Texas Oil and Gas Production Statistics for February 2016

04/20/2016

AUSTIN –– Production for February 2016 as reported to the Railroad Commission of Texas (Commission) is 70,251,961 barrels of crude oil and 580,784,700 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, February 2015, was: 65,568,162 barrels of crude oil preliminarily, updated to a current figure of 83,398,237 barrels; and 563,837,998 Mcf of total gas preliminarily, updated to a current figure of 672,049,511 Mcf.

The Commission reports that in the last 12 months, total Texas reported production was 1.023 billion barrels of crude oil and 8.4 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 February 2016 crude oil production averaged 2,422,481 barrels daily, compared to the 2,341,720 barrels daily average of February 2015.

Texas preliminary February 2016 total gas production averaged 20,027,059 Mcf a day, compared to the 20,137,071 Mcf daily average of February 2015.

Texas production in February 2016 came from 184,117 oil wells and 89,379 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 FEBRUARY 2016 TEXAS TOP TEN CRUDE OIL PRODUCING COUNTIES RANKED BY PRELIMINARY PRODUCTION

RANK

COUNTY

CRUDE OIL (BBLS)

    1.

DEWITT

5,372,636

    2.

KARNES

5,321,466

    3.

LA SALLE

4,249,574

    4.

MIDLAND

3,505,419

    5.

MARTIN

3,175,087

    6.

UPTON

3,033,827

    7.

REEVES

2,841,166

    8.

ANDREWS

2,807,241

    9.

GONZALES

2,723,208

  10.

MCMULLEN

2,301,957


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

RANK

COUNTY

TOTAL GAS (MCF)

    1.

WEBB

53,952,227

    2.

TARRANT

41,880,837

    3.

PANOLA

25,794,153

    4.

DEWITT

22,961,257

    5.

DIMMIT

20,902,041

    6.

JOHNSON

19,184,213

    7.

WISE

17,878,070

    8.

KARNES

17,409,521

    9.

LA SALLE

16,979,631

  10.

DENTON

16,047,542


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

RANK

COUNTY

CONDENSATE (BBLS)

    1.

DIMMIT

1,768,383

    2.

WEBB

1,271,871

    3.

KARNES

990,193

    4.

DEWITT

876,275

    5.

CULBERSON

737,675

    6.

LIVE OAK

453,112

    7.

REEVES

349,528

    8.

LA SALLE

324,026

    9.

WHEELER

227,680

  10.

MCMULLEN

222,294

 

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