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Drilling Productivity Report

Release Date:  January 16, 2018  |  Next Release: February 12, 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 January 2018 February 2018 change   January 2018 February 2018 change
Anadarko 387 392 5   2,660 2,677 17
Appalachia 144 144 -   14,730 14,903 173
Bakken 1,386 1,393 7   1,681 1,700 19
Eagle Ford 1,200 1,281 81   4,750 5,013 263
Haynesville 31 31 -   8,102 8,119 17
Niobrara 1,119 1,132 13   4,290 4,313 23
Permian 628 632 4    1,171 1,186 15
Total 642 650 8   3,570 3,659 89
Oil production
thousand barrels/day
Gas production
million cubic feet/day
Region January 2018 February 2018 change   January 2018 February 2018 change
Anadarko 488 491 3   6,141 6,130 (11)
Appalachia 113 116 3   26,401 26,778 377
Bakken 1,207 1,215 8   2,142 2,170 28
Eagle Ford 1,242 1,257 15   6,396 6,442 46
Haynesville 44 44 -   7,676 7,874 198
Niobrara 550 556 6   4,840 4,883 43
Permian 2,794 2,870 76    9,585 9,794 209
Total 6,438 6,549 111   63,181 64,071 890
Drilled but uncompleted wells (DUC)
wells
Region November 2017 December 2017 change  
Anadarko 1,013 1,022 9  
Appalachia 751 748 (3)  
Bakken 719 715 (4)  
Eagle Ford 1,432 1,468 36  
Haynesville 182 186 4  
Niobrara 600 577 (23)   
Permian 2,640 2,777 137   
Total 7,337 7,493 156  

 

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