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Drilling Productivity Report

Release Date:  February 19, 2019  |  Next Release: March 18, 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 February 2019 March 2019 change   February 2019 March 2019 change
Anadarko 390 396 6   2,832 2,843 11
Appalachia 144 144 -   15,300 15,600 300
Bakken 1,452 1,458 6   1,897 1,903 6
Eagle Ford 1,335 1,337 2   5,022 5,036 14
Haynesville 26 27 1   9,148 9,261 113
Niobrara 1,203 1,206 3   4,166 4,169 3
Permian 598 603 5    1,180 1,195 15
Rig-weighted average 656 661 5   3,565 3,686 121
Oil production
thousand barrels/day
Gas production
million cubic feet/day
Region February 2019 March 2019 change   February 2019 March 2019 change
Anadarko 587 587 -   7,666 7,706 40
Appalachia 138 141 3   31,292 31,602 310
Bakken 1,439 1,452 13   2,727 2,741 14
Eagle Ford 1,429 1,438 9   6,885 6,937 52
Haynesville 43 43 -   10,105 10,265 160
Niobrara 697 713 16   5,256 5,319 63
Permian 3,981 4,024 43    13,178 13,397 219
Total 8,314 8,398 84   77,109 77,967 858
Drilled but uncompleted wells (DUC)
wells
Region December 2018 January 2019 change  
Anadarko 1,081 1,085 4  
Appalachia 529 507 (22)  
Bakken 730 715 (15)  
Eagle Ford 1,568 1,597 29  
Haynesville 202 205 3  
Niobrara 516 519 3   
Permian 3,965 4,170 205   
Total 8,591 8,798 207  

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