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U.S. Drilling Productivity
January 2007 -
January 2019

Anadarko  Appalachia  Bakken    Eagle Ford    Haynesville    Niobrara    Permian
    
Implied January Production Change at Current Rig Count
Oil Breakeven Rig Count 12/14/2018
Barrels
per day
per rig
Monthly
barrels
per day
Play Breakeven Current Difference Jan-2019 Change
Anadarko 117 134 17 416 7,217
Appalachia 49 73 24 147 3,471
Bakken 43 53 10 1,611 16,423
Eagle Ford 80 95 15 1,428 21,906
Haynesville 51 57 6 27 149
Niobrara 42 55 13 1,237 15,859
Permian 374 486 112 631 70,513
Total 756 953 197
135,539
Gas Breakeven Rig Count 12/14/2018
Mcf
per day
per rig
Monthly
Bcf
per day
Play Breakeven Current Difference Jan-2019 Change
Anadarko 104 134 30 2,942 0.088
Appalachia 50 73 23 17,446 0.401
Bakken 42 53 11 2,095 0.023
Eagle Ford 72 95 23 6,038 0.139
Haynesville 40 57 17 9,152 0.156
Niobrara 38 55 17 4,390 0.075
Permian 281 486 205 1,236 0.253
Total 628 953 326
1.135
Production
Oil Production (1,000 barrels / day) Lower 48

Jan-2019 Dec-2018 Change % Change
Anadarko 599 589 10 1.7%
Appalachia 155 151 4 2.5%
Bakken 1,461 1,443 18 1.2%
Eagle Ford 1,427 1,408 19 1.4%
Haynesville 43 43 0 0.3%
Niobrara 679 669 10 1.4%
Permian 3,802 3,729 73 2.0%
Shale Plays 8,166 8,032 134 1.7%
Natural Gas Production (Bcf / day) Lower 48

Jan-2019 Dec-2018 Change % Change
Anadarko 7.64 7.53 0.11 1.4%
Appalachia 31.45 31.04 0.41 1.3%
Bakken 2.68 2.66 0.02 0.9%
Eagle Ford 7.33 7.21 0.13 1.7%
Haynesville 9.86 9.72 0.14 1.5%
Niobrara 5.21 5.16 0.05 1.0%
Permian 12.74 12.48 0.26 2.1%
Shale Plays 76.92 75.79 1.13 1.5%
Production Annual Change
Oil Production (1,000 barrels / day) Lower 48

Jan-2019 Jan-2018 Change % Change
Anadarko 599 510 89 17.4%
Appalachia 155 95 60 62.9%
Bakken 1,461 1,188 273 23.0%
Eagle Ford 1,427 1,245 183 14.7%
Haynesville 43 42 1 3.1%
Niobrara 679 576 102 17.8%
Permian 3,802 2,843 959 33.7%
Shale Plays 8,166 6,499 1,667 25.6%
Natural Gas Production (Bcf / day)

Jan-2019 Jan-2018 Change % Change
Anadarko 7.64 6.62 1.03 15.5%
Appalachia 31.45 26.35 5.10 19.4%
Bakken 2.68 2.11 0.58 27.3%
Eagle Ford 7.33 6.26 1.07 17.1%
Haynesville 9.86 7.57 2.29 30.3%
Niobrara 5.21 4.74 0.47 10.0%
Permian 12.74 9.15 3.59 39.2%
Shale Plays 76.92 62.79 14.13 22.5%
Productivity
Oil Production ( barrels / day / rig)

Jan-2019 Dec-2018 Change % Change
Anadarko 416 413 3 0.7%
Appalachia 147 147 0 0.0%
Bakken 1,611 1,589 22 1.4%
Eagle Ford 1,428 1,417 11 0.8%
Haynesville 27 26 1 3.8%
Niobrara 1,237 1,227 10 0.8%
Permian 631 616 15 2.4%
Natural Gas Production (Mcf / day / rig)

Jan-2019 Dec-2018 Change % Change
Anadarko 2,942 2,919 23 0.8%
Appalachia 17,446 17,244 201 1.2%
Bakken 2,095 2,048 47 2.3%
Eagle Ford 6,038 5,940 98 1.6%
Haynesville 9,152 9,012 140 1.6%
Niobrara 4,390 4,368 22 0.5%
Permian 1,236 1,236 0 0.0%
Productivity Annual Change
Oil Production ( barrels / day / rig)

Jan-2019 Jan-2018 Change % Change
Anadarko 416 370 46 12.5%
Appalachia 147 146 1 0.9%
Bakken 1,611 1,426 185 13.0%
Eagle Ford 1,428 1,339 88 6.6%
Haynesville 27 24 2 8.5%
Niobrara 1,237 1,173 64 5.4%
Permian 631 619 12 1.9%
Natural Gas Production (Mcf / day / rig)

Jan-2019 Jan-2018 Change % Change
Anadarko 2,942 2,711 230 8.5%
Appalachia 17,446 15,126 2,320 15.3%
Bakken 2,095 1,607 488 30.4%
Eagle Ford 6,038 4,657 1,380 29.6%
Haynesville 9,152 8,103 1,049 12.9%
Niobrara 4,390 4,243 147 3.5%
Permian 1,236 1,211 26 2.1%
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