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U.S. Drilling Productivity
January 2007 -
December 2017

Anadarko  Appalachia  Bakken    Eagle Ford    Haynesville    Niobrara    Permian
    
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 Dec-2017 Change
Anadarko 106 119 13 382 5,143
Appalachia 53 71 18 135 2,367
Bakken 46 48 2 1,276 2,710
Eagle Ford 78 77 -1 1,124 (899)
Haynesville 37 45 8 33 258
Niobrara 36 43 7 1,095 7,645
Permian 282 387 105 586 61,371
Total 638 790 20
78,595
Gas Breakeven Rig Count 11/10/2017
Mcf
per day
per rig
Monthly
Bcf
per day
Play Breakeven Current Difference Dec-2017 Change
Anadarko 111 119 8 2,539 0.020
Appalachia 47 71 24 14,369 0.345
Bakken 36 48 12 1,601 0.019
Eagle Ford 77 77 0 4,503 0.000
Haynesville 31 45 14 7,789 0.109
Niobrara 33 43 10 4,269 0.043
Permian 218 387 169 1,050 0.177
Total 554 790 237
0.364
Production
Oil Production (1,000 barrels / day) Lower 48

Dec-2017 Nov-2017 Change % Change
Anadarko 480 474 6 1.3%
Appalachia 111 108 3 3.0%
Bakken 1,107 1,101 6 0.5%
Eagle Ford 1,222 1,222 0 0.0%
Haynesville 45 44 0 0.8%
Niobrara 523 516 7 1.4%
Permian 2,686 2,628 58 2.2%
Shale Plays 6,173 6,093 80 1.3%
Other 2,864 2,885 -21 -0.7%
Total 9,037 8,978 60 0.7%
Natural Gas Production (Bcf / day) Lower 48

Dec-2017 Nov-2017 Change % Change
Anadarko 6.10 6.08 0.01 0.2%
Appalachia 26.07 25.67 0.39 1.5%
Bakken 2.06 2.04 0.02 1.1%
Eagle Ford 6.23 6.23 0.01 0.1%
Haynesville 7.26 7.13 0.13 1.8%
Niobrara 4.80 4.75 0.04 0.9%
Permian 9.19 9.02 0.17 1.9%
Shale Plays 61.70 60.92 0.78 1.3%
Other 18.99 19.16 -0.17 -0.9%
Total 80.69 80.09 0.61 0.8%
Production Annual Change
Oil Production (1,000 barrels / day) Lower 48

Dec-2017 Dec-2016 Change % Change
Anadarko 480 399 81 20.3%
Appalachia 111 81 30 37.0%
Bakken 1,107 959 148 15.4%
Eagle Ford 1,222 1,173 50 4.2%
Haynesville 45 44 0 1.0%
Niobrara 523 409 114 27.8%
Permian 2,686 2,124 561 26.4%
Shale Plays 6,173 5,189 984 19.0%
Other 2,864 3,174 (310) -9.8%
Total 9,037 8,363 674 8.1%
Natural Gas Production (Bcf / day)

Dec-2017 Dec-2016 Change % Change
Anadarko 5.93 5.55 0.38 6.8%
Appalachia 26.07 22.91 3.15 13.8%
Bakken 2.06 1.59 0.47 29.9%
Eagle Ford 6.23 5.97 0.26 4.3%
Haynesville 7.26 5.74 1.52 26.4%
Niobrara 4.80 4.43 0.37 8.4%
Permian 9.19 7.38 1.81 24.5%
Shale Plays 61.53 53.58 7.96 14.9%
Other 18.99 21.88 -2.89 -13.2%
Total 80.52 75.46 5.07 6.7%
Productivity
Oil Production ( barrels / day / rig)

Dec-2017 Nov-2017 Change % Change
Anadarko 382 377 5 1.3%
Appalachia 135 135 0 0.0%
Bakken 1,276 1,253 23 1.8%
Eagle Ford 1,124 1,090 34 3.1%
Haynesville 33 33 0 0.0%
Niobrara 1,095 1,084 11 1.0%
Permian 586 582 4 0.7%
Natural Gas Production (Mcf / day / rig)

Dec-2017 Nov-2017 Change % Change
Anadarko 2,539 2,530 9 0.4%
Appalachia 14,369 14,342 26 0.2%
Bakken 1,601 1,588 13 0.8%
Eagle Ford 4,503 4,283 220 5.1%
Haynesville 7,789 7,763 26 0.3%
Niobrara 4,269 4,259 10 0.2%
Permian 1,050 1,035 15 1.4%
Oil Production ( barrels / day / rig)

Dec-2017 Dec-2016 Change % Change
Anadarko 382 414 (33) -7.9%
Appalachia 135 94 41 44.1%
Bakken 1,276 1,178 99 8.4%
Eagle Ford 1,124 1,548 (424) -27.4%
Haynesville 33 31 2 6.0%
Niobrara 1,095 1,142 (47) -4.1%
Permian 586 622 (35) -5.6%
Natural Gas Production (Mcf / day / rig)

Dec-2017 Dec-2016 Change % Change
Anadarko 2,539 2,604 (65) -2.5%
Appalachia 14,369 15,152 (784) -5.2%
Bakken 1,601 1,616 (15) -0.9%
Eagle Ford 4,503 4,698 (195) -4.1%
Haynesville 7,789 7,841 (52) -0.7%
Niobrara 4,269 4,080 189 4.6%
Permian 1,050 1,181 (132) -11.1%
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