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U.S. Drilling Productivity
January 2007 -
April 2017

Bakken    Eagle Ford    Haynesville    Marcellus    Niobrara    Permian    Utica
    
Implied Production Change at Current Rig Count
Oil Breakeven Rig Count 04/13/2017
barrels
per day
per rig
barrels
per day
Play Breakeven Current Difference May-2017 Change
Bakken 42 43 1 1,068 1,129
Eagle Ford 53 86 33 1,448 47,585
Haynesville 31 44 13 33 424
Marcellus 34 46 12 70 831
Niobrara 30 37 7 1,301 8,648
Permian 196 338 142 662 94,026
Utica 16 22 6 234 1,408
Total 403 616 213
154,052
Gas Breakeven Rig Count 04/13/2017
Mcf
per day
per rig
Bcf
per day
Play Breakeven Current Difference May-2017 Change
Bakken 35 43 8 1,492 0.012
Eagle Ford 62 86 24 4,610 0.111
Haynesville 23 44 21 7,331 0.154
Marcellus 42 46 4 13,368 0.053
Niobrara 24 37 13 4,520 0.059
Permian 168 338 170 1,113 0.189
Utica 17 22 5 10,556 0.053
Total 371 616 245
0.631
Production
Oil Production (1,000 barrels / day) Lower 48

May-2017 Apr-2017 Change % Change
Bakken 1,023 1,024 -1 -0.1%
Eagle Ford 1,216 1,177 39 3.3%
Haynesville 44 44 0 0.8%
Marcellus 40 39 1 1.6%
Niobrara 456 448 8 1.8%
Permian 2,362 2,286 76 3.3%
Utica 52 51 1 1.6%
Shale Plays 5,193 5,070 123 2.4%
Other 3,626 3,472 154 4.4%
Total 8,819 8,541 277 3.2%
Natural Gas Production (Bcf / day) Lower 48

May-2017 Apr-2017 Change % Change
Bakken 1.74 1.73 0.01 0.4%
Eagle Ford 5.94 5.85 0.08 1.4%
Haynesville 6.38 6.24 0.14 2.2%
Marcellus 18.99 18.98 0.01 0.1%
Niobrara 4.69 4.63 0.06 1.2%
Permian 8.14 7.98 0.16 2.0%
Utica 4.22 4.18 0.04 0.9%
Shale Plays 50.09 49.59 0.50 1.0%
Other 24.64 25.00 -0.36 -1.4%
Total 74.73 74.59 0.14 0.2%
Production Annual Change
Oil Production (1,000 barrels / day) Lower 48

May-2017 May-2016 Change % Change
Bakken 1,023 1,069 (46) -4.3%
Eagle Ford 1,216 1,250 (33) -2.7%
Haynesville 44 45 (1) -1.5%
Marcellus 40 40 (0) -0.3%
Niobrara 456 428 28 6.4%
Permian 2,362 1,987 375 18.8%
Utica 52 65 (13) -19.8%
Shale Plays 5,193 4,884 309 6.3%
Other 3,626 3,493 133 3.8%
Total 8,819 8,377 442 5.3%
Natural Gas Production (Bcf / day)

May-2017 May-2016 Change % Change
Bakken 1.74 1.70 0.03 2.0%
Eagle Ford 5.94 6.75 -0.81 -12.0%
Haynesville 6.38 5.98 0.40 6.6%
Marcellus 18.99 17.97 1.03 5.7%
Niobrara 4.69 4.43 0.26 5.9%
Permian 8.14 6.95 1.18 17.0%
Utica 4.22 3.81 0.41 10.9%
Shale Plays 50.09 47.58 2.51 5.3%
Other 24.64 29.30 -4.66 -15.9%
Total 74.73 76.89 -2.16 -2.8%
Productivity
Oil Production ( barrels / day / rig)

May-2017 May-2016 Change % Change
Bakken 1,068 893 175 19.6%
Eagle Ford 1,448 1,246 202 16.3%
Haynesville 33 29 3 11.2%
Marcellus 70 72 (2) -2.3%
Niobrara 1,301 1,094 208 19.0%
Permian 662 585 77 13.2%
Utica 234 110 123 111.6%
Natural Gas Production (Mcf / day / rig)

May-2017 May-2016 Change % Change
Bakken 1,492 1,118 374 33.5%
Eagle Ford 4,610 4,110 500 12.2%
Haynesville 7,331 6,564 767 11.7%
Marcellus 13,368 11,179 2,189 19.6%
Niobrara 4,520 3,074 1,446 47.1%
Permian 1,113 1,021 92 9.1%
Utica 10,556 9,009 1,548 17.2%
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