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U.S. Drilling Productivity
January 2007 -
November 2017

Anadarko  Appalachia  Bakken    Eagle Ford    Haynesville    Marcellus    Niobrara    Permian    Utica
    
Implied Production Change at Current Rig Count
Oil Breakeven Rig Count 10/13/2017
Barrels
per day
per rig
Monthly
barrels
per day
Play Breakeven Current Difference Nov-2017 Change
Bakken 45 51 6 1,246 7,390
Eagle Ford 81 77 -4 1,090 (3,843)
Haynesville 37 51 14 34 485
Marcellus 44 47 3 70 208
Niobrara 36 43 7 1,084 8,103
Permian 291 385 94 568 53,183
Utica 16 29 13 251 3,187
Total 549 683 134
68,713
Gas Breakeven Rig Count 10/13/2017
Mcf
per day
per rig
Monthly
Bcf
per day
Play Breakeven Current Difference Nov-2017 Change
Bakken 37 51 14 1,565 0.022
Eagle Ford 79 77 -2 4,311 (0.009)
Haynesville 30 51 21 7,718 0.162
Marcellus 35 47 12 15,407 0.185
Niobrara 32 43 11 4,259 0.047
Permian 226 385 159 998 0.159
Utica 14 29 15 11,580 0.174
Total 453 683 230
0.73
Production
Oil Production (1,000 barrels / day) Lower 48

Nov-2017 Oct-2017 Change % Change
Bakken 1,100 1,092 8 0.7%
Eagle Ford 1,216 1,213 2 0.2%
Haynesville 45 44 0 0.9%
Marcellus 46 46 0 0.5%
Niobrara 515 506 9 1.8%
Permian 2,663 2,613 50 1.9%
Utica 61 58 3 5.2%
Shale Plays 5,646 5,572 73 1.3%
Other 3,445 3,460 -16 -0.5%
Total 9,091 9,033 58 0.6%
Natural Gas Production (Bcf / day) Lower 48

Nov-2017 Oct-2017 Change % Change
Bakken 2.03 2.01 0.02 1.1%
Eagle Ford 6.12 6.11 0.02 0.3%
Haynesville 7.27 7.12 0.15 2.1%
Marcellus 20.10 19.89 0.21 1.0%
Niobrara 4.77 4.72 0.05 1.1%
Permian 9.06 8.91 0.15 1.7%
Utica 5.55 5.38 0.17 3.2%
Shale Plays 54.90 54.13 0.77 1.4%
Other 19.61 19.81 -0.21 -1.1%
Total 74.51 73.94 0.56 0.8%
Production Annual Change
Oil Production (1,000 barrels / day) Lower 48

Nov-2017 Nov-2016 Change % Change
Bakken 1,100 1,049 51 4.9%
Eagle Ford 1,216 1,173 43 3.7%
Haynesville 45 45 0 0.2%
Marcellus 46 37 9 24.0%
Niobrara 515 425 90 21.2%
Permian 2,663 2,113 551 26.1%
Utica 61 46 15 33.1%
Shale Plays 5,646 4,887 759 15.5%
Other 3,445 3,476 (32) -0.9%
Total 9,091 8,363 728 8.7%
Natural Gas Production (Bcf / day)

Nov-2017 Nov-2016 Change % Change
Bakken 2.03 1.79 0.24 13.5%
Eagle Ford 6.12 6.15 -0.03 -0.5%
Haynesville 7.27 5.78 1.49 25.9%
Marcellus 20.10 18.53 1.57 8.5%
Niobrara 4.77 4.50 0.27 6.0%
Permian 9.06 7.56 1.50 19.8%
Utica 5.55 3.97 1.59 40.0%
Shale Plays 54.90 48.27 6.63 13.7%
Other 19.61 22.08 -2.47 -11.2%
Total 74.51 70.34 4.16 5.9%
Productivity
Oil Production ( barrels / day / rig)

Nov-2017 Oct-2017 Change % Change
Bakken 1,246 1,226 20 1.6%
Eagle Ford 1,090 1,069 21 2.0%
Haynesville 34 33 1 3.0%
Marcellus 70 70 0 0.0%
Niobrara 1,084 1,077 7 0.6%
Permian 568 572 -4 -0.7%
Utica 251 243 8 3.3%
Natural Gas Production (Mcf / day / rig)

Nov-2017 Oct-2017 Change % Change
Bakken 1,565 1,561 4 0.3%
Eagle Ford 4,311 4,116 196 4.8%
Haynesville 7,718 7,735 (17) -0.2%
Marcellus 15,407 15,496 (89) -0.6%
Niobrara 4,259 4,250 9 0.2%
Permian 998 998 0 0.0%
Utica 11,580 11,668 (89) -0.8%
Oil Production ( barrels / day / rig)

Nov-2017 Nov-2016 Change % Change
Bakken 1,246 1,182 63 5.4%
Eagle Ford 1,090 1,573 (483) -30.7%
Haynesville 34 29 5 16.5%
Marcellus 70 63 7 11.3%
Niobrara 1,084 1,159 (76) -6.5%
Permian 568 641 (73) -11.5%
Utica 251 160 91 57.2%
Natural Gas Production (Mcf / day / rig)

Nov-2017 Nov-2016 Change % Change
Bakken 1,565 1,603 (38) -2.4%
Eagle Ford 4,311 4,963 (652) -13.1%
Haynesville 7,718 7,836 (118) -1.5%
Marcellus 15,407 16,915 (1,509) -8.9%
Niobrara 4,259 3,997 263 6.6%
Permian 998 1,297 (299) -23.1%
Utica 11,580 11,770 (190) -1.6%
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