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TEXAS MONTHLY OIL AND GAS STATISTICS

02/26/2010

JANUARY PERMITS TO DRILL

The Commission issued a total of 1,147 original drilling permits in January 2010 compared to 1,264 in January 2009. The January total included 984 permits to drill new oil and gas wells, 32 to re-enter existing well bores, and 131 for re-completions. Permits issued in January 2010 included 252 oil, 238 gas, 614 oil and gas, 41 injection, zero service and two other permits.

DECEMBER CRUDE OIL PRODUCTION

Texas preliminary December 2009 crude oil production averaged 892,585 barrels daily, down from the 921,141 barrels daily average of December 2008.

The preliminary Texas crude oil production figure for December 2009 is 27,670,153 barrels, down from 28,555,363 barrels reported during December 2008.

JANUARY OIL AND GAS COMPLETIONS

In January 2010, operators reported 347 oil, 388 gas, 30 injection and two other completions compared to 556 oil, 881 gas, 27 injection and two other completions during January 2009.

Total well completions for 2010 year to date are 765 down from 1,466 recorded during the same period in 2009.

Operators reported 342 holes plugged and one dry hole in January 2010 compared to 347 holes plugged and six dry holes in January 2009.

DECEMBER NATURAL GAS PRODUCTION

Texas oil and gas wells produced 579,199,147 Mcf (thousand cubic feet) of gas based upon preliminary production figures for December 2009, up from the December 2008 preliminary gas production total of 571,461,748 Mcf.

Texas production in December 2009 came from 137,727 oil and 91,419 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 62 19 8
(2) REFUGIO AREA 48 2 31
(3) SOUTHEAST TEXAS 67 24 37
(4) DEEP SOUTH TEXAS 89 6 49
(5) EAST CENTRAL TX 26 0 16
(6) EAST TEXAS 87 6 52
(7B) WEST CENTRAL TX 49 29 9
(7C) SAN ANGELO AREA 110 90 2
(8) MIDLAND 267 80 19
(8A) LUBBOCK AREA 89 41 0
(9) NORTH TEXAS 198 31 99
(10) PANHANDLE 55 19 66
TABLE 2 – DECEMBER TEXAS TOP TEN OIL AND GAS PRODUCING COUNTIES RANKED BY PRELIMINARY PRODUCTION
COUNTYCRUDE OIL (BBLS)COUNTYTOTAL GAS (MCF)
1. ANDREWS 2,020,010 1. TARRANT 47,716,118
2. GAINES 2,001,479 2. JOHNSON 41,983,400
3. YOAKUM 1,897,159 3. PANOLA 22,003,850
4. ECTOR 1,622,682 4. FREESTONE 21,849,795
5. HOCKLEY 1,388,032 5. ROBERTSON 20,175,847
6. UPTON 1,249,297 6. ZAPATA 19,878,747
7. SCURRY 1,240,207 7. DENTON 18,888,191
8. MIDLAND 1,055,367 8. WISE 17,264,200
9. PECOS 979,358 9. PECOS 16,106,073
10. MARTIN 858,575 10. WEBB 15,029,242