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.
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