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Natural gas, oil production projections for December

Natural gas production amongst the top shale plays in the United States will continue to rise through the end of the year, according to the Energy Information Administration (EIA). Oil production is also predicted to be on the rise.

Leading the way in natural gas production is the Marcellus Shale play. According to the EIA’s latest Drilling Productivity Report (DPR), the Marcellus will produce an estimated 16.10 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) in December, compared to an estimated 15.89 Bcf/d in November and 15.82 in October. Marcellus is also expected to produce more oil in the month of December, rising from 32 barrels a day (b/d) in November, to 33 b/d in December.

Here is a list of the following major shale plays and their expected productivity report comparing December’s predicted numbers to the current numbers for the month of November, according to the EIA:

Eagle Ford

Natural Gas Production

November: 1,430 thousand cubic feet/day

December: 1,444 thousand cubic feet/day (+14)

Oil Production

November: 541 barrels/day

December: 550 barrels/day (+9)

Permian Basin

 Natural Gas Production

November: 374 thousand cubic feet/day

December: 380 thousand cubic feet/day (+6)

Oil Production

November: 176 barrels/day

December: 179 barrels/day (+3)

Niobrara

Natural Gas Production

November: 1,786 thousand cubic feet/day

December: 1,815 thousand cubic feet/day (+29)

Oil Production

November: 400 barrels/day
December: 407 barrels/day (+7)

Haynesville

Natural Gas Production

November: 5,500 thousand cubic feet/day
December: 5,592 thousand cubic feet/day (+92)

Oil Production

November: 24 barrels/day
December: 24 barrels/day (no change)

Bakken

Natural Gas Production

November: 550 thousand cubic feet/day
December: 559 thousand cubic feet/day (+9)

Oil Production

November: 536 barrels/day
December: 543 barrels/day (+7)

2 comments

  1. It would appear the barrel counts for crude production should read THOUSANDS of barrels? Typo?

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