RRC Holiday Closure

In observance of the Memorial Day holiday, the Railroad Commission of Texas will be closed on Monday, May 29. The agency will reopen for business on Tuesday, May 30.

TEXAS MONTHLY OIL AND GAS STATISTICS

03/29/2011

FEBRUARY PERMITS TO DRILL

The Commission issued a total of 1,696 original drilling permits in February 2011 compared to 1,403 in February 2010.  The February total included 1,506 permits to drill new oil and gas wells, 48 to re-enter existing well bores, and 142 for re-completions.  Permits issued in February 2011 included 478 oil, 205 gas, 930 oil and gas, 54 injection, zero service and 29 other permits.

JANUARY CRUDE OIL PRODUCTION

Texas preliminary January 2010 crude oil production averaged 962,338 barrels daily, up from the 900,505 barrels daily average of January 2010.

The preliminary Texas crude oil production figure for January 2010 is 29,832,480 barrels, up from 27,915,665 barrels reported during January 2010.

FEBRUARY OIL AND GAS COMPLETIONS

In February 2011, operators reported 262 oil, 289 gas, 24 injection and two other completions compared to 410 oil, 435 gas, 54 injection and two other completions during February 2010.

Total well completions for 2011 year to date are 1,258 down from 1,664 recorded during the same period in 2010.

JANUARY NATURAL GAS PRODUCTION

Texas oil and gas wells produced 552,869,515 Mcf (thousand cubic feet) of gas based upon preliminary production figures for January 2011 down from the January 2010 preliminary gas production total of 581,137,329 Mcf.

Texas production in January 2011 came from 145,857 oil wells and 93,689 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 230 26 10
(2) REFUGIO AREA 82 12 14
(3) SOUTHEAST TEXAS 79 9 16
(4) DEEP SOUTH TEXAS 56 1 27
(5) EAST CENTRAL TX 26 0 19
(6) EAST TEXAS 79 2 24
(7B) WEST CENTRAL TX 76 44 4
(7C) SAN ANGELO AREA 159 27 12
(8) MIDLAND 506 93 2
5(8A) LUBBOCK AREA 94 23 0
(9) NORTH TEXAS 240 24 144
(10) PANHANDLE 69 1 17
TABLE 2 – JANUARY TEXAS TOP TEN OIL AND GAS PRODUCING COUNTIES RANKED BY PRELIMINARY PRODUCTION
COUNTYCRUDE OIL (BBLS)COUNTYTOTAL GAS (MCF)
1. ANDREWS 2,192,370 1. TARRANT 58,400,211
2. GAINES 2,051,453 2. JOHNSON 43,792,960
3. ECTOR 1,904,688 3. PECOS 23,625,233
4. YOAKUM 1,836,483 4. PANOLA 20,715,875
5. UPTON 1,441,083 5. DENTON 20,191,203
6. HOCKLEY 1,364,387 6. FREESTONE 18,992,879
7. MIDLAND 1,352,994 7. WISE 18,126,809
8. SCURRY 1,198,926 8. WEBB 16,814,601
9. MARTIN 1,072,286 9. ZAPATA 16,770,254
10. PECOS 848,424 10. ROBERTSON 14,993,756