appalachia 145 145 -   15,645 15,783 138
Bakken 1,463 1,470 7   1,720 1,743 23
Eagle Ford 1,470 1,503 33   5,647 5,833 186
Haynesville 24 25 1   8,444 8,513 69
Niobrara 1,186 1,191 5   4,510 4,547 37
Permian 620 620 -    1,190 1,190 -
Total 675 677 2   3,788 3,794 6
Oil production
thousand barrels/day
Gas production
million cubic feet/day
Region June 2018 July 2018 change   June 2018 July 2018 change
Anadarko 539 549 10   6,799 6,880 81
Appalachia 113 117 4   28,535 28,906 371
Bakken 1,266 1,285 19   2,313 2,339 26
Eagle Ford 1,364 1,396 32   6,801 6,942 141
Haynesville 42 42 -   8,737 8,972 235
Niobrara 597 600 3   4,969 5,021 52
Permian 3,277 3,350 73    10,470 10,699 229
Total 7,198 7,339 141   68,624 69,759 1,135
Drilled but uncompleted wells (DUC)
wells
Region April 2018 May 2018 change  
Anadarko 921 913 (8)  
Appalachia 771 744 (27)  
Bakken 749 750 1  
Eagle Ford 1,471 1,485 14  
Haynesville 187 186 (1)  
Niobrara 539 491 (48)   
Permian 3,103 3,203 100   
Total 7,741 7,772 31  

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