Production across all seven major U.S. shale regions is projected to decline next month, the U.S. Energy Information Administration said.
According to EIA’s latest Drilling Productivity Report, oil production in the Bakken is projected to fall 32,000 barrels per day to 966,000 bpd from July to August.
Gas production in the Bakken region is expected to dip by 31,000 million cubic feet per day (mmcfd) to 1.56 billion cubic feet per day (bcfpd) in August.
Oil production in the Eagle Ford region is projected to fall to 1.079 million bpd, down 48,000 bpd from July levels, while gas production is forecast to slip by 209 mmcfd to 5.8 bcfpd.
The EIA projects oil production in the Haynesville will tick down by 1,000 bpd to 46,000 bpd in August.
Gas production in the Haynesville region is projected to fall by 36 mmcfd in August to 5.88 bcfpd.
Oil production in the Marcellus should hold steady at 40,000 bpd in August while gas production is projected to fall to 17.95 bcfpd, down 26 mmcfd from July.
Oil production in the Niobrara region is forecast to fall to 371,000 bpd, down 12,000 bpd month-over-month.
Gas production in the Niobrara region is projected to decline by 74 mmcfd to 3.99 bcfd in August.
The Permian Basin is expected to book a 6,000 bpd drop in oil production, pushing the region’s total oil production down to 1.97 million bpd in August.
Gas production in the Permian is forecast to decline by 46 mmcfd in August to about 6.86 bcfpd.
Oil production in the Utica region is expected to hold steady at 77,000 bpd while gas production in the play is projected to tick down to 3.66 bcfd in August, down 5 mmcfd from July levels.
Overall, oil production from the seven regions is forecast to fall 99,000 bpd month-over-month to 4.55 million bpd.
Gas production from all seven regions is forecast to decline by 417 mmcfpd to 45.72 bcfd in August.