The number of DUCs, drilled, but uncompleted wells, continues to climb in the Lower 48 U.S. states' seven most prolific basins/plays, according to the Energy Information Administration’s December "Drilling Productivity Report" (DPR).
From October to November, total DUCs increased by 94, to 7,354, with five of the seven regions recording a month-to-month DUC increase.
The biggest October-to-November increase was in the Permian Basin, up 96 DUCs, to 2,613. The Eagle Ford Shale gained 19 DUCs, to 1,441; followed by the Anadarko, a gain of 10, to 977; the Haynesville, up two DUCs to 195; and Appalachia, up a lone DUC, to 785.
The Niobrara saw a 23- DUC drop, to 630; and the Bakken’s DUC count fell by 11, to 713, according to the DPR.