The number of drilled, but uncompleted wells located in the Lower 48 U.S. states’ seven most productive, unconventional basins and plays fell by a half-percent between March and April, Kallanish Energy reports.
The Energy Information Administration’s May issue of its Drilling Productivity Report (Dpr) reported the number of so-called Ducs dropped by 43, to 8,390 in April, from 8,433 in March.
Total number of Ducs falls from March to April
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(Source: EIA’s Drilling Productivity Report)
Five of the seven basins and plays surveyed for the monthly Dpr reported a drop in Ducs, with the other two increasing their Duc total.
The biggest drop in Ducs from March to April was in the Anadarko Basin, with the number of drilled, but uncompleted wells falling by 26, to 998 in April, from 1,024 in March. The Eagle Ford Shale play saw its Duc total fall by 22, to 1,488, from 1,510.
The Permian Basin reported its Duc total rose by 47, finishing April with 3,964, from 3,917 in March, the Dpr reported.
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