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

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, according to Rystad Energy analysis conducted this month.

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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