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Drilling Productivity Report

Release Date:  May 14, 2018  |  Next Release: June 18, 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 May 2018 June 2018 change   May 2018 June 2018 change
Anadarko 402 407 5   2,787 2,806 19
Appalachia 145 145 -   15,538 15,704 166
Bakken 1,453 1,463 10   1,688 1,696 8
Eagle Ford 1,479 1,532 53   5,606 5,900 294
Haynesville 24 24 -   8,388 8,444 56
Niobrara 1,182 1,190 8   4,474 4,511 37
Permian 637 639 2    1,190 1,191 1
Total 678 690 12   3,795 3,813 18
Oil production
thousand barrels/day
Gas production
million cubic feet/day
Region May 2018 June 2018 change   May 2018 June 2018 change
Anadarko 518 524 6   6,544 6,601 57
Appalachia 110 114 4   27,772 28,145 373
Bakken 1,218 1,238 20   2,234 2,277 43
Eagle Ford 1,354 1,387 33   6,723 6,867 144
Haynesville 42 42 -   8,538 8,739 201
Niobrara 593 596 3   4,943 4,992 49
Permian 3,199 3,277 78    10,273 10,498 225
Total 7,034 7,178 144   67,027 68,119 1,092
Drilled but uncompleted wells (DUC)
wells
Region March 2018 April 2018 change  
Anadarko 967 960 (7)  
Appalachia 784 764 (20)  
Bakken 719 719 0  
Eagle Ford 1,476 1,494 18  
Haynesville 169 166 (3)  
Niobrara 532 488 (44)   
Permian 2,975 3,086 111   
Total 7,622 7,677 55  

 

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