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Texas Monthly Oil and Gas Statistics

01/27/2011

DECEMBER PERMITS TO DRILL

The Commission issued a total of 1,664 original drilling permits in December 2010 compared to 1,308 in December 2009. The December total included 1,494 permits to drill new oil and gas wells, 41 to re-enter existing well bores, and 129 for re-completions. Permits issued in December 2010 included 422 oil, 170 gas, 868 oil and gas, 74 injection, zero service and 130 other permits.

NOVEMBER CRUDE OIL PRODUCTION

Texas preliminary November 2010 crude oil production averaged 942,446 barrels daily, up from the 875,382 barrels daily average of November 2009.

The preliminary Texas crude oil production figure for November 2010 is 28,273,369 barrels, up from 26,261,464 barrels reported during November 2009.

DECEMBER OIL AND GAS COMPLETIONS

In December 2010, operators reported 284 oil, 306 gas, 25 injection and zero other completions compared to 310 oil, 360 gas, 29 injection and one other completion during December 2009.

Total well completions for 2010 year to date are 9,939 down from 15,279 recorded during the same period in 2009.

Operators reported 490 holes plugged and zero dry holes in December 2010 compared to 458 holes plugged and one dry hole in December 2009.

NOVEMBER NATURAL GAS PRODUCTION

Texas oil and gas wells produced 541,770,485 Mcf (thousand cubic feet) of gas based upon preliminary production figures for November 2010 down from the November 2009 preliminary gas production total of 558,071,779.

Texas production in November 2010 came from 139,535 oil wells and 91,795 gas wells.

 

TABLE 1 – DECEMBER TEXAS OIL AND GAS DRILLING PERMITS AND COMPLETIONS BY DISTRICT
RAILROAD COMMISSION DISTRICTPERMITS TO DRILL OIL/GAS HOLESOIL COMPLETIONSGAS COMPLETIONS
(1) SAN ANTONIO AREA 252 5 11
(2) REFUGIO AREA 106 8 13
(3) SOUTHEAST TEXAS 42 32 46
(4) DEEP SOUTH TEXAS 64 0 26
(5) EAST CENTRAL TX 37 1 1
(6) EAST TEXAS 49 4 25
(7B) WEST CENTRAL TX 81 21 4
(7C) SAN ANGELO AREA 164 22 20
(8) MIDLAND 536 123 3
5(8A) LUBBOCK AREA 64 41 1
(9) NORTH TEXAS 206 19 141
(10) PANHANDLE 63 8 15
TABLE 2 – NOVEMBER TEXAS TOP TEN OIL AND GAS PRODUCING COUNTIES RANKED BY PRELIMINARY PRODUCTION
COUNTYCRUDE OIL (BBLS)COUNTYTOTAL GAS (MCF)
1. GAINES 2,032,379 1. TARRANT 54,862,000
2. ANDREWS 2,005,948 2. JOHNSON 42,955,008
3. ECTOR 1,806,627 3. PECOS 22,746,543
4. YOAKUM 1,795,051 4. PANOLA 21,346,311
5. UPTON 1,375,035 5. FREESTONE 19,387,235
6. HOCKLEY 1,290,206 6. DENTON 18,917,531
7. MIDLAND 1,226,555 7. WISE 18,753,696
8. SCURRY 1,144,825 8. ZAPATA 16,931,298
9. MARTIN 997,045 9. WEBB 15,537,662
10. PECOS 837,172 10. ROBERTSON 14,080,614