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U.S. Drilling Productivity
January 2007 -
March 2019

Anadarko  Appalachia  Bakken    Eagle Ford    Haynesville    Niobrara    Permian
    
Implied April Change at Current Rig Count
Oil Breakeven Rig Count 02/15/2019
Barrels
per day
per rig
Monthly
barrels
per day
Play Breakeven Current Difference Mar-2019 Change
Anadarko 123 110 -13 396 (5,303)
Appalachia 52 79 27 144 3,866
Bakken 47 57 10 1,458 14,651
Eagle Ford 88 95 7 1,337 9,999
Haynesville 49 64 15 27 385
Niobrara 43 61 18 1,206 21,848
Permian 413 473 60 603 36,001
Total 816 939 123
81,446
Gas Breakeven Rig Count 02/15/2019
Mcf
per day
per rig
Monthly
Bcf
per day
Play Breakeven Current Difference Mar-2019 Change
Anadarko 110 110 0 2,843 0.000
Appalachia 58 79 21 15,600 0.328
Bakken 49 57 8 1,903 0.015
Eagle Ford 84 95 11 5,036 0.055
Haynesville 42 64 22 9,261 0.204
Niobrara 41 61 20 4,169 0.083
Permian 301 473 172 1,195 0.206
Total 684 939 254
0.891
Production
Oil Production (1,000 barrels / day) Lower 48

Mar-2019 Feb-2019 Change % Change
Anadarko 587 587 0 0.0%
Appalachia 141 138 3 2.2%
Bakken 1,452 1,439 13 0.9%
Eagle Ford 1,438 1,429 9 0.6%
Haynesville 43 43 0 0.6%
Niobrara 713 697 16 2.3%
Permian 4,024 3,981 43 1.1%
Shale Plays 8,397 8,312 84 1.0%
Other 3,449 3,441 8 0.2%
Total 11,845 11,753 92 0.8%
Natural Gas Production (Bcf / day) Lower 48

Mar-2019 Feb-2019 Change % Change
Anadarko 7.71 7.67 0.04 0.5%
Appalachia 31.60 31.29 0.31 1.0%
Bakken 2.74 2.73 0.01 0.5%
Eagle Ford 6.94 6.88 0.05 0.8%
Haynesville 10.26 10.10 0.16 1.6%
Niobrara 5.32 5.26 0.06 1.2%
Permian 13.40 13.18 0.22 1.7%
Shale Plays 77.97 77.11 0.86 1.1%
Other 18.48 18.63 -0.14 -0.8%
Total 96.45 95.74 0.71 0.7%
Production Annual Change
Oil Production (1,000 barrels / day) Lower 48

Mar-2019 Mar-2018 Change % Change
Anadarko 587 531 56 10.5%
Appalachia 141 101 40 39.4%
Bakken 1,452 1,166 285 24.5%
Eagle Ford 1,438 1,255 182 14.5%
Haynesville 43 42 1 1.8%
Niobrara 713 579 133 23.0%
Permian 4,024 3,169 855 27.0%
Shale Plays 8,397 6,845 1,552 22.7%
Other 3,449 3,104 345 11.1%
Total 11,845 9,949 1,896 19.1%
Natural Gas Production (Bcf / day)

Mar-2019 Mar-2018 Change % Change
Anadarko 7.71 6.90 0.80 11.6%
Appalachia 31.60 26.95 4.66 17.3%
Bakken 2.74 2.15 0.59 27.5%
Eagle Ford 6.94 6.38 0.56 8.8%
Haynesville 10.26 8.14 2.12 26.1%
Niobrara 5.32 4.70 0.62 13.1%
Permian 13.40 10.29 3.11 30.2%
Shale Plays 77.97 65.51 12.46 19.0%
Other 18.48 19.72 -1.24 -6.3%
Total 96.45 85.23 11.22 13.2%
Productivity
Oil Production ( barrels / day / rig)

Mar-2019 Feb-2019 Change % Change
Anadarko 396 390 6 1.5%
Appalachia 144 144 0 0.0%
Bakken 1,458 1,452 6 0.4%
Eagle Ford 1,337 1,335 2 0.1%
Haynesville 27 26 1 3.8%
Niobrara 1,206 1,203 3 0.2%
Permian 603 598 5 0.8%
Natural Gas Production (Mcf / day / rig)

Mar-2019 Feb-2019 Change % Change
Anadarko 2,843 2,832 11 0.4%
Appalachia 15,600 15,300 300 2.0%
Bakken 1,903 1,897 6 0.3%
Eagle Ford 5,036 5,022 14 0.3%
Haynesville 9,261 9,148 113 1.2%
Niobrara 4,169 4,166 3 0.1%
Permian 1,195 1,180 15 1.3%
Productivity Annual Change
Oil Production ( barrels / day / rig)

Mar-2019 Mar-2018 Change % Change
Anadarko 396 378 18 4.9%
Appalachia 144 142 2 1.4%
Bakken 1,458 1,421 38 2.7%
Eagle Ford 1,337 1,385 (48) -3.4%
Haynesville 27 25 2 8.3%
Niobrara 1,206 1,174 32 2.7%
Permian 603 650 (47) -7.3%
Natural Gas Production (Mcf / day / rig)

Mar-2019 Mar-2018 Change % Change
Anadarko 2,843 2,750 93 3.4%
Appalachia 15,600 15,467 133 0.9%
Bakken 1,903 1,752 150 8.6%
Eagle Ford 5,036 4,615 421 9.1%
Haynesville 9,261 8,081 1,180 14.6%
Niobrara 4,169 4,090 79 1.9%
Permian 1,195 1,225 (30) -2.4%
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