Friday, May 6, 2011

United States: Oil Production from Shale Formations, 2005-2010 -- EIA

Extracted from EIA, This Week in Petroleum, Apr 27, 2011

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Operators increased North Dakota's Bakken production from less than 3,000 bbl/d in 2005 to over 230,000 bbl/d in 2010. The Bakken's share of total North Dakota oil production rose from about 3 percent to about 75 percent over the same period. At the Barnett shale in Texas, overall oil production more than tripled from 2005 to 2010. Oil production from the Woodford shale in Oklahoma surpassed 4,000 bbl/d in 2010, up 42 percent from 2009 and nearly three times 2008 volumes. At the Eagle Ford shale formation in Texas, oil production, which was negligible in 2005, approached 30,000 bbl/d in 2010 [sic]. [Update: for the Eagle Ford production, please see my post/remarks here -- D.R.] Oil production from Appalachia's Marcellus shale more than doubled in 2010 from a year earlier and has grown nearly thirteen-fold since 2007. [Please see here. -- D.R.]

(U.S. production of crude oil and lease condensate increased in 2009 and again in 2010. While much of the increase in 2009 was associated with deepwater developments in the Federal Gulf of Mexico, the increase in 2010 was led by escalating horizontal drilling programs in U.S. shale plays, notably the North Dakota section of the Bakken formation---please see my post "Domestic Oil Production Reversed Decades-Long Decline in 2009 and 2010," including remarks, here. For North Dakota's oil production in historical perspective, please see my post "North Dakota ... ," remarks below, here. For the Eagle Ford shale production and development, please see my posts here and here. -- D.R.)

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