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U.S. Drilling Productivity
January 2007 -
March 2018

Anadarko  Appalachia  Bakken    Eagle Ford    Haynesville    Niobrara    Permian
    
Implied Production Change at Current Rig Count
Oil Breakeven Rig Count 02/09/2018
Barrels
per day
per rig
Monthly
barrels
per day
Play Breakeven Current Difference Mar-2018 Change
Anadarko 112 118 6 397 2,188
Appalachia 57 78 21 145 3,103
Bakken 41 50 9 1,421 12,513
Eagle Ford 65 81 16 1,345 20,932
Haynesville 50 55 5 25 132
Niobrara 38 50 12 1,144 13,170
Permian 290 437 147 632 92,888
Total 654 869 215
144,927
Gas Breakeven Rig Count 02/09/2018
Mcf
per day
per rig
Monthly
Bcf
per day
Play Breakeven Current Difference Mar-2018 Change
Anadarko 110 118 8 2,696 0.022
Appalachia 51 78 27 14,908 0.403
Bakken 30 50 20 1,732 0.035
Eagle Ford 68 81 13 5,409 0.070
Haynesville 27 55 28 8,140 0.228
Niobrara 33 50 17 4,342 0.074
Permian 227 437 210 1,186 0.249
Total 545 869 323
0.437
Production
Oil Production (1,000 barrels / day) Lower 48

Mar-2018 Feb-2018 Change % Change
Anadarko 492 491 1 0.3%
Appalachia 120 117 3 2.1%
Bakken 1,222 1,215 7 0.6%
Eagle Ford 1,307 1,289 18 1.4%
Haynesville 42 42 0 0.0%
Niobrara 579 573 6 1.1%
Permian 2,994 2,919 75 2.6%
Shale Plays 6,757 6,647 111 1.7%
Other 3,181 3,179 2 0.1%
Total 9,938 9,826 112 1.1%
Natural Gas Production (Bcf / day) Lower 48

Mar-2018 Feb-2018 Change % Change
Anadarko 6.10 6.13 -0.03 -0.5%
Appalachia 27.15 26.83 0.32 1.2%
Bakken 2.25 2.22 0.03 1.3%
Eagle Ford 6.52 6.46 0.06 1.0%
Haynesville 8.10 7.91 0.19 2.4%
Niobrara 4.86 4.81 0.05 1.0%
Permian 9.97 9.75 0.22 2.2%
Shale Plays 64.94 64.11 0.83 1.3%
Other 20.19 20.25 -0.06 -0.3%
Total 85.13 84.36 0.78 0.9%
Production Annual Change
Oil Production (1,000 barrels / day) Lower 48

Mar-2018 Mar-2017 Change % Change
Anadarko 492 414 78 19.0%
Appalachia 120 86 34 39.8%
Bakken 1,222 1,036 186 17.9%
Eagle Ford 1,307 1,181 127 10.7%
Haynesville 42 44 (2) -4.9%
Niobrara 579 427 152 35.6%
Permian 2,994 2,263 731 32.3%
Shale Plays 6,757 5,451 1,306 24.0%
Other 3,181 3,130 52 1.6%
Total 9,938 8,581 1,357 15.8%
Natural Gas Production (Bcf / day)

Mar-2018 Mar-2017 Change % Change
Anadarko 6.10 5.55 0.55 9.8%
Appalachia 27.15 23.02 4.13 18.0%
Bakken 2.25 1.76 0.49 27.7%
Eagle Ford 6.52 5.88 0.64 10.8%
Haynesville 8.10 6.14 1.96 31.9%
Niobrara 4.86 4.44 0.42 9.3%
Permian 9.97 7.79 2.18 28.0%
Shale Plays 64.94 54.59 10.36 19.0%
Other 20.19 21.22 -1.03 -4.8%
Total 85.13 75.80 9.33 12.3%
Productivity
Oil Production ( barrels / day / rig)

Mar-2018 Feb-2018 Change % Change
Anadarko 397 392 5 1.3%
Appalachia 145 144 1 0.7%
Bakken 1,421 1,404 17 1.2%
Eagle Ford 1,345 1,287 58 4.5%
Haynesville 25 25 0 0.0%
Niobrara 1,144 1,133 11 1.0%
Permian 632 632 0 0.0%
Natural Gas Production (Mcf / day / rig)

Mar-2018 Feb-2018 Change % Change
Anadarko 2,696 2,677 19 0.7%
Appalachia 14,908 14,795 113 0.8%
Bakken 1,732 1,707 25 1.5%
Eagle Ford 5,409 5,129 281 5.5%
Haynesville 8,140 8,137 3 0.0%
Niobrara 4,342 4,317 25 0.6%
Permian 1,186 1,186 0 0.0%
Oil Production ( barrels / day / rig)

Mar-2018 Mar-2017 Change % Change
Anadarko 397 397 1 0.1%
Appalachia 145 108 36 33.8%
Bakken 1,421 1,132 288 25.4%
Eagle Ford 1,345 1,291 53 4.1%
Haynesville 25 23 2 10.3%
Niobrara 1,144 1,052 92 8.7%
Permian 632 570 61 10.8%
Natural Gas Production (Mcf / day / rig)

Mar-2018 Mar-2017 Change % Change
Anadarko 2,696 2,745 (49) -1.8%
Appalachia 14,908 14,288 620 4.3%
Bakken 1,732 1,541 192 12.4%
Eagle Ford 5,409 4,130 1,279 31.0%
Haynesville 8,140 8,018 122 1.5%
Niobrara 4,342 4,176 166 4.0%
Permian 1,186 1,132 54 4.7%
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