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Drilling Productivity Report

Release Date:  October 15, 2018  |  Next Release: November 13, 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 October 2018 November 2018 change   October 2018 November 2018 change
Anadarko 407 410 3   2,891 2,914 23
Appalachia 145 146 1   16,697 16,907 210
Bakken 1,523 1,538 15   1,940 1,984 44
Eagle Ford 1,445 1,452 7   5,864 5,993 129
Haynesville 26 26 -   8,661 8,715 54
Niobrara 1,191 1,193 2   4,431 4,443 12
Permian 552 595 43    1,230 1,230 -
Total 643 668 25   3,747 3,791 44
Oil production
thousand barrels/day
Gas production
million cubic feet/day
Region October 2018 November 2018 change   October 2018 November 2018 change
Anadarko 565 572 7   7,312 7,401 89
Appalachia 128 132 4   29,449 29,786 337
Bakken 1,341 1,354 13   2,534 2,556 22
Eagle Ford 1,423 1,438 15   7,122 7,237 115
Haynesville 43 43 -   9,634 9,735 101
Niobrara 620 626 6   5,164 5,214 50
Permian 3,496 3,549 53    11,889 12,132 243
Total 7,616 7,714 98   73,104 74,061 957
Drilled but uncompleted wells (DUC)
wells
Region August 2018 September 2018 change  
Anadarko 1,014 1,045 31  
Appalachia 687 665 (22)  
Bakken 778 767 (11)  
Eagle Ford 1,566 1,584 18  
Haynesville 202 199 (3)  
Niobrara 422 407 (15)   
Permian 3,528 3,722 194   
Total 8,197 8,389 192  

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