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U.S. Drilling Productivity
January 2007 -
September 2017

Anadarko  Appalachia  Bakken    Eagle Ford    Haynesville    Marcellus    Niobrara    Permian    Utica
    
Implied Production Change at Current Rig Count
Oil Breakeven Rig Count 08/11/2017
Barrels
per day
per rig
Monthly
barrels
per day
Play Breakeven Current Difference Sep-2017 Change
Bakken 45 54 9 1,190 10,871
Eagle Ford 75 86 11 1,379 15,193
Haynesville 38 49 11 34 367
Marcellus 39 48 9 70 615
Niobrara 36 46 10 1,285 13,439
Permian 264 376 112 595 66,323
Utica 18 28 10 236 2,473
Total 515 687 172
109,281
Gas Breakeven Rig Count 08/11/2017
Mcf
per day
per rig
Monthly
Bcf
per day
Play Breakeven Current Difference Sep-2017 Change
Bakken 36 54 18 1,557 0.028
Eagle Ford 72 86 14 4,642 0.065
Haynesville 27 49 22 7,578 0.167
Marcellus 33 48 15 15,637 0.235
Niobrara 25 46 21 4,552 0.096
Permian 213 376 163 999 0.163
Utica 16 28 12 11,417 0.137
Total 422 687 265
0.890
Production
Oil Production (1,000 barrels / day) Lower 48

Sep-2017 Aug-2017 Change % Change
Bakken 1,054 1,044 10 1.0%
Eagle Ford 1,393 1,379 14 1.0%
Haynesville 46 46 0 0.7%
Marcellus 42 42 1 1.2%
Niobrara 498 483 15 3.1%
Permian 2,601 2,537 64 2.5%
Utica 56 54 2 4.0%
Shale Plays 5,691 5,585 106 1.9%
Other 3,405 3,410 -5 -0.1%
Total 9,096 8,994 101 1.1%
Natural Gas Production (Bcf / day) Lower 48

Sep-2017 Aug-2017 Change % Change
Bakken 1.95 1.92 0.03 1.4%
Eagle Ford 6.32 6.25 0.06 1.0%
Haynesville 6.88 6.73 0.15 2.3%
Marcellus 19.97 19.75 0.22 1.1%
Niobrara 4.91 4.80 0.10 2.1%
Permian 8.67 8.51 0.16 1.9%
Utica 4.69 4.55 0.13 2.9%
Shale Plays 53.37 52.52 0.85 1.6%
Other 25.84 25.92 -0.08 -0.3%
Total 79.21 78.44 0.77 1.0%
Production Annual Change
Oil Production (1,000 barrels / day) Lower 48

Sep-2017 Sep-2016 Change % Change
Bakken 1,054 990 64 6.5%
Eagle Ford 1,393 1,192 201 16.8%
Haynesville 46 44 2 5.1%
Marcellus 42 32 10 31.9%
Niobrara 498 427 71 16.6%
Permian 2,601 2,036 566 27.8%
Utica 56 51 5 10.5%
Shale Plays 5,691 4,772 919 19.3%
Other 3,405 3,321 84 2.5%
Total 9,096 8,093 1,003 12.4%
Natural Gas Production (Bcf / day)

Sep-2017 Sep-2016 Change % Change
Bakken 1.95 1.66 0.29 17.8%
Eagle Ford 6.32 6.29 0.02 0.4%
Haynesville 6.88 5.84 1.04 17.7%
Marcellus 19.97 17.80 2.17 12.2%
Niobrara 4.91 4.44 0.46 10.4%
Permian 8.67 7.35 1.32 18.0%
Utica 4.69 4.25 0.44 10.3%
Shale Plays 53.37 47.63 5.74 12.1%
Other 25.84 28.11 -2.27 -8.1%
Total 79.21 75.74 3.47 4.6%
Productivity
Oil Production ( barrels / day / rig)

Sep-2017 Sep-2016 Change % Change
Bakken 1,190 1,108 82 7.4%
Eagle Ford 1,379 1,650 -271 -16.4%
Haynesville 34 29 5 17.2%
Marcellus 70 63 7 11.1%
Niobrara 1,285 1,246 39 3.1%
Permian 595 678 -83 -12.2%
Utica 236 155 81 52.3%
Natural Gas Production (Mcf / day / rig)

Sep-2017 Sep-2016 Change % Change
Bakken 1,557 1,476 81 5.5%
Eagle Ford 4,642 5,106 (464) -9.1%
Haynesville 7,578 7,488 90 1.2%
Marcellus 15,637 17,066 (1,430) -8.4%
Niobrara 4,552 3,896 656 16.8%
Permian 999 1,307 (308) -23.5%
Utica 11,417 10,853 564 5.2%
Anadarko
Oil
Gas
Appalachia
Oil
Gas
Bakken
Oil
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Oil
Gas
Haynesville
Oil
Gas
Marcellus
Oil
Gas
Niobrara
Oil
Gas
Permian
Oil
Gas
Utica
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