TEXAS MONTHLY OIL AND GAS STATISTICS

01/29/2015

DECEMBER PERMITS TO DRILL

The Railroad Commission of Texas issued a total of 1,506 original drilling permits in December 2014 compared to 1,619 in December 2013. The December total included 1,354 permits to drill new oil and gas wells, 22 to re-enter existing well bores and 130 for re-completions. Permits issued in December 2014 included 425 oil, 92 gas, 922 oil and gas, 50 injection, four service and 13 other permits.


NOVEMBER CRUDE OIL PRODUCTION

Texas preliminary November 2014 crude oil production averaged 2,255,356 barrels daily, up from the 1,815,244 barrels daily average of November 2013.

The preliminary Texas crude oil production figure for November 2014 is 67,660,682 barrels, up from 54,457,319 barrels reported during November 2013.


DECEMBER OIL AND GAS COMPLETIONS

In December 2014, operators reported 1,559 oil, 353 gas, 45 injection and two other completions compared to 1,348 oil, 156 gas, 107 injection and zero other completions in December 2013.

Total well completions for 2014 year to date are 29,554 up from 24,922 recorded during the same period in 2013.

Operators reported 1,215 holes plugged and zero dry holes in December 2014 compared to 447 holes plugged and zero dry holes in December 2013.


NOVEMBER NATURAL GAS PRODUCTION

Texas oil and gas wells produced 600,389,620 Mcf (thousand cubic feet) of gas based upon preliminary production figures for November 2014 up from the November 2013 preliminary gas production total of 561,055,502 Mcf. Texas preliminary November total gas production averaged 20,012,987 Mcf (thousand cubic feet) a day.

Texas production in November 2014 came from 160,687 oil wells and 93,043 gas wells.


TABLE 1
DECEMBER 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

247

207

69

(2) REFUGIO AREA

148

63

28

(3) SOUTHEAST TEXAS

90

77

13

(4) DEEP SOUTH TEXAS

33

6

37

(5) EAST CENTRAL TX

13

13

2

(6) EAST TEXAS

61

9

43

(7B) WEST CENTRAL TX

34

40

2

(7C) SAN ANGELO AREA

125

122

1

(8) MIDLAND

485

820

19

(8A) LUBBOCK AREA

88

86

0

(9) NORTH TEXAS

121

81

114

(10) PANHANDLE

61

35

25

TABLE 2NOVEMBER TEXAS TOP TEN OIL AND GAS PRODUCING COUNTIES RANKED BY PRELIMINARY PRODUCTION

COUNTY

CRUDE OIL (BBLS)

COUNTY

TOTAL GAS (MCF)

  1. KARNES

6,203,766

  1. TARRANT

52,541,330

  1. LA SALLE

4,356,101

  1. WEBB

46,133,110

  1. DEWITT

3,725,324

  1. PANOLA

28,840,536

  1. ANDREWS

2,957,464

  1. JOHNSON

24,465,629

  1. GONZALES

2,869,949

  1. WISE

20,604,928

  1. MCMULLEN

2,865,076

  1. DIMMIT

20,194,317

  1. UPTON

2,809,104

  1. DENTON

17,733,932

     8.  MIDLAND

2,681,003

     8.  DEWITT

17,334,810

  1. MARTIN

2,619,628

  1. KARNES

16,494,125

   10. DIMMIT

2,379,791

    10. WHEELER

14,137,482

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