Texas Monthly Oil and Gas Statistics
DECEMBER PERMITS TO DRILL
The Commission issued a total of 1,630 original drilling permits in December 2011 compared to 1,664 in December 2010. The December total included 1,480 permits to drill new oil and gas wells, 35 to re-enter existing well bores, and 115 for re-completions. Permits issued in December 2011 included 479 oil, 186 gas, 902 oil and gas, 48 injection, two service and 13 other permits.
NOVEMBER CRUDE OIL PRODUCTION
Texas preliminary November 2011 crude oil production averaged 996,694 barrels daily, up from the 942,446 barrels daily average of November 2010.
The preliminary Texas crude oil production figure for November 2011 is 29,900,821 barrels, up from 28,273,369 barrels reported during November 2010.
DECEMBER OIL AND GAS COMPLETIONS
In December 2011, operators reported 608 oil, 211 gas, 45 injection and two other completions compared to 284 oil, 306 gas, 25 injection and zero other completions in December 2010.
Total well completions for 2011 year to date are 8,790 down from 9,939 recorded during the same period in 2010.
Operators reported 727 holes plugged and zero dry holes in December 2011 compared to 490 holes plugged and zero dry holes in December 2010.
NOVEMBER NATURAL GAS PRODUCTION
Texas oil and gas wells produced 515,163,552 Mcf (thousand cubic feet) of gas based upon preliminary production figures for November 2011 down from the November 2010 preliminary gas production total of 541,770,485 Mcf.
Texas production in November 2011 came from 140,246 oil wells and 90,591 gas wells.
|RAILROAD COMMISSION DISTRICT||PERMITS TO DRILL OIL/GAS HOLES||OIL COMPLETIONS||GAS COMPLETIONS|
|(1) SAN ANTONIO AREA||197||68||4|
|(2) REFUGIO AREA||116||47||4|
|(3) SOUTHEAST TEXAS||51||31||16|
|(4) DEEP SOUTH TEXAS||47||1||32|
|(5) EAST CENTRAL TX||31||3||25|
|(6) EAST TEXAS||54||4||34|
|(7B) WEST CENTRAL TX||86||12||6|
|(7C) SAN ANGELO AREA||152||20||11|
|(8A) LUBBOCK AREA||76||36||0|
|(9) NORTH TEXAS||198||27||67|
|COUNTY||CRUDE OIL (BBLS)||COUNTY||TOTAL GAS (MCF)|
|1. ANDREWS||2,352,751||1. TARRANT||62,160,841|
|2. GAINES||1,890,516||2. JOHNSON||37,413,150|
|3. ECTOR||1,754,140||3. PECOS||21,992,261|
|4. UPTON||1,569,164||4. WEBB||21,099,237|
|5. MIDLAND||1,518,633||5. DENTON||19,190,574|
|6. MARTIN||1,319,674||6. PANOLA||18,196,570|
|7. HOCKLEY||1,268,013||7. WISE||18,170,540|
|8. YOAKUM||1,193,749||8. FREESTONE||17,208,951|
|9. SCURRY||1,175,844||9. ZAPATA||13,246,747|
|10. WARD||816,224||10. ROBERTSON||12,675,630|