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U.S. Drilling Productivity
January 2007 -
May 2019

Anadarko  Appalachia  Bakken    Eagle Ford    Haynesville    Niobrara    Permian
    
Implied April Change at Current Rig Count
Oil Breakeven Rig Count 04/12/2019
Barrels
per day
per rig
Monthly
barrels
per day
Play Breakeven Current Difference May-2019 Change
Anadarko 119 101 -18 404 (7,450)
Appalachia 53 80 27 145 3,912
Bakken 48 61 13 1,407 18,149
Eagle Ford 88 89 1 1,344 1,861
Haynesville 49 66 17 26 448
Niobrara 41 57 16 1,278 20,238
Permian 396 464 68 650 44,344
Total 794 918 124
81,502
Gas Breakeven Rig Count 04/12/2019
Mcf
per day
per rig
Monthly
Bcf
per day
Play Breakeven Current Difference May-2019 Change
Anadarko 110 101 -9 2,856 (0.026)
Appalachia 58 80 22 15,930 0.350
Bakken 49 61 12 1,953 0.023
Eagle Ford 87 89 2 4,902 0.010
Haynesville 40 66 26 9,942 0.258
Niobrara 41 57 16 4,171 0.067
Permian 284 464 180 1,286 0.231
Total 669 918 249
0.915
Production
Oil Production (1,000 barrels / day) Lower 48

May-2019 Apr-2019 Change % Change
Anadarko 567 573 -6 -1.1%
Appalachia 135 131 4 3.0%
Bakken 1,385 1,374 11 0.8%
Eagle Ford 1,429 1,422 7 0.5%
Haynesville 44 44 0 0.8%
Niobrara 764 742 22 2.9%
Permian 4,136 4,094 42 1.0%
Shale Plays 8,460 8,380 80 1.0%
Other 3,234 3,225 9 0.3%
Total 11,694 11,604 90 0.8%
Natural Gas Production (Bcf / day) Lower 48

May-2019 Apr-2019 Change % Change
Anadarko 7.49 7.51 -0.02 -0.2%
Appalachia 32.21 31.86 0.35 1.1%
Bakken 2.73 2.72 0.01 0.5%
Eagle Ford 6.88 6.85 0.03 0.4%
Haynesville 10.75 10.52 0.23 2.2%
Niobrara 5.65 5.58 0.07 1.2%
Permian 14.12 13.89 0.23 1.6%
Shale Plays 79.84 78.93 0.91 1.1%
Other 16.81 17.07 -0.26 -1.5%
Total 96.65 96.00 0.65 0.7%
Production Annual Change
Oil Production (1,000 barrels / day) Lower 48

May-2019 May-2018 Change % Change
Anadarko 567 516 50 9.7%
Appalachia 135 106 29 27.0%
Bakken 1,385 1,252 133 10.6%
Eagle Ford 1,429 1,283 146 11.4%
Haynesville 44 42 2 3.9%
Niobrara 764 593 171 28.9%
Permian 4,136 3,269 867 26.5%
Shale Plays 8,460 7,062 1,398 19.8%
Other 3,234 2,906 328 11.3%
Total 11,694 9,968 1,726 17.3%
Natural Gas Production (Bcf / day)

May-2019 May-2018 Change % Change
Anadarko 7.49 6.90 0.59 8.5%
Appalachia 32.21 27.10 5.11 18.9%
Bakken 2.73 2.35 0.38 16.0%
Eagle Ford 6.88 6.48 0.40 6.2%
Haynesville 10.75 8.70 2.05 23.5%
Niobrara 5.65 4.83 0.82 16.9%
Permian 14.12 11.02 3.10 28.1%
Shale Plays 79.84 67.40 12.44 18.5%
Other 16.81 19.20 -2.39 -12.5%
Total 96.65 86.60 10.05 11.6%
Productivity
Oil Production ( barrels / day / rig)

May-2019 Apr-2019 Change % Change
Anadarko 404 396 8 2.0%
Appalachia 145 144 1 0.7%
Bakken 1,407 1,401 6 0.4%
Eagle Ford 1,344 1,341 3 0.2%
Haynesville 26 26 0 0.0%
Niobrara 1,278 1,267 11 0.9%
Permian 650 618 32 5.2%
Natural Gas Production (Mcf / day / rig)

May-2019 Apr-2019 Change % Change
Anadarko 2,856 2,840 16 0.6%
Appalachia 15,930 15,930 0 0.0%
Bakken 1,953 1,953 (1) -0.0%
Eagle Ford 4,902 4,892 9 0.2%
Haynesville 9,942 9,825 117 1.2%
Niobrara 4,171 4,164 7 0.2%
Permian 1,286 1,248 38 3.0%
Productivity Annual Change
Oil Production ( barrels / day / rig)

May-2019 May-2018 Change % Change
Anadarko 404 377 27 7.1%
Appalachia 145 139 5 3.9%
Bakken 1,407 1,291 116 9.0%
Eagle Ford 1,344 1,411 (66) -4.7%
Haynesville 26 25 1 5.4%
Niobrara 1,278 1,151 126 11.0%
Permian 650 651 (1) -0.1%
Natural Gas Production (Mcf / day / rig)

May-2019 May-2018 Change % Change
Anadarko 2,856 2,778 78 2.8%
Appalachia 15,930 15,841 89 0.6%
Bakken 1,953 1,746 206 11.8%
Eagle Ford 4,902 4,972 (70) -1.4%
Haynesville 9,942 8,281 1,661 20.1%
Niobrara 4,171 4,097 74 1.8%
Permian 1,286 1,216 70 5.7%
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