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Oil and Gas: Drilling Down on Productivity
An article by • Published Dec 16, 2020

EIA: Drilling Down on Productivity Report

Drilling Productivity Report

Release date December 14, 2020
Anadarko, Appalachia, Bakken, EagleFord, Haynesville, Niobrara, Permian Basins

Oil production from DPR basins was 7.7 million Bbl/d at December 1st, totaling 71% of U.S. oil production
Permian oil production represents 55% of DPR oil production, followed by Bakken at 16% and EagleFord at 13%
From peak levels, Permian oil production is down 11%, Bakken -19%, Niobrara -28%, Anadarko -33%, and EagleFord -39%
U.S. rig efficiency as measured by oil production per rig improved by 45% in December '20 versus a year ago

Natural gas production from DPR basins was 81.5 Bcf/d, totaling 84% of U.S. oil production
Appalachia gas production represents 41% of DPR oil production, followed by Permian at 20% and Haynesville at 14%
From peak levels, EagleFord gas production is down 22%, Anadarko -22%, Bakken -11%, and Niobrara -10%
U.S. rig efficiency as measured by gas production per rig improved by 56% in December '20 versus a year ago
Permian rigs total 55% of all rigs in DPR basins despite being down 62% year-over-year. Rig counts are down 26% to 87% across these areas
7,330 DUCs in the U.S., down 7% versus a year ago
Permian DUCs total 3,516, or 48% of the U.S. total
Year-over-year DUCs are being drawn down the fastest in Anadarko basin (-35%), followed by Niobrara (-24%), Appalachia (-16%) and EagleFord (-10%)
Permian (+4%) and Haynesville (+7%) DUCs are higher compared to last year