Texas Monthly Oil and Gas Statistics - Corrected

02/25/2015

Please see the corrected dates for total well completions.

JANUARY 
PERMITS TO DRILL

The Railroad Commission of Texas issued a total of 1,102 original drilling permits in January 2015 compared to 1,791 in January 2014. The January total included 971 permits to drill new oil and gas wells,18 to re-enter existing well bores and 113 for re-completions. Permits issued in January 2015 included 254 oil, 90 gas, 697 oil and gas, 39 injection, zero service and 22 other permits.

DECEMBER CRUDE OIL PRODUCTION

Texas preliminary December 2014 crude oil production averaged 2,292,718 barrels daily, up from the 1,797,302 barrels daily average of December 2013.

The preliminary Texas crude oil production figure for December 2014 is 71,074,245 barrels, up from 55,716,350 barrels reported during December 2013.

JANUARY OIL AND GAS COMPLETIONS

In January 2015, operators reported 1,450 oil, 344 gas, 198 injection and five other completions compared to 3,131 oil, 398 gas, 72 injection and six other completions in January 2014.

Total well completions for 2015 year to date are 1,997 down from 3,607 recorded during the same period in 2014.

Operators reported 1,104 holes plugged and zero dry holes in January 2015 compared to 750 holes plugged and zero dry holes in January 2014.

DECEMBER NATURAL GAS PRODUCTION

Texas oil and gas wells produced 627,692,206 Mcf (thousand cubic feet) of gas based upon preliminary production figures for December 2014 up from the December 2013 preliminary gas production total of 552,754,978 Mcf. Texas preliminary December total gas production averaged 20,248,136 Mcf (thousand cubic feet) a day.

Texas production in December 2014 came from 160,670 oil wells and 90,448 gas wells.

TABLE 1JANUARY 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

174

175

94

(2) REFUGIO AREA

139

87

14

(3) SOUTHEAST TEXAS

54

27

16

(4) DEEP SOUTH TEXAS

15

20

66

(5) EAST CENTRAL TX

13

26

13

(6) EAST TEXAS

44

16

38

(7B) WEST CENTRAL TX

38

51

7

(7C) SAN ANGELO AREA

82

185

5

(8) MIDLAND

385

682

11

(8A) LUBBOCK AREA

50

79

0

(9) NORTH TEXAS

64

69

52

(10) PANHANDLE

44

33

28

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

COUNTY

CRUDE OIL (BBLS)

COUNTY

TOTAL GAS (MCF)

  1. KARNES

6,513,514

  1. TARRANT

56,105,087

  1. LA SALLE

4,460,091

  1. WEBB

52,706,668

  1. DE WITT

3,832,694

  1. PANOLA

29,617,114

  1. MCMULLEN

3,400,016

  1. JOHNSON

24,710,187

  1. GONZALES

3,344,122

  1. DIMMIT

23,095,762

  1. MIDLAND

3,086,530

  1. WISE

21,265,301

  1. ANDREWS

2,993,601

  1. DENTON

18,515,316

     8.  UPTON

2,919,611

     8.  KARNES

17,918,558

  1. MARTIN

2,742,526

  1. DE WITT

17,222,165

    10. DIMMIT

2,506,078

   10. LA SALLE

14,508,109


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