Texas Monthly Oil & Gas Statistics

AUSTIN, September 16, 2013 – The Commission issued a total of 1,843 original drilling permits in July 2013 compared to 1,561 in July 2012. The July total included 1,673 permits to drill new oil and gas wells, 22 to re-enter existing well bores, and 148 for re-completions. Permits issued in July 2013 included 557 oil, 143 gas, 1,069 oil and gas, 56 injection, one service and 17 other permits.

JUNE CRUDE OIL PRODUCTION

Texas preliminary June 2013 crude oil production averaged 1,678,008 barrels daily, up from the 1,285,561 barrels daily average of June 2012.

The preliminary Texas crude oil production figure for June 2013 is 50,340,234 barrels, up from 38,566,821 barrels reported during June 2012.

JULY OIL AND GAS COMPLETIONS

In July 2013, operators reported 1,860 oil, 470 gas, 49 injection and five other completions compared to 803 oil, 328 gas, 17 injection and zero other completions in July 2012.

Total well completions for 2013 year to date are 15,124 up from 8,733 recorded during the same period in 2012.

Operators reported 75 holes plugged and zero dry holes in July 2013 compared to 566 holes plugged and one dry hole in July 2012.

JUNE NATURAL GAS PRODUCTION

Texas oil and gas wells produced 554,513,067 Mcf (thousand cubic feet) of gas based upon preliminary production figures for June 2013 up from the June 2012 preliminary gas production total of 524,426,369 Mcf. Texas preliminary June total gas production averaged 18,483,769 Mcf (thousand cubic feet) a day.

Texas production in June 2013 came from 153,601 oil wells and 91,203 gas wells.

TABLE 1 – JULY TEXAS OIL AND GAS DRILLING PERMITS AND COMPLETIONS BY DISTRICT
RAILROAD COMMISSION DISTRICT PERMITS TO DRILL OIL/GAS HOLES OIL COMPLETIONS GAS COMPLETIONS
(1) SAN ANTONIO AREA 317 175 71
(2) REFUGIO AREA 140 74 115
(3) SOUTHEAST TEXAS 99 18 2
(4) DEEP SOUTH TEXAS 66 3 76
(5) EAST CENTRAL TX 19 2 4
(6) EAST TEXAS 52 12 22
(7B) WEST CENTRAL TX 90 49 0
(7C) SAN ANGELO AREA 171 255 0
(8) MIDLAND 471 1,090 3
(8A) LUBBOCK AREA 132 120 0
(9) NORTH TEXAS 174 30 86
(10) PANHANDLE 112 32 91
TABLE 2 – JUNE TEXAS TOP TEN OIL AND GAS PRODUCING COUNTIES RANKED BY PRELIMINARY PRODUCTION
COUNTY CRUDE OIL (BBLS) COUNTY TOTAL GAS (MCF)
1. KARNES 4,517,910 1. TARRANT 58,729,014
2. LA SALLE 3,570,730 2. JOHNSON 31,360,332
3. GONZALES 2,871,029 3. WEBB 26,815,122
4. ANDREWS 2,379,114 4. PANOLA 24,669,346
5. GAINES 1,924,294 5. WISE 18,073,261
6. ECTOR 1,881,129 6. DENTON 16,559,973
7. DIMMIT 1,851,329 7. WHEELER 16,009,381
8. DE WITT 1,833,590 8. FREESTONE 15,554,625
9. MCMULLEN 1,781,296 9. DE WITT 13,395,449
10. UPTON 1,766,051 10. DIMMIT 11,652,418
 

 

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