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Drilling Productivity Report

Release Date:  October 16, 2017  |  Next Release: November 13, 2017  |  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 2017 November 2017 change   October 2017 November 2017 change
Anadarko 376 380 4   2,521 2,530 9
Appalachia 134 135 1   14,204 14,179 (25)
Bakken 1,226 1,246 20   1,561 1,565 4
Eagle Ford 1,069 1,090 21   4,116 4,311 195
Haynesville 33 34 1   7,735 7,718 (17)
Niobrara 1,077 1,084 7   4,250 4,259 9
Permian 572 568 (4)    998 998 -
Total 593 589 (4)   3,414 3,449 35
Oil production
thousand barrels/day
Gas production
million cubic feet/day
Region October 2017 November 2017 change   October 2017 November 2017 change
Anadarko 465 474 9   5,956 5,994 38
Appalachia 104 107 3   25,295 25,693 398
Bakken 1,092 1,100 8   2,005 2,028 23
Eagle Ford 1,214 1,216 2   6,106 6,124 18
Haynesville 45 45 -   7,124 7,270 146
Niobrara 506 515 9   4,719 4,769 50
Permian 2,613 2,663 50    8,905 9,059 154
Total 6,039 6,120 81   60,110 60,937 827
Drilled but uncompleted wells (DUC)
wells
Region August 2017 September 2017 change  
Anadarko 937 962 25  
Appalachia 748 748 -  
Bakken 772 772 -  
Eagle Ford 1,401 1,444 43  
Haynesville 184 186 2  
Niobrara 726 742 16   
Permian 2,323 2,416 93   
Total 7,091 7,270 179  

NOTE:
Following this update, the DPR report will no longer contain the Marcellus and Utica regions in the downloadable report data file.

 

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