Texas Oil and Gas Production Statistics for November 2015

01/21/2016

AUSTIN –– Production for November 2015 as reported to the Railroad Commission of Texas (Commission) is 70,969,209 barrels of crude oil and 596,523,139 Mcf (thousand cubic feet) of total gas from oil and gas wells. These preliminary figures are based on production volumes reported by operators and will be updated as late and corrected production reports are received.  Production reported to the Commission for the same time period last year, November 2014, was: 67,660,682 barrels of crude oil preliminarily, updated to a current figure of 86,464,573 barrels; and 600,389,620 Mcf of total gas preliminarily, updated to a current figure of 719,146,191 Mcf.

The Commission reports that in the last 12 months, total Texas reported production was 1.007 billion barrels of crude oil and 8.4 trillion cubic feet of total gas. Crude oil production reported by the Commission is limited to oil produced from oil leases and does not include condensate, which is reported separately by the Commission.

Texas preliminary November 2015 crude oil production averaged 2,365,640 barrels daily, compared to the 2,255,356 barrels daily average of November 2014.

Texas preliminary November 2015 total gas production averaged 19,884,105 Mcf (thousand cubic feet) a day, compared to the 20,012,987 Mcf daily average of November 2014.

Texas production in November 2015 came from 183,882 oil wells and 90,345 gas wells.

For additional oil and gas production statistics, visit the Commission’s website at http://www.rrc.texas.gov/oil-gas/research-and-statistics/production-data/texas-monthly-oil-gas-production/.

TABLE 1 NOVEMBER 2015 TEXAS TOP TEN OIL CRUDE OIL PRODUCING COUNTIES RANKED BY PRELIMINARY PRODUCTION

RANK

COUNTY

CRUDE OIL (BBLS)

    1.

KARNES

6,052,467

    2.

LA SALLE

4,517,919

    3.

MIDLAND

3,586,823

    4.

DEWITT

3,522,371

    5.

UPTON

3,251,364

    6.

MARTIN

3,035,032

    7.

ANDREWS

2,858,650

    8.

GONZALES

2,773,677

    9.

MCMULLEN

2,730,844

  10.

REEVES

2,725,942


TABLE 2 – NOVEMBER 2015 TEXAS TOP TEN TOTAL GAS (GAS WELL GAS & CASINGHEAD) PRODUCING COUNTIES RANKED BY PRELIMINARY PRODUCTION

RANK

COUNTY

TOTAL GAS (MCF)

    1.

WEBB

54,004,171

    2.

TARRANT

45,271,558

    3.

PANOLA

25,299,748

    4.

DIMMIT

22,670,948

    5.

JOHNSON

20,605,565

    6.

KARNES

19,282,063

    7.

WISE

18,620,327

    8.

DEWITT

17,755,896

    9.

DENTON

16,885,104

  10.

LA SALLE

13,537,906


TABLE 3 – NOVEMBER 2015 TEXAS TOP TEN TOTAL CONDENSATE PRODUCING COUNTIES RANKED BY PRELIMINARY PRODUCTION

RANK

COUNTY

CONDENSATE (BBLS)

    1.

DIMMIT

2,075,906

    2.

WEBB

1,312,117

    3.

KARNES

1,133,619

    4.

DEWITT

1,045,196

    5.

CULBERSON

654,830

    6.

LIVE OAK

543,083

    7.

REEVES

353,963

    8.

LA SALLE

263,223

    9.

WHEELER

220,397

  10.

LOVING

192,005

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