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Drilling Productivity Report

Release Date:  September 16, 2019  |  Next Release: October 15, 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 September 2019 October 2019 change   September 2019 October 2019 change
Anadarko 460 467 7   2,929 2,940 11
Appalachia 149 151 2   18,216 18,245 29
Bakken 1,455 1,487 32   2,154 2,212 58
Eagle Ford 1,363 1,369 6   4,880 4,894 14
Haynesville 26 26 -   10,109 10,120 11
Niobrara 1,234 1,237 3   4,293 4,306 13
Permian 761 772 11    1,416 1,440 24
Rig-weighted average 762 776 14   4,163 4,115 (48)
Oil production
thousand barrels/day
Gas production
million cubic feet/day
Region September 2019 October 2019 change   September 2019 October 2019 change
Anadarko 558 549 (9)   7,508 7,412 (96)
Appalachia 151 155 4   32,615 32,811 196
Bakken 1,469 1,471 2   3,000 3,003 3
Eagle Ford 1,380 1,374 (6)   6,747 6,729 (18)
Haynesville 42 42 -   11,460 11,563 103
Niobrara 755 767 12   5,648 5,700 52
Permian 4,414 4,485 71    14,915 15,144 229
Total 8,769 8,843 74   81,893 82,362 469
Drilled but uncompleted wells (DUC)
wells
Region July 2019 August 2019 change  
Anadarko 906 860 (46)  
Appalachia 529 517 (12)  
Bakken 674 652 (22)  
Eagle Ford 1,474 1,458 (16)  
Haynesville 184 186 2  
Niobrara 461 438 (23)   
Permian 3,864 3,839 (25)   
Total 8,092 7,950 (142)  

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