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Texas Monthly Oil and Gas Statistics

03/28/2012

FEBRUARY PERMITS TO DRILL

The Commission issued a total of 1,798 original drilling permits in February 2012 compared to 1,696 in February 2011. The February total included 1,658 permits to drill new oil and gas wells, 23 to re-enter existing well bores, and 117 for re-completions. Permits issued in February 2012 included 563 oil, 158 gas, 1,026 oil and gas, 28 injection, zero service and 23 other permits.

JANUARY CRUDE OIL PRODUCTION

Texas preliminary January 2012 crude oil production averaged 1,064,917 barrels daily, up from the 962,338 barrels daily average of January 2011.

The preliminary Texas crude oil production figure for January 2012 is 33,012,455 barrels, up from 29,832,480 barrels reported during January 2011.

FEBRUARY OIL AND GAS COMPLETIONS

In February 2012, operators reported 869 oil, 388 gas, 51 injection and one other completion compared to 262 oil, 289 gas, 24 injection and two other completions in February 2011.

Total well completions for 2012 year to date are 2,329 up from 1,258 recorded during the same period in 2011.

Operators reported 426 holes plugged and zero dry holes in February 2012 compared to 451 holes plugged and zero dry holes in February 2011.

JANUARY NATURAL GAS PRODUCTION

Texas oil and gas wells produced 533,503,061 Mcf (thousand cubic feet) of gas based upon preliminary production figures for January 2012 down from the January 2011 preliminary gas production total of 552,869,515 Mcf.

Texas production in January 2012 came from 139,961 oil wells and 90,670 gas wells.

 

TABLE 1 – FEBRUARY TEXAS OIL AND GAS DRILLING PERMITS AND COMPLETIONS BY DISTRICT
RAILROAD COMMISSION DISTRICTPERMITS TO DRILL OIL/GAS HOLESOIL COMPLETIONSGAS COMPLETIONS
(1) SAN ANTONIO AREA 333 77 1
(2) REFUGIO AREA 119 71 32
(3) SOUTHEAST TEXAS 58 76 28
(4) DEEP SOUTH TEXAS 46 19 33
(5) EAST CENTRAL TX 21 5 16
(6) EAST TEXAS 46 15 55
(7B) WEST CENTRAL TX 88 83 10
(7C) SAN ANGELO AREA 224 95 36
(8) MIDLAND 585 370 0
(8A) LUBBOCK AREA 72 13 0
(9) NORTH TEXAS 133 34 117
(10) PANHANDLE 73 11 60
TABLE 2 – JANUARY TEXAS TOP TEN OIL AND GAS PRODUCING COUNTIES RANKED BY PRELIMINARY PRODUCTION
COUNTYCRUDE OIL (BBLS)COUNTYTOTAL GAS (MCF)
1. ANDREWS 2,279,761 1. TARRANT 63,998,551
2. GAINES 2,128,413 2. JOHNSON 39,332,196
3. YOAKUM 1,813,541 3. WEBB 22,886,380
4. ECTOR 1,790,303 4. PECOS 21,504,999
5. MIDLAND 1,573,111 5. DENTON 19,854,693
6. UPTON 1,437,568 6. PANOLA 19,187,175
7. MARTIN 1,414,346 7. WISE 18,247,200
8. HOCKLEY 1,304,155 8. FREESTONE 16,607,495
9. SCURRY 1,192,781 9. ZAPATA 13,185,533
10. KARNES 1,136,165 10. ROBERTSON 12,677,881