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U.S. Drilling Productivity
January 2007 -
July 2018

Anadarko  Appalachia  Bakken    Eagle Ford    Haynesville    Niobrara    Permian
    
Implied Production Change at Current Rig Count
Oil Breakeven Rig Count 06/15/2018
Barrels
per day
per rig
Monthly
barrels
per day
Play Breakeven Current Difference Jul-2018 Change
Anadarko 110 136 26 417 10,976
Appalachia 50 76 26 145 3,726
Bakken 44 57 13 1,470 19,122
Eagle Ford 69 95 26 1,503 39,309
Haynesville 59 62 3 25 77
Niobrara 43 47 4 1,191 4,594
Permian 347 476 129 620 79,909
Total 722 949 227
157,713
Gas Breakeven Rig Count 06/15/2018
Mcf
per day
per rig
Monthly
Bcf
per day
Play Breakeven Current Difference Jul-2018 Change
Anadarko 105 136 31 2,855 0.088
Appalachia 55 76 21 15,783 0.331
Bakken 42 57 15 1,743 0.026
Eagle Ford 66 95 29 5,833 0.169
Haynesville 33 62 29 8,513 0.247
Niobrara 34 47 13 4,547 0.059
Permian 272 476 204 1,190 0.243
Total 609 949 342
1.164
Production
Oil Production (1,000 barrels / day) Lower 48

Jul-2018 Jun-2018 Change % Change
Anadarko 549 539 10 1.8%
Appalachia 117 113 4 3.7%
Bakken 1,285 1,266 19 1.5%
Eagle Ford 1,396 1,364 32 2.3%
Haynesville 42 42 0 0.1%
Niobrara 600 597 3 0.6%
Permian 3,350 3,277 73 2.2%
Shale Plays 7,340 7,199 141 2.0%
Other 3,386 3,332 54 1.6%
Total 10,726 10,530 195 1.9%
Natural Gas Production (Bcf / day) Lower 48

Jul-2018 Jun-2018 Change % Change
Anadarko 6.88 6.80 0.08 1.2%
Appalachia 28.91 28.53 0.37 1.3%
Bakken 2.34 2.31 0.03 1.1%
Eagle Ford 6.94 6.80 0.14 2.1%
Haynesville 8.97 8.74 0.23 2.7%
Niobrara 5.02 4.97 0.05 1.1%
Permian 10.70 10.47 0.23 2.2%
Shale Plays 69.76 68.62 1.13 1.7%
Other 18.47 18.63 -0.15 -0.8%
Total 88.23 87.25 0.98 1.1%
Production Annual Change
Oil Production (1,000 barrels / day) Lower 48

Jul-2018 Jul-2017 Change % Change
Anadarko 549 437 112 25.6%
Appalachia 117 95 22 23.2%
Bakken 1,285 1,060 226 21.3%
Eagle Ford 1,396 1,170 226 19.3%
Haynesville 42 42 0 0.9%
Niobrara 600 470 130 27.8%
Permian 3,350 2,424 926 38.2%
Shale Plays 7,340 5,697 1,642 28.8%
Other 3,386 3,121 265 8.5%
Total 10,726 8,818 1,908 21.6%
Natural Gas Production (Bcf / day)

Jul-2018 Jul-2017 Change % Change
Anadarko 6.88 5.99 0.89 14.8%
Appalachia 28.91 23.85 5.06 21.2%
Bakken 2.34 1.93 0.41 21.4%
Eagle Ford 6.94 6.39 0.56 8.7%
Haynesville 8.97 6.44 2.53 39.2%
Niobrara 5.02 4.40 0.62 14.1%
Permian 10.70 8.54 2.16 25.3%
Shale Plays 69.76 57.54 12.22 21.2%
Other 18.47 20.51 -2.04 -9.9%
Total 88.23 78.05 10.19 13.1%
Productivity
Oil Production ( barrels / day / rig)

Jul-2018 Jun-2018 Change % Change
Anadarko 417 414 3 0.7%
Appalachia 145 145 0 0.0%
Bakken 1,470 1,463 7 0.5%
Eagle Ford 1,503 1,470 33 2.2%
Haynesville 25 24 1 4.2%
Niobrara 1,191 1,186 5 0.4%
Permian 620 620 0 0.0%
Natural Gas Production (Mcf / day / rig)

Jul-2018 Jun-2018 Change % Change
Anadarko 2,855 2,832 23 0.8%
Appalachia 15,783 15,645 139 0.9%
Bakken 1,743 1,720 22 1.3%
Eagle Ford 5,833 5,647 185 3.3%
Haynesville 8,513 8,444 69 0.8%
Niobrara 4,547 4,510 37 0.8%
Permian 1,190 1,190 0 0.0%
Productivity Annual Change
Oil Production ( barrels / day / rig)

Jul-2018 Jul-2017 Change % Change
Anadarko 417 360 57 15.8%
Appalachia 145 145 (0) -0.0%
Bakken 1,470 1,193 276 23.1%
Eagle Ford 1,503 1,208 296 24.5%
Haynesville 25 23 1 4.9%
Niobrara 1,191 1,054 137 13.0%
Permian 620 504 116 22.9%
Natural Gas Production (Mcf / day / rig)

Jul-2018 Jul-2017 Change % Change
Anadarko 2,855 2,619 236 9.0%
Appalachia 15,783 14,129 1,654 11.7%
Bakken 1,743 1,451 291 20.1%
Eagle Ford 5,833 3,778 2,055 54.4%
Haynesville 8,513 7,949 564 7.1%
Niobrara 4,547 4,142 404 9.8%
Permian 1,190 1,113 77 6.9%
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