Texas Drilling Permits and Completions Statistics for August 2018

AUSTIN September 13, 2018 - The Railroad Commission of Texas (Commission) issued a total of 1,110 original drilling permits in August 2018 compared to 1,125 in August 2017. The August 2018 total included 967 permits to drill new oil or gas wells, 12 to re-enter plugged well bores and 131 for re-completions of existing well bores. The breakdown of well types for those permits is 262 oil, 83 gas, 689 oil or gas, 57 injection, five service and 14 other permits.

In August 2018, Commission staff processed 601 oil, 123 gas, 56 injection and three other completions compared to 401 oil, 115 gas, 38 injection and three other completions in August 2017. Total well completions processed for 2018 year to date are 7,297; up from 4,945 recorded during the same time period in 2017.

According to Baker Hughes Inc., the Texas rig count as of September 7 was 528, representing about 50 percent of all active rigs in the United States.

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