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Texas Monthly Oil and Gas Statistics

02/25/2011

JANUARY PERMITS TO DRILL

The Commission issued a total of 1,484 original drilling permits in January 2011 compared to 1,147 in January 2010.  The January total included 1,319 permits to drill new oil and gas wells, 33 to re-enter existing well bores, and 132 for re-completions.  Permits issued in January 2011 included 447 oil, 148 gas, 825 oil and gas, 59 injection, zero service and five other permits.

DECEMBER CRUDE OIL PRODUCTION

Texas preliminary December 2010 crude oil production averaged 942,114 barrels daily, up from the 892,585 barrels daily average of December 2009.

The preliminary Texas crude oil production figure for December 2010 is 29,205,524 barrels, up from 27,670,153 barrels reported during December 2009.

JANUARY OIL AND GAS COMPLETIONS

In January 2011, operators reported 368 oil, 286 gas, 27 injection and zero other completions compared to 347 oil, 388 gas, 30 injection and two other completions during January 2010.

Total well completions for 2011 year to date are 681 down from 765 recorded during the same period in 2010.

Operators reported 600 holes plugged and two dry holes in January 2011 compared to 342 holes plugged and one dry hole in January 2010.

DECEMBER NATURAL GAS PRODUCTION

Texas oil and gas wells produced 559,443,990 Mcf (thousand cubic feet) of gas based upon preliminary production figures for December 2010 down from the December 2009 preliminary gas production total of 579,199,147.

Texas production in December 2010 came from 136,330 oil wells and 88,804 gas wells.

 

TABLE 1 – JANUARY TEXAS OIL AND GAS DRILLING PERMITS AND COMPLETIONS BY DISTRICT
RAILROAD COMMISSION DISTRICTPERMITS TO DRILL OIL/GAS HOLESOIL COMPLETIONSGAS COMPLETIONS
(1) SAN ANTONIO AREA 148 11 4
(2) REFUGIO AREA 86 11 27
(3) SOUTHEAST TEXAS 65 7 41
(4) DEEP SOUTH TEXAS 50 8 14
(5) EAST CENTRAL TX 34 2 4
(6) EAST TEXAS 57 10 15
(7B) WEST CENTRAL TX 63 19 2
(7C) SAN ANGELO AREA 138 130 58
(8) MIDLAND 536 103 6
5(8A) LUBBOCK AREA 65 35 1
(9) NORTH TEXAS 175 20 86
(10) PANHANDLE 67 12 28
TABLE 2 – DECEMBER TEXAS TOP TEN OIL AND GAS PRODUCING COUNTIES RANKED BY PRELIMINARY PRODUCTION
COUNTYCRUDE OIL (BBLS)COUNTYTOTAL GAS (MCF)
1. ANDREWS 2,165,439 1. TARRANT 54,893,919
2. GAINES 2,063,126 2. JOHNSON 44,787,347
3. ECTOR 1,906,693 3. PECOS 23,896,099
4. YOAKUM 1,854,174 4. PANOLA 21,233,110
5. UPTON 1,459,556 5. DENTON 19,585,457
6. HOCKLEY 1,327,535 6. FREESTONE 19,548,555
7. MIDLAND 1,319,912 7. WISE 19,077,133
8. SCURRY 1,199,890 8. ZAPATA 17,332,831
9. MARTIN 1,052,488 9. WEBB 15,724,460
10. PECOS 867,144 10. ROBERTSON 14,171,286