Texas Monthly Oil and Gas Statistics
JANUARY PERMITS TO DRILL
The Commission issued a total of 1,978 original drilling permits in January 2013 compared to 1,581 in January 2012. The January total included 1,819 permits to drill new oil and gas wells, 36 to re-enter existing well bores, and123 for re-completions. Permits issued in January 2013 included 603 oil, 138 gas, 1,172 oil and gas, 57 injection, zero service and eight other permits.
DECEMBER CRUDE OIL PRODUCTION
Texas preliminary December 2012 crude oil production averaged 1,413,709 barrels daily, up from the 1,045,816 barrels daily average of December 2011.
The preliminary Texas crude oil production figure for December 2012 is 43,824,975 barrels, up from 32,420, 281 barrels reported during December 2011.
JANUARY OIL AND GAS COMPLETIONS
In January 2013, operators reported 1,114 oil, 351 gas, 50 injection and five other completions compared to 765 oil, 234 gas, 18 injection and three other completions in January 2012.
Total well completions for 2013 year to date are 1,520 up from 1,020 recorded during the same period in 2012.
Operators reported 51 holes plugged and zero dry holes in January 2013 compared to 800 holes plugged and zero dry holes in January 2012.
DECEMBER NATURAL GAS PRODUCTION
Texas oil and gas wells produced 523,343,832 Mcf (thousand cubic feet) of gas based upon preliminary production figures for December 2012 down from the December 2011 preliminary gas production total of 530,873,658 Mcf. Texas preliminary December total gas production averaged 16,882,059 Mcf (thousand cubic feet) a day.
Texas production in December 2012 came from 137,981 oil wells and 87,727 gas wells.
|RAILROAD COMMISSION DISTRICT||PERMITS TO DRILL OIL/GAS HOLES||OIL COMPLETIONS||GAS COMPLETIONS|
|(1) SAN ANTONIO AREA||311||145||9|
|(2) REFUGIO AREA||145||62||17|
|(3) SOUTHEAST TEXAS||82||54||16|
|(4) DEEP SOUTH TEXAS||62||23||33|
|(5) EAST CENTRAL TX||7||5||5|
|(6) EAST TEXAS||42||15||59|
|(7B) WEST CENTRAL TX||65||52||0|
|(7C) SAN ANGELO AREA||214||148||7|
|(8A) LUBBOCK AREA||140||72||0|
|(9) NORTH TEXAS||174||38||155|
|COUNTY||CRUDE OIL (BBLS)||COUNTY||TOTAL GAS (MCF)|
|1. KARNES||3,135,866||1. TARRANT||62,367,519|
|2. ANDREWS||2,490,744||2. JOHNSON||33,234,326|
|3. DE WITT||2,030,942||3. WEBB||20,947,545|
|4. GAINES||2,025,222||4. PANOLA||20,001,618|
|5. ECTOR||1,924,619||5. PECOS||19,793,641|
|6. LA SALLE||1,886,903||6. WISE||18,285,652|
|7. GONZALES||1,830,423||7. DENTON||17,649,838|
|8. YOAKUM||1,814,908||8. FREESTONE||14,749,941|
|9. MIDLAND||1,771,885||9. NACOGDOCHES||12,825,453|
|10. UPTON||1,757,702||10. WHEELER||11,618,750|