The analytical framework of EIA's new Drilling Productivity Report (DPR) accounts for integrated production of natural gas and liquid hydrocarbons. In some cases, the classification of oil- or gas-targeted rigs, which is the focus of traditional rig-count methods, has changed from day to day. A more meaningful way to classify wells is to allocate the amount of oil and natural gas that can be expected to flow from each new well in a given play. This approach uses oil and natural gas production at the well before any flaring, refining, or gas processing. As such, all hydrocarbon production in the liquid state at the wellhead is treated as oil, and all unprocessed gas production (known as gross production) is treated as natural gas.
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