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New-well oil production per rig
barrels/day
New-well gas production per rig
thousand cubic feet/day
Region July 2022 August 2022 change July 2022 August 2022 change
Anadarko 712 711 (1) 3,678 3,670 (8)
Appalachia 191 191 - 27,993 27,601 (392)
Bakken 1,724 1,726 2 2,499 2,503 4
Eagle Ford 1,783 1,703 (80) 6,752 6,516 (236)
Haynesville 20 20 - 11,134 11,022 (112)
Niobrara 1,532 1,517 (15) 3,875 3,817 (58)
Permian 1,119 1,107 (12) 2,174 2,150 (24)
Rig-weighted average 1,019 1,007 (12) 5,898 5,777 (121)
Oil production
thousand barrels/day
Gas production
million cubic feet/day
Region July 2022 August 2022 change July 2022 August 2022 change
Anadarko 413 418 5 6,554 6,542 (12)
Appalachia 130 133 3 35,121 35,328 207
Bakken 1,173 1,192 19 3,086 3,117 31
Eagle Ford 1,180 1,205 25 6,671 6,800 129
Haynesville 37 37 - 15,261 15,478 217
Niobrara 632 638 6 5,205 5,215 10
Permian 5,367 5,445 78 20,373 20,539 166
Total 8,932 9,068 136 92,271 93,019 748
Drilled but uncompleted wells (DUC)
wells
Region May 2022 June 2022 change
Anadarko 727 719 (8)
Appalachia 526 527 1
Bakken 425 424 (1)
Eagle Ford 598 597 (1)
Haynesville 441 453 12
Niobrara 310 311 1
Permian 1,244 1,214 (30)
Total 4,271 4,245 (26)

NOTE: The Drilling Productivity Report (DPR) rig productivity metric new-well oil/natural gas production per rig can become unstable during periods of rapid decreases or increases in the number of active rigs and well completions. The metric uses a fixed ratio of estimated total production from new wells divided by the region's monthly rig count, lagged by two months. The metric does not represent new-well oil/natural gas production per newly completed well.

The DPR metric legacy oil/natural gas production change can become unstable during periods of rapid decreases or increases in the volume of well production curtailments or shut-ins. This effect has been observed during winter weather freeze-offs, extreme flooding events, and the 2020 global oil demand contraction. The DPR methodology involves applying smoothing techniques to most of the data series because of inherent noise in the data.

September 2021 Supplement: Gas-to-oil ratios in U.S. primary oil-producing regions.
January 2021 Supplement: Base production in North Dakota has fully recovered after a significant reduction.
September 2020 Supplement: With low rig counts, the inventory of drilled but uncompleted (DUC) wells provides short-term reserve for completions of new wells.
August 2020 Supplement: Rig counts fall but new-well production per rig rise as new-well production persists.
March 2020 Supplement: Base production accounts for a material share of total U.S. tight oil production.

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