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Visualizing US shale oil & gas production

The blog contains still images from interactive dashboards available on each blog post.
To follow the instructions detailed in every post, use the interactive dashboards. You can also explore the dashboards to uncover different insights and trends.

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Eagle Ford - update through December 2019

These interactive presentations contain the latest oil & gas production data from all 24,232 horizontal wells in the Eagle Ford region, that have started producing from 2008 onward, through December 2019. Visit ShaleProfile blog to explore the full interactive dashboard December oil production was up slightly from the previous month, but down year-over-year. Almost 2,000 wells were completed last year, a similar level as the year before (2,

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Permian – update through December 2019

These interactive presentations contain the latest oil & gas production data from all 25,827 horizontal wells in the Permian (Texas & New Mexico) that started producing from 2008/2009 onward, through December.   Visit ShaleProfile blog to explore the full interactive dashboard December oil production came in at 4 million bo/d (after upcoming revisions), almost double the output compared with 2 years earlier (2.1 million bo

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Pennsylvania – update through January 2020

This interactive presentation contains the latest gas (and a little oil) production data, from all 9,476 horizontal wells in Pennsylvania that started producing from 2010 onward, through January. Visit ShaleProfile blog to explore the full interactive dashboard January gas production was flat m-o-m at 19.3 Bcf/d. Year-over-year growth was 1 Bcf/d, down from 2.5 Bcf/d growth one year earlier. Wells have gotten far more productive in the las

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North Dakota – update through January 2020

These interactive presentations contain the latest oil & gas production data from all 15,674 horizontal wells in North Dakota that started production from 2005 onward, through January. Visit ShaleProfile blog to explore the full interactive dashboard Oil production in North Dakota fell by 3% in January m-o-m, after a similar drop in the month before. Only 74 new wells were brought online in January, the lowest number since March 2019 (64). In the “Well quality” tab you c

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US - update through November 2019

These interactive presentations contain the latest oil & gas production data from 120,328 horizontal wells in 12 US states, through November 2019. Cumulative oil and gas production from these wells reached 12.9 billion bbl and 145 Tcf of natural gas. West Virginia is deselected in most dashboards, as its production data is only up-to-date through September. Oklahoma is for now only available in our subscription services. Visit ShaleProfile blog to explore the full interactive dash
 

Eagle Ford - update Through November 2019

These interactive presentations contain the latest oil & gas production data from all 24,208 horizontal wells in the Eagle Ford region, that have started producing from 2008 onward, through November 2019. Visit ShaleProfile blog to explore the full interactive dashboard Oil production came in again at just over 1.3 million bo/d (after upcoming revisions), as it has since the start of 2019. Well results have not improved since 2017, as is clearly visible in the bottom cha

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Permian – update through November 2019

These interactive presentations contain the latest oil & gas production data from all 25,309 horizontal wells in the Permian (Texas & New Mexico) that started producing from 2008/2009 onward, through November. Visit ShaleProfile blog to explore the full interactive dashboard November oil production came in at around 3.9 million bo/d (after upcoming revisions), representing a y-o-y growth of 0.6 million bo/d. The relative increase in gas production was even higher (to

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Pennsylvania – update through December 2019

This interactive presentation contains the latest gas (and a little oil) production data, from all 9,417 horizontal wells in Pennsylvania that started producing from 2010 onward, through December. Visit ShaleProfile blog to explore the full interactive dashboard December gas production fell by 2.5%, to 19.1 Bcf/d. Compared with a year earlier, production was 1.1 Bcf/d higher (6%). However, with the decline in gas prices (below $2 in recent weeks), the horizontal rig count in Penn

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North Dakota – update through December 2019

These interactive presentations contain the latest oil & gas production data from all 15,599 horizontal wells in North Dakota that started production from 2005 onward, through December. Visit ShaleProfile blog to explore the full interactive dashboard Oil production in North Dakota fell by 3% in December to 1.43 million bo/d. Of the 636 thousand bo/d production capacity that was added by new wells in 2019, 89% replaced the decline from existing wells, resulting in a gain of 70 thou

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US - update through Octobre 2019

These interactive presentations contain the latest oil & gas production data from 119,057 horizontal wells in 12 US states, through October 2019. Cumulative oil and gas production from these wells reached 12.6 billion bbl and 142 Tcf of natural gas. Ohio and West Virginia are deselected in most dashboards, as their production data is less current. Oklahoma is for now only available in our subscription services. Visit ShaleProfile blog to explore the full interactive dashboard

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Eagle Ford - update Through October 2019

These interactive presentations contain the latest oil & gas production data from all 24,019 horizontal wells in the Eagle Ford region, that have started producing from 2008 onward, through October 2019. Visit ShaleProfile blog to explore the full interactive dashboard In the first 10 months of 2019, oil production in the Eagle Ford hovered within a narrow range, just above 1.3 million bo/d. Although lateral lengths and proppant intensity have kept increasing, average wel

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Permian – update through October 2019

These interactive presentations contain the latest oil & gas production data from all 24,837 horizontal wells in the Permian (Texas & New Mexico) that started producing from 2008/2009 onward, through October 2019. Visit ShaleProfile blog to explore the full interactive dashboard Oil production rose in October, to around 3.8 million bo/d (after upcoming revisions). As is visualized in the graph above, the over 4,000 horizontal wells that came online in the first 10 months o

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Pennsylvania – update through November 2019

This interactive presentation contains the latest gas (and a little oil) production data, from all 9,372 horizontal wells in Pennsylvania that started producing from 2010 onward, through November. November gas production spiked by 5% m-o-m, to 19.6 Bcf/d, setting a new record. Gas prices rose at the start of the month, and several operators, including Chesapeake, decided to increase production. You can see in the chart that something similar happened 2 and 3 years ago as well. Wel

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North Dakota – update through November 2019

These interactive presentations contain the latest oil & gas production data from all 15,503 horizontal wells in North Dakota that started production from 2005 onward, through November. Visit ShaleProfile blog to explore the full interactive dashboard North Dakota oil production was flat m-o-m in November, at 1.5 million bo/d, while natural gas production set a new record at over 3.1 Bcf/d. The horizontal rig count has stayed just over 50 during the past year. On average, each

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US - update through September 2019

These interactive presentations contain the latest oil & gas production data from 117,989 horizontal wells in 12 US states, through September 2019. Cumulative oil and gas production from these wells reached 12.4 billion bbl and 140 Tcf of natural gas. West Virginia is deselected in most dashboards, as its production data is less current. Oklahoma is for now only available in our subscription services. Visit ShaleProfile blog to explore the full interactive dashboard Even preli

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Pennsylvania – update through October 2019

This interactive presentation contains the latest gas (and a little oil) production data, from all 9,319 horizontal wells in Pennsylvania that started producing from 2010 onward, through October. Visit ShaleProfile blog to explore the full interactive dashboard October gas production came in at 18.7 Bcf/d, slightly higher than in the previous month, and again setting a new all-time high. But the horizontal rig count is down by almost 60% since the start of the year and production

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North Dakota – update through October 2019

These interactive presentations contain the latest oil & gas production data from all 15,394 horizontal wells in North Dakota that started production from 2005 onward, through October. Visit ShaleProfile blog to explore the full interactive dashboard North Dakota produced almost 1.5 million bo/d in October (horizontal wells only), a m-o-m increase of 5%. Bad weather in the previous month clearly had an impact on operations. It is one of the few states that almost has not seen

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US - update through August 2019

These interactive presentations contain the latest oil & gas production data from 116,815 horizontal wells in 12 US states, through August 2019. Cumulative oil and gas production from these wells reached 12.2 billion bbl and 137 Tcf of natural gas. Ohio and West Virginia are deselected in most dashboards, as their production data is less current. Oklahoma is for now only available in our subscription services. Visit ShaleProfile blog to explore the full interactive dashboard A

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Eagle Ford - update through August 2019

This interactive presentation contains the latest oil & gas production data from all 23,673 horizontal wells in the Eagle Ford region, that have started producing from 2008 onward, through August 2019. Visit ShaleProfile blog to explore the full interactive dashboard Oil production in the basin has hovered around 1.3 million bo/d since the start of this year. Through August, just over 5 wells have been completed every day, on average, which has countered the natural decline i

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Permian – update through August 2019

These interactive presentations contain the latest oil & gas production data from all 23,839 horizontal wells in the Permian (Texas & New Mexico) that started producing from 2008/2009 onward, through August 2019. Visit ShaleProfile blog to explore the full interactive dashboard Preliminary data from the state agencies already has August production at a record high (see chart above). After revisions, especially for New Mexico, I expect that August production will be revised

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Pennsylvania – update through September 2019

This interactive presentation contains the latest gas (and a little oil) production data, from all 9,239 horizontal wells in Pennsylvania that started producing from 2010 onward, through September. Visit ShaleProfile blog to explore the full interactive dashboard September gas production came in at 18.6 Bcf/d, unchanged from the previous month. After several years of major improvements, well productivity is up only by a few percent since 2017 (see the “Well quality” tab). The

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North Dakota – update through September 2019

These interactive presentations contain the latest oil & gas production data from all 15,277 horizontal wells in North Dakota that started production from 2005 onward, through September. September oil production in North Dakota fell 2% m-o-m to 1.40 million bo/d (horizontal wells only), based on preliminary data. About 120 horizontal wells were completed in September, significantly lower than a year earlier (150), but higher than in the previous month (107). Well productivity

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US - update through July 2019

These interactive presentations contain the latest oil & gas production data from 115,629 horizontal wells in 12 US states, through July 2019. Cumulative oil and gas production from these wells reached 11.9 billion bbl and 136 Tcf of natural gas. Ohio and West Virginia are deselected in most dashboards, as their production data is less current. Oklahoma is for now only available in our subscription services. July oil production was again at a record level, at well over 7 million bo

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Eagle Ford - update through July 2019

This interactive presentation contains the latest oil & gas production data from all 23,368 horizontal wells in the Eagle Ford region, that have started producing from 2008 onward, through July 2019. Visit ShaleProfile blog to explore the full interactive dashboard July oil production came in at 1.3 million bo/d, basically unchanged since the start of the year. Natural gas production was just short of 6.3 Bcf/d, the highest level in 3 years (switch product to “gas” to see this

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Permian – update through July 2019

These interactive presentations contain the latest oil & gas production data from all 23,382 horizontal wells in the Permian (Texas & New Mexico) that started producing from 2008/2009 onward, through July 2019. Visit ShaleProfile blog to explore the full interactive dashboard These interactive presentations contain the latest oil & gas production data from all 23,382 horizontal wells in the Permian (Texas & New Mexico) that started producing from 2008/2009 onward,

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