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Texas Oil and Gas Production Statistics for January 2018

03/29/2018

AUSTIN –– Production for January 2018 as reported to the Railroad Commission of Texas (Commission) is 80,575,060 barrels of crude oil and 573,930,369 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 January 2017, was: 75,331,644 barrels of crude oil preliminarily, updated to a current figure of 86,871,474 barrels; and 608,396,818 mcf of total gas preliminarily, updated to a current figure of 650,820,774 mcf.

The Commission reports that from February 2017 to January 2018, total Texas reported production was 1.045 billion barrels of crude oil and 7.7 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 2018 crude oil production averaged 2,599,195 barrels daily, compared to the 2,430,053 barrels daily average of January 2017. 

Texas preliminary January 2018 total gas production averaged 18,513,883 mcf a day, compared to the 19,625,704 mcf daily average of January 2017.

Texas production in January 2018 came from 180,363 oil wells and 91,358 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 2018 TEXAS TOP TEN CRUDE OIL PRODUCING COUNTIES RANKED BY PRELIMINARY PRODUCTION

RANK

COUNTY

CRUDE OIL (BBLS)

    1.

MIDLAND

8,152,368

    2.

KARNES

5,330,296

    3.

REEVES

4,916,115

    4.

LOVING

4,323,909

    5.

UPTON

4,274,549

    6.

MARTIN

4,236,123

    7.

LA SALLE

3,758,504

    8.

REAGAN

3,133,130

    9.

ANDREWS

3,122,609

  10.

DE WITT

3,059,438

 

TABLE 2 – JANUARY 2018 TEXAS TOP TEN TOTAL GAS (GAS WELL GAS & CASINGHEAD) PRODUCING COUNTIES RANKED BY PRELIMINARY PRODUCTION

RANK

COUNTY

TOTAL GAS (MCF)

    1.

WEBB

58,851,324

    2.

TARRANT

33,594,758

    3.

REEVES

24,984,346

    4.

MIDLAND

19,559,472

    5.

PANOLA

18,384,232

    6.

KARNES

17,440,589

    7.

JOHNSON

16,702,891

    8.

LA SALLE

16,089,803

    9.

LOVING

16,032,273

  10.

DE WITT

15,797,713


TABLE 3 – JANUARY 2018 TEXAS TOP TEN TOTAL CONDENSATE PRODUCING COUNTIES RANKED BY PRELIMINARY PRODUCTION

RANK

COUNTY

CONDENSATE (BBLS)

    1.

REEVES

1,202,981

    2.

CULBERSON

1,119,433

    3.

DE WITT

1,002,684

    4.

WEBB

953,635

    5.

KARNES

871,494

    6.

LOVING

633,243

    7.

DIMMIT

436,605

    8.

LIVE OAK

340,317

    9.

LA SALLE

243,810

  10.

WHEELER

181,239

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