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Drilling Productivity Report

Release Date:  May 13, 2019  |  Next Release: June 17, 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 May 2019 June 2019 change   May 2019 June 2019 change
Anadarko 404 412 8   2,840 2,856 16
Appalachia 143 143 -   15,930 15,930 -
Bakken 1,384 1,386 2   1,986 1,986 -
Eagle Ford 1,337 1,340 3   4,868 4,880 12
Haynesville 26 26 -   10,665 10,834 169
Niobrara 1,236 1,238 2   4,271 4,286 15
Permian 654 682 28    1,294 1,324 30
Rig-weighted average 689 703 14   3,989 4,020 31
Oil production
thousand barrels/day
Gas production
million cubic feet/day
Region May 2019 June 2019 change   May 2019 June 2019 change
Anadarko 554 548 (6)   7,547 7,516 (31)
Appalachia 129 133 4   31,742 32,108 366
Bakken 1,404 1,420 16   2,764 2,786 22
Eagle Ford 1,427 1,426 (1)   6,883 6,881 (2)
Haynesville 43 43 -   11,071 11,358 287
Niobrara 738 752 14   5,544 5,604 60
Permian 4,117 4,173 56    14,169 14,410 241
Total 8,412 8,495 83   79,720 80,663 943
Drilled but uncompleted wells (DUC)
wells
Region March 2019 April 2019 change  
Anadarko 1,024 998 (26)  
Appalachia 479 460 (19)  
Bakken 726 714 (12)  
Eagle Ford 1,510 1,488 (22)  
Haynesville 219 221 2  
Niobrara 558 545 (13)   
Permian 3,917 3,964 47   
Total 8,433 8,390 (43)  

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