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U.S. Drilling Productivity
January 2007 -
October 2018

Anadarko  Appalachia  Bakken    Eagle Ford    Haynesville    Niobrara    Permian
    
Implied Production Change at Current Rig Count
Oil Breakeven Rig Count 09/14/2018
Barrels
per day
per rig
Monthly
barrels
per day
Play Breakeven Current Difference Oct-2018 Change
Anadarko 119 138 19 411 7,722
Appalachia 49 75 26 146 3,818
Bakken 46 54 8 1,501 12,169
Eagle Ford 80 89 9 1,448 12,805
Haynesville 56 53 -3 26 (69)
Niobrara 43 49 6 1,190 6,808
Permian 427 483 56 546 30,764
Total 820 941 121
74,018
Gas Breakeven Rig Count 09/14/2018
Mcf
per day
per rig
Monthly
Bcf
per day
Play Breakeven Current Difference Oct-2018 Change
Anadarko 104 138 34 2,904 0.099
Appalachia 56 75 19 16,282 0.309
Bakken 43 54 11 1,908 0.021
Eagle Ford 71 89 18 5,862 0.106
Haynesville 39 53 14 8,748 0.122
Niobrara 37 49 12 4,474 0.054
Permian 289 483 194 1,225 0.238
Total 638 941 302
0.948
Production
Oil Production (1,000 barrels / day) Lower 48

Oct-2018 Sep-2018 Change % Change
Anadarko 562 554 8 1.4%
Appalachia 130 126 4 3.0%
Bakken 1,332 1,318 14 1.0%
Eagle Ford 1,449 1,433 16 1.1%
Haynesville 43 43 0 -0.1%
Niobrara 620 614 6 0.9%
Permian 3,458 3,427 31 0.9%
Shale Plays 7,593 7,515 78 1.0%
Other 2,961 2,986 -26 -0.9%
Total 10,554 10,502 52 0.5%
Natural Gas Production (Bcf / day) Lower 48

Oct-2018 Sep-2018 Change % Change
Anadarko 7.32 7.22 0.10 1.4%
Appalachia 29.44 29.14 0.30 1.0%
Bakken 2.52 2.50 0.02 0.9%
Eagle Ford 7.13 7.01 0.12 1.7%
Haynesville 9.70 9.56 0.13 1.4%
Niobrara 5.18 5.13 0.05 1.0%
Permian 11.80 11.56 0.24 2.1%
Shale Plays 73.09 72.13 0.96 1.3%
Other 16.17 16.51 -0.34 -2.1%
Total 89.26 88.64 0.62 0.7%
Production Annual Change
Oil Production (1,000 barrels / day) Lower 48

Oct-2018 Oct-2017 Change % Change
Anadarko 562 478 84 17.5%
Appalachia 130 106 24 22.4%
Bakken 1,332 1,196 136 11.3%
Eagle Ford 1,449 1,249 200 16.0%
Haynesville 43 42 0 1.0%
Niobrara 620 548 72 13.2%
Permian 3,458 2,709 749 27.7%
Shale Plays 7,593 6,328 1,265 20.0%
Other 2,961 2,868 92 3.2%
Total 10,554 9,196 1,358 14.8%
Natural Gas Production (Bcf / day)

Oct-2018 Oct-2017 Change % Change
Anadarko 7.32 6.38 0.94 14.7%
Appalachia 29.44 24.24 5.20 21.4%
Bakken 2.52 2.10 0.42 20.1%
Eagle Ford 7.13 6.52 0.60 9.3%
Haynesville 9.70 7.31 2.38 32.6%
Niobrara 5.18 4.58 0.60 13.1%
Permian 11.80 9.21 2.60 28.2%
Shale Plays 73.09 60.35 12.74 21.1%
Other 16.17 19.56 -3.39 -17.3%
Total 89.26 79.90 9.36 11.7%
Productivity
Oil Production ( barrels / day / rig)

Oct-2018 Sep-2018 Change % Change
Anadarko 411 408 3 0.7%
Appalachia 146 145 1 0.7%
Bakken 1,501 1,491 10 0.7%
Eagle Ford 1,448 1,446 2 0.1%
Haynesville 26 25 1 4.0%
Niobrara 1,190 1,189 1 0.1%
Permian 546 555 -9 -1.6%
Natural Gas Production (Mcf / day / rig)

Oct-2018 Sep-2018 Change % Change
Anadarko 2,904 2,881 23 0.8%
Appalachia 16,282 16,131 151 0.9%
Bakken 1,908 1,871 37 2.0%
Eagle Ford 5,862 5,736 126 2.2%
Haynesville 8,748 8,681 66 0.8%
Niobrara 4,474 4,458 16 0.4%
Permian 1,225 1,225 0 0.0%
Productivity Annual Change
Oil Production ( barrels / day / rig)

Oct-2018 Oct-2017 Change % Change
Anadarko 411 358 53 14.9%
Appalachia 146 151 (6) -3.7%
Bakken 1,501 1,352 149 11.0%
Eagle Ford 1,448 1,289 159 12.3%
Haynesville 26 24 2 6.5%
Niobrara 1,190 1,128 62 5.5%
Permian 546 569 (23) -4.0%
Natural Gas Production (Mcf / day / rig)

Oct-2018 Oct-2017 Change % Change
Anadarko 2,904 2,613 291 11.1%
Appalachia 16,282 14,517 1,765 12.2%
Bakken 1,908 1,529 379 24.8%
Eagle Ford 5,862 4,193 1,669 39.8%
Haynesville 8,748 8,083 665 8.2%
Niobrara 4,474 4,176 298 7.1%
Permian 1,225 1,216 9 0.7%
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