Texas Monthly Oil and Gas Statistics

01/30/2012

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.

 

 

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 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
(8) MIDLAND 536 354 5
(8A) LUBBOCK AREA 76 36 0
(9) NORTH TEXAS 198 27 67
(10) PANHANDLE 86 5 7
TABLE 2 – NOVEMBER TEXAS TOP TEN OIL AND GAS PRODUCING COUNTIES RANKED BY PRELIMINARY PRODUCTION
COUNTYCRUDE OIL (BBLS)COUNTYTOTAL 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