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U.S. Drilling Productivity
January 2007 -
September 2018

Anadarko  Appalachia  Bakken    Eagle Ford    Haynesville    Niobrara    Permian
    
Implied Production Change at Current Rig Count
Oil Breakeven Rig Count 08/10/2018
Barrels
per day
per rig
Monthly
barrels
per day
Play Breakeven Current Difference Sep-2018 Change
Anadarko 116 138 22 410 8,942
Appalachia 49 74 25 146 3,700
Bakken 46 56 10 1,496 15,235
Eagle Ford 77 91 14 1,489 20,532
Haynesville 57 57 -0 25 (1)
Niobrara 43 48 5 1,188 6,400
Permian 415 485 70 552 38,633
Total 802 949 147
93,442
Gas Breakeven Rig Count 08/10/2018
Mcf
per day
per rig
Monthly
Bcf
per day
Play Breakeven Current Difference Sep-2018 Change
Anadarko 103 138 35 2,889 0.101
Appalachia 56 74 18 16,125 0.290
Bakken 45 56 11 1,828 0.020
Eagle Ford 71 91 20 5,741 0.115
Haynesville 37 57 20 8,692 0.174
Niobrara 35 48 13 4,599 0.060
Permian 280 485 205 1,235 0.253
Total 628 949 322
1.013
Production
Oil Production (1,000 barrels / day) Lower 48

Sep-2018 Aug-2018 Change % Change
Anadarko 558 549 9 1.6%
Appalachia 123 119 4 3.5%
Bakken 1,314 1,297 17 1.3%
Eagle Ford 1,448 1,424 24 1.7%
Haynesville 43 43 0 -0.1%
Niobrara 615 610 5 0.9%
Permian 3,421 3,387 34 1.0%
Shale Plays 7,522 7,429 93 1.2%
Other 2,757 2,689 68 2.5%
Total 10,279 10,118 161 1.6%
Natural Gas Production (Bcf / day) Lower 48

Sep-2018 Aug-2018 Change % Change
Anadarko 7.22 7.12 0.10 1.4%
Appalachia 29.35 29.04 0.31 1.1%
Bakken 2.46 2.44 0.02 0.9%
Eagle Ford 7.06 6.93 0.13 1.8%
Haynesville 9.58 9.42 0.15 1.6%
Niobrara 5.21 5.15 0.05 1.0%
Permian 11.54 11.30 0.24 2.2%
Shale Plays 72.42 71.41 1.01 1.4%
Other 16.80 16.96 -0.16 -1.0%
Total 89.22 88.38 0.84 1.0%
Production Annual Change
Oil Production (1,000 barrels / day) Lower 48

Sep-2018 Sep-2017 Change % Change
Anadarko 558 466 92 19.8%
Appalachia 123 99 24 24.6%
Bakken 1,314 1,119 195 17.4%
Eagle Ford 1,448 1,176 271 23.1%
Haynesville 43 43 0 0.5%
Niobrara 615 536 79 14.7%
Permian 3,421 2,570 851 33.1%
Shale Plays 7,522 6,009 1,513 25.2%
Other 2,757 2,994 (237) -7.9%
Total 10,279 9,003 1,276 14.2%
Natural Gas Production (Bcf / day)

Sep-2018 Sep-2017 Change % Change
Anadarko 7.22 6.28 0.94 15.0%
Appalachia 29.35 24.55 4.81 19.6%
Bakken 2.46 1.97 0.49 24.7%
Eagle Ford 7.06 6.23 0.83 13.4%
Haynesville 9.58 7.11 2.47 34.7%
Niobrara 5.21 4.59 0.62 13.4%
Permian 11.54 8.79 2.75 31.3%
Shale Plays 72.42 59.52 12.90 21.7%
Other 16.80 19.85 -3.04 -15.3%
Total 89.22 79.37 9.85 12.4%
Productivity
Oil Production ( barrels / day / rig)

Sep-2018 Aug-2018 Change % Change
Anadarko 410 407 3 0.7%
Appalachia 146 145 1 0.7%
Bakken 1,496 1,487 9 0.6%
Eagle Ford 1,489 1,485 4 0.3%
Haynesville 25 25 0 0.0%
Niobrara 1,188 1,187 1 0.1%
Permian 552 562 -10 -1.8%
Natural Gas Production (Mcf / day / rig)

Sep-2018 Aug-2018 Change % Change
Anadarko 2,889 2,866 23 0.8%
Appalachia 16,125 15,972 153 1.0%
Bakken 1,828 1,797 31 1.7%
Eagle Ford 5,741 5,615 126 2.2%
Haynesville 8,692 8,617 75 0.9%
Niobrara 4,599 4,568 31 0.7%
Permian 1,235 1,235 0 0.0%
Productivity Annual Change
Oil Production ( barrels / day / rig)

Sep-2018 Sep-2017 Change % Change
Anadarko 410 354 56 15.9%
Appalachia 146 145 0 0.2%
Bakken 1,496 1,291 205 15.8%
Eagle Ford 1,489 1,249 239 19.2%
Haynesville 25 24 2 6.3%
Niobrara 1,188 1,103 85 7.7%
Permian 552 526 26 5.0%
Natural Gas Production (Mcf / day / rig)

Sep-2018 Sep-2017 Change % Change
Anadarko 2,889 2,579 310 12.0%
Appalachia 16,125 14,365 1,760 12.3%
Bakken 1,828 1,501 326 21.7%
Eagle Ford 5,741 4,032 1,709 42.4%
Haynesville 8,692 8,082 610 7.6%
Niobrara 4,599 4,170 429 10.3%
Permian 1,235 1,205 29 2.4%
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