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U.S. Drilling Productivity
January 2007 -
April 2017

Bakken    Eagle Ford    Haynesville    Marcellus    Niobrara    Permian    Utica
    
Implied Production Change at Current Rig Count
Oil Breakeven Rig Count 03/10/2017
barrels
per day
per rig
barrels
per day
Play Breakeven Current Difference Apr-2017 Change
Bakken 46 38 -8 1,001 (8,434)
Eagle Ford 50 77 27 1,442 39,125
Haynesville 31 41 10 32 315
Marcellus 32 42 10 70 713
Niobrara 27 38 11 1,300 13,780
Permian 180 307 127 662 83,815
Utica 18 21 3 207 575
Total 385 564 179
129,889
Gas Breakeven Rig Count 03/10/2017
Mcf
per day
per rig
Bcf
per day
Play Breakeven Current Difference Apr-2017 Change
Bakken 33 38 5 1,447 0.007
Eagle Ford 59 77 18 4,542 0.082
Haynesville 22 41 19 7,215 0.137
Marcellus 31 42 11 13,233 0.146
Niobrara 24 38 14 4,406 0.062
Permian 162 307 145 1,113 0.161
Utica 16 21 5 10,473 0.052
Total 347 564 217
0.647
Production
Oil Production (1,000 barrels / day) Lower 48

Apr-2017 Mar-2017 Change % Change
Bakken 964 974 -10 -1.0%
Eagle Ford 1,144 1,116 28 2.5%
Haynesville 43 43 0 0.4%
Marcellus 38 37 1 1.7%
Niobrara 444 433 11 2.5%
Permian 2,286 2,207 79 3.6%
Utica 43 43 0 1.0%
Shale Plays 4,962 4,854 109 2.2%
Other 3,702 3,671 31 0.8%
Total 8,664 8,525 140 1.6%
Natural Gas Production (Bcf / day) Lower 48

Apr-2017 Mar-2017 Change % Change
Bakken 1.58 1.58 0.00 0.3%
Eagle Ford 5.76 5.71 0.04 0.8%
Haynesville 6.25 6.14 0.11 1.8%
Marcellus 19.19 19.02 0.17 0.9%
Niobrara 4.63 4.58 0.05 1.1%
Permian 7.94 7.79 0.15 2.0%
Utica 4.27 4.24 0.03 0.8%
Shale Plays 49.62 49.06 0.56 1.1%
Other 26.26 26.44 -0.17 -0.7%
Total 75.88 75.49 0.39 0.5%
Production Annual Change
Oil Production (1,000 barrels / day) Lower 48

Apr-2017 Apr-2016 Change % Change
Bakken 964 1,066 (103) -9.6%
Eagle Ford 1,144 1,305 (161) -12.4%
Haynesville 43 46 (3) -5.8%
Marcellus 38 42 (4) -9.6%
Niobrara 444 438 5 1.3%
Permian 2,286 1,989 297 14.9%
Utica 43 69 (26) -37.6%
Shale Plays 4,962 4,957 6 0.1%
Other 3,702 3,501 201 5.7%
Total 8,664 8,458 206 2.4%
Natural Gas Production (Bcf / day)

Apr-2017 Apr-2016 Change % Change
Bakken 1.58 1.66 -0.07 -4.4%
Eagle Ford 5.76 6.76 -1.00 -14.8%
Haynesville 6.25 6.02 0.23 3.8%
Marcellus 19.19 18.01 1.18 6.5%
Niobrara 4.63 4.46 0.17 3.8%
Permian 7.94 6.91 1.03 14.9%
Utica 4.27 3.85 0.42 11.0%
Shale Plays 49.62 47.67 1.95 4.1%
Other 26.26 29.44 -3.18 -10.8%
Total 75.88 77.11 -1.23 -1.6%
Productivity
Oil Production ( barrels / day / rig)

Apr-2017 Apr-2016 Change % Change
Bakken 1,001 814 187 23.0%
Eagle Ford 1,442 1,200 242 20.1%
Haynesville 32 29 3 9.8%
Marcellus 70 67 3 4.0%
Niobrara 1,300 1,044 256 24.6%
Permian 662 569 93 16.3%
Utica 207 121 87 72.0%
Natural Gas Production (Mcf / day / rig)

Apr-2017 Apr-2016 Change % Change
Bakken 1,447 990 457 46.2%
Eagle Ford 4,542 4,051 491 12.1%
Haynesville 7,215 6,490 725 11.2%
Marcellus 13,233 10,983 2,249 20.5%
Niobrara 4,406 2,962 1,443 48.7%
Permian 1,113 980 133 13.6%
Utica 10,473 8,805 1,668 18.9%
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Oil
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Oil
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Oil
Gas
Utica
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