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90% of US DUCs are located within Permian, Eagle Ford, Bakken and Niobrara

May 19, 2016
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Operators have accumulated ~3,900 drilled, but uncompleted horizontal oil wells (“DUCs”) across the US shale, with more than 90% of these located within the major liquids plays, shows Rystad Energy’s latest analysis (05/2016).

The largest DUC inventory is spread over the Permian Basin with 1,200, Eagle Ford with ~1,000, and Bakken with ~850 wells awaiting completion services. The remainder of oil DUCs are located in Niobrara (~620 wells) and other plays (~270 wells).



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About Rystad Energy

Rystad Energy is an independent oil and gas consulting services and business intelligence data firm offering global databases, strategy consulting and research products.

Rystad Energy’s headquarters are located in Oslo, Norway, with additional research teams in India. Further presence has been established in Norway (Stavanger), the UK (London), USA (New York & Houston), Russia (Moscow), Brazil (Rio de Janeiro), Africa as well as South East Asia.

About NASWellCube

Rystad Energy’s shale well database, NASWellCube, provides you with a quick way to learn everything you need to know about the DUC inventory. It is possible to see how many wells are pending completion at play, operator or county level. Users can also display the fracklog in an integrated map viewer, and assess each well’s likely productivity and ultimate potential. Finally, NASWellCube Premium is a unique tool to evaluate expected completion cost per well and commerciality of the DUC inventory.