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Drilling Productivity Report from U.S. EIA

By Bob Downing Published: March 17, 2014

From the U.S. Energy Information Administration:

Drilling Productivity Report

Release Date: March 10, 2014 | Next Release: April 14, 2014 | full report


        . Bakken

  New-well oil production per rig
  New-well gas production per rig
thousand cubic feet/day
Region March 2014 April 2014 change   March 2014 April 2014 change
Bakken 485 492 7   488 497 9
Eagle Ford 453 463 10   1,272 1,280 8
Haynesville 23 23 -   5,142 5,167 25
Marcellus 30 30 -   6,402 6,476 74
Niobrara 340 345 5   1,723 1,713 (10)
Permian 108 109 1   269 274 5
Rig-weighted average 257 259 2   1,394 1,386 (8)
  Oil production
thousand barrels/day
  Gas production
million cubic feet/day
Region March 2014 April 2014 change   March 2014 April 2014 change
Bakken 1,073 1,091 18   1,135 1,156 21
Eagle Ford 1,325 1,359 34   6,446 6,566 120
Haynesville 54 54 -   6,466 6,390 (76)
Marcellus 39 40 1   14,470 14,758 288
Niobrara 301 304 3   4,560 4,572 12
Permian 1,433 1,444 11   5,330 5,369 39
Total 4,225 4,292 67   38,407 38,811 404

The Drilling Productivity Report uses recent data on the total number of drilling rigs in operation along with estimates of drilling productivity and estimated changes in production from existing oil and natural gas wells to provide estimated changes in oil and natural gas production for six key fields. EIA's approach does not distinguish between oil-directed rigs and gas-directed rigs because once a well is completed it may produce both oil and gas; more than half of the wells produce both.

While shale resources and production are found in many U.S. regions, at this time EIA is focusing on the six most prolific areas, which are located in the Lower 48 states. These six regions accounted for nearly 90% of domestic oil production growth and virtually all domestic natural gas production growth during 2011-12.

key tight oil and shale gas regions




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Utica and Marcellus shale web sites

Ohio Department of Natural Resources' Division of Oil and Gas Resources Management State agency Web site.

ODNR Division of Oil and Gas Resources Management. State drilling permits. List is updated weekly.

ODNR Division of Geological Survey.

Ohio Environmental Protection Agency.

Ohio State University Extension.

Ohio Farm Bureau.

Ohio Oil and Gas Association, a Granville-based group that represents 1,500 Ohio energy-related companies.

Ohio Oil & Gas Energy Education Program.

Energy In Depth, a trade group.

Marcellus and Utica Shale Resource Center by Ohio law firm Bricker & Eckler.

Utica Shale, a compilation of Utica shale activities.

Landman Report Card, a site that looks at companies involved in gas and oil leases.FracFocus, a compilation of chemicals used in fracking individual wells as reported voluntarily by some drillers.

Chesapeake Energy Corp,the Oklahoma-based firm is the No. 1 driller in Ohio.

Rig Count Interactive Map by Baker Hughes, an energy services company.

Shale Sheet Fracking, a Youngstown Vindicator blog.

National Geographic's The Great Shale Rush.

The Ohio Environmental Council, a statewide eco-group based in Columbus.

Buckeye Forest Council.

Earthjustice, a national eco-group.

Stop Fracking Ohio.

People's Oil and Gas Collaborative-Ohio, a grass-roots group in Northeast Ohio.

Concerned Citizens of Medina County, a grass-roots group.

No Frack Ohio, a Columbus-based grass-roots group.

Fracking: Gas Drilling's Environmental Threat by ProPublica, an online journalism site.

Penn State Marcellus Center.

Pipeline, blog from Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Marcellus shale drilling.

Allegheny Front, environmental public radio for Western Pennsylvania.