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U.S. Drilling Productivity
January 2007 -
July 2017

Bakken    Eagle Ford    Haynesville    Marcellus    Niobrara    Permian    Utica
    
Implied Production Change at Current Rig Count
Oil Breakeven Rig Count 06/23/2017
 barrels
per day
per rig
 Monthly
barrels
per day
Play Breakeven Current Difference Jul-2017 Change
Bakken 39 52 13 1,152 14,977
Eagle Ford 68 94 26 1,451 37,902
Haynesville 36 48 12 33 404
Marcellus 36 47 11 70 785
Niobrara 33 47 14 1,288 18,467
Permian 248 367 119 602 71,353
Utica 16 27 11 237 2,530
Total 476 682 206
146,418
Gas Breakeven Rig Count 06/23/2017
 Mcf
per day
per rig
 Monthly
Bcf
per day
Play Breakeven Current Difference Jul-2017 Change
Bakken 34 52 18 1,529 0.028
Eagle Ford 67 94 27 4,626 0.125
Haynesville 27 48 21 7,463 0.157
Marcellus 39 47 8 13,472 0.108
Niobrara 25 47 22 4,550 0.100
Permian 198 367 169 1,013 0.171
Utica 17 27 10 10,726 0.107
Total 407 682 275
0.795
Production
Oil Production (1,000 barrels / day) Lower 48

Jul-2017 Jun-2017 Change % Change
Bakken 1,039 1,034 6 0.6%
Eagle Ford 1,368 1,325 43 3.2%
Haynesville 45 45 0 0.8%
Marcellus 39 39 1 1.9%
Niobrara 462 451 11 2.5%
Permian 2,470 2,405 65 2.7%
Utica 51 50 1 2.6%
Shale Plays 5,475 5,348 127 2.4%
Other 3,594 3,574 20 0.5%
Total 9,069 8,922 147 1.6%
Natural Gas Production (Bcf / day) Lower 48

Jul-2017 Jun-2017 Change % Change
Bakken 1.81 1.79 0.01 0.8%
Eagle Ford 6.36 6.22 0.14 2.2%
Haynesville 6.59 6.45 0.14 2.2%
Marcellus 19.41 19.32 0.09 0.5%
Niobrara 4.73 4.66 0.07 1.6%
Permian 8.46 8.30 0.16 1.9%
Utica 4.33 4.26 0.06 1.5%
Shale Plays 51.68 51.00 0.68 1.3%
Other 25.49 25.72 -0.23 -0.9%
Total 77.18 76.72 0.45 0.6%
Production Annual Change
Oil Production (1,000 barrels / day) Lower 48

Jul-2017 Jul-2016 Change % Change
Bakken 1,039 1,049 (10) -0.9%
Eagle Ford 1,368 1,214 154 12.7%
Haynesville 45 43 2 5.3%
Marcellus 39 39 0 1.1%
Niobrara 462 434 28 6.4%
Permian 2,470 2,028 442 21.8%
Utica 51 60 (9) -14.7%
Shale Plays 5,475 4,867 608 12.5%
Other 3,594 3,386 208 6.1%
Total 9,069 8,253 816 9.9%
Natural Gas Production (Bcf / day)

Jul-2017 Jul-2016 Change % Change
Bakken 1.81 1.74 0.07 3.8%
Eagle Ford 6.36 6.64 -0.28 -4.2%
Haynesville 6.59 6.04 0.55 9.1%
Marcellus 19.41 18.16 1.25 6.9%
Niobrara 4.73 4.43 0.30 6.8%
Permian 8.46 7.30 1.16 15.9%
Utica 4.33 3.69 0.64 17.4%
Shale Plays 51.68 48.00 3.69 7.7%
Other 25.49 27.73 -2.23 -8.0%
Total 77.18 75.72 1.46 1.9%
Productivity
Oil Production ( barrels / day / rig)

Jul-2017 Jun-2017 Change % Change
Bakken 1,152 1,151 1 0.1%
Eagle Ford 1,451 1,451 0 0.0%
Haynesville 33 33 0 0.0%
Marcellus 70 70 0 0.0%
Niobrara 1,288 1,288 0 0.0%
Permian 602 617 -15 -2.4%
Utica 237 225 12 5.3%
Natural Gas Production (Mcf / day / rig)

Jul-2017 Jun-2017 Change % Change
Bakken 1,529 1,528 1 0.1%
Eagle Ford 4,626 4,615 11 0.2%
Haynesville 7,463 7,398 65 0.9%
Marcellus 13,472 13,430 41 0.3%
Niobrara 4,550 4,469 81 1.8%
Permian 1,013 1,038 (25) -2.4%
Utica 10,726 10,647 79 0.7%
Oil Production ( barrels / day / rig)

Jul-2017 Jul-2016 Change % Change
Bakken 1,152 1,046 106 10.1%
Eagle Ford 1,451 1,374 77 5.6%
Haynesville 33 29 4 12.5%
Marcellus 70 84 (14) -16.3%
Niobrara 1,288 1,161 127 10.9%
Permian 602 696 (94) -13.5%
Utica 237 94 143 152.5%
Natural Gas Production (Mcf / day / rig)

Jul-2017 Jul-2016 Change % Change
Bakken 1,529 1,302 227 17.5%
Eagle Ford 4,626 4,471 155 3.5%
Haynesville 7,463 7,021 442 6.3%
Marcellus 13,472 12,696 776 6.1%
Niobrara 4,550 3,395 1,155 34.0%
Permian 1,013 1,252 (240) -19.2%
Utica 10,726 9,425 1,300 13.8%
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