TEXAS MONTHLY OIL AND GAS STATISTICS

03/30/2015

FEBRUARY PERMITS TO DRILL

The Railroad Commission of Texas issued a total of 924 original drilling permits in February 2015 compared to 1,682 in February 2014. The February total included 827 permits to drill new oil and gas wells, 7 to re-enter existing well bores and 90 for re-completions. Permits issued in February 2015 included 206 oil, 62 gas, 625 oil and gas, 20 injection, zero service and 11 other permits.

JANUARY CRUDE OIL PRODUCTION

Texas preliminary January 2015 crude oil production averaged 2,224,170 barrels daily, up from the 1,927,976 barrels daily average of January 2014.

The preliminary Texas crude oil production figure for January 2015 is 68,949,268 barrels, up from 59,767,243 barrels reported during January 2014.

FEBRUARY OIL AND GAS COMPLETIONS

In February 2015, operators reported 1,521 oil, 210 gas, 245 injection and three other completions compared to 2,768 oil, 232 gas, 131 injection and 11 other completions in February 2014.

Total well completions for 2015 year to date are 3,976 down from 6,749 recorded during the same period in 2014.

Operators reported 880 holes plugged and zero dry holes in February 2015 compared to 802 holes plugged and zero dry holes in February 2014.

JANUARY NATURAL GAS PRODUCTION

Texas oil and gas wells produced 607,631,634 Mcf (thousand cubic feet) of gas based upon preliminary production figures for January 2015 up from the January 2014 preliminary gas production total of 589,738,490 Mcf. Texas preliminary January total gas production averaged 19,601,020 Mcf (thousand cubic feet) a day.

Texas production in January 2015 came from 167,203 oil wells and 91,150 gas wells.

TABLE 1FEBRUARY TEXAS OIL AND GAS DRILLING PERMITS AND COMPLETIONS BY DISTRICT

RAILROAD COMMISSION DISTRICT

PERMITS TO DRILL OIL/GAS HOLES

OIL COMPLETIONS

GAS COMPLETIONS

(1) SAN ANTONIO AREA

198

82

65

(2) REFUGIO AREA

92

74

23

(3) SOUTHEAST TEXAS

59

35

15

(4) DEEP SOUTH TEXAS

26

7

10

(5) EAST CENTRAL TX

13

17

6

(6) EAST TEXAS

34

29

23

(7B) WEST CENTRAL TX

37

38

7

(7C) SAN ANGELO AREA

112

290

2

(8) MIDLAND

236

802

16

(8A) LUBBOCK AREA

45

70

1

(9) NORTH TEXAS

41

44

13

(10) PANHANDLE

31

33

29

TABLE 2JANUARY TEXAS TOP TEN OIL AND GAS PRODUCING COUNTIES RANKED BY PRELIMINARY PRODUCTION

COUNTY

CRUDE OIL (BBLS)

COUNTY

TOTAL GAS (MCF)

  1. KARNES

6,436,403

  1. TARRANT

53,718,125

  1. LA SALLE

4,306,894

  1. WEBB

48,698,962

  1. DE WITT

3,501,821

  1. PANOLA

29,072,758

  1. MCMULLEN

3,299,584

  1. JOHNSON

23,912,269

  1. GONZALES

3,154,068

  1. DIMMIT

22,681,571

  1. UPTON

2,705,896

  1. WISE

20,437,180

  1. ANDREWS

2,625,869

  1. DENTON

17,897,578

     8.  MIDLAND

2,469,862

     8.  DE WITT

17,631,954

  1. DIMMIT

2,365,100

  1. KARNES

17,423,909

     10. MARTIN

2,264,417

    10. LA SALLE

15,323,098

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