Texas Oil and Gas Production Statistics for January 2016

03/29/2016

AUSTIN –– Production for January 2016 as reported to the Railroad Commission of Texas (Commission) is 76,063,179 barrels of crude oil and 612,602,068 Mcf (thousand cubic feet) of total gas from oil and gas wells. These preliminary figures are based on production volumes reported by operators and will be updated as late and corrected production reports are received.  Production reported to the Commission for the same time period last year, January 2015, was: 68,949,268 barrels of crude oil preliminarily, updated to a current figure of 88,816,120 barrels; and 607,631,634 Mcf of total gas preliminarily, updated to a current figure of 733,123,911 Mcf.

The Commission reports that in the last 12 months, total Texas reported production was 1.014 billion barrels of crude oil and 8.3 trillion cubic feet of total gas.  Crude oil production reported by the Commission is limited to oil produced from oil leases and does not include condensate, which is reported separately by the Commission.

Texas preliminary January 2016 crude oil production averaged 2,453,651 barrels daily, compared to the 2,224,170 barrels daily average of January 2015.

Texas preliminary January 2016 total gas production averaged 19,761,357 Mcf a day, compared to the 19,601,020 Mcf daily average of January 2015.

Texas production in January 2016 came from 182,212 oil wells and 89,559 gas wells.

For additional oil and gas production statistics, visit the Commission’s website at http://www.rrc.texas.gov/oil-gas/research-and-statistics/production-data/texas-monthly-oil-gas-production/.


TABLE 1
 JANUARY 2016 TEXAS TOP TEN OIL CRUDE OIL PRODUCING COUNTIES RANKED BY PRELIMINARY PRODUCTION

RANK

COUNTY

CRUDE OIL (BBLS)

    1.

KARNES

6,268,292

    2.

LA SALLE

4,692,548

    3.

MIDLAND

4,302,305

    4.

DEWITT

4,006,611

    5.

MARTIN

3,300,722

    6.

UPTON

3,240,671

    7.

GONZALES

3,128,463

    8.

MCMULLEN

3,088,081

    9.

REEVES

2,950,553

  10.

ANDREWS

2,930,913


TABLE 2 – JANUARY 2016 TEXAS TOP TEN TOTAL GAS (GAS WELL GAS & CASINGHEAD) PRODUCING COUNTIES RANKED BY PRELIMINARY PRODUCTION

RANK

COUNTY

TOTAL GAS (MCF)

    1.

WEBB

58,883,030

    2.

TARRANT

44,559,867

    3.

PANOLA

26,574,219

    4.

DIMMIT

23,006,630

    5.

JOHNSON

20,546,741

    6.

WISE

18,806,159

    7.

DEWITT

18,304,013

    8.

DENTON

17,140,250

    9.

KARNES

16,890,901

  10.

LA SALLE

14,528,837


TABLE 3 – JANUARY 2016 TEXAS TOP TEN TOTAL CONDENSATE PRODUCING COUNTIES RANKED BY PRELIMINARY PRODUCTION

RANK

COUNTY

CONDENSATE (BBLS)

    1.

DIMMIT

1,977,483

    2.

WEBB

1,427,916

    3.

KARNES

928,481

    4.

DEWITT

922,295

    5.

CULBERSON

729,815

    6.

LIVE OAK

503,221

    7.

REEVES

452,483

    8.

WHEELER

275,086

    9.

LA SALLE

228,701

  10.

LOVING

215,169

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