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Texas Monthly Oil and Gas Statistics

04/25/2014

MARCH PERMITS TO DRILL

The Commission issued a total of 1,894 original drilling permits in March 2014 compared to 2,053 in March 2013. The March total included 1,691 permits to drill new oil and gas wells, 52 to re-enter existing well bores, and 151 for re-completions. Permits issued in March 2014 included 521 oil, 137 gas, 1,150 oil and gas, 71 injection, one service and 14 other permits.

FEBRUARY CRUDE OIL PRODUCTION

Texas preliminary February 2014 crude oil production averaged 2,002,070 barrels daily, up from the 1,560,453 barrels daily average of February 2013.

The preliminary Texas crude oil production figure for February 2014 is 56,057,964 barrels, up from 43,692,693 barrels reported during February 2013.

MARCH OIL AND GAS COMPLETIONS

In March 2014, operators reported 2,965 oil, 272 gas, 131 injection and 13 other completions compared to 1,391 oil, 574 gas, 61 injection and four other completions in March 2013.

Total well completions for 2014 year to date are 10,130 up from 4,955 recorded during the same period in 2013.

Operators reported 743 holes plugged and zero dry holes in March 2014 compared to 121 holes plugged and zero dry holes in March 2013.

FEBRUARY NATURAL GAS PRODUCTION

Texas oil and gas wells produced 531,035,976 Mcf (thousand cubic feet) of gas based upon preliminary production figures for February 2014 up from the February 2013 preliminary gas production total of 504,384,248 Mcf. Texas preliminary February total gas production averaged 18,965,571 Mcf (thousand cubic feet) a day.

Texas production in February 2014 came from 159,984 oil wells and 86,461 gas wells.

TABLE 1 – MARCH TEXAS OIL AND GAS DRILLING PERMITS AND COMPLETIONS BY DISTRICT
RAILROAD COMMISSION DISTRICTPERMITS TO DRILL OIL/GAS HOLESOIL COMPLETIONSGAS COMPLETIONS
(1) SAN ANTONIO AREA 329 288 131
(2) REFUGIO AREA 151 88 46
(3) SOUTHEAST TEXAS 132 94 20
(4) DEEP SOUTH TEXAS 74 6 10
(5) EAST CENTRAL TX 25 2 2
(6) EAST TEXAS 59 10 16
(7B) WEST CENTRAL TX 49 59 1
(7C) SAN ANGELO AREA 145 343 0
(8) MIDLAND 566 1,887 19
(8A) LUBBOCK AREA 113 61 0
(9) NORTH TEXAS 181 66 18
(10) PANHANDLE 70 61 9
TABLE 2 – FEBRUARY TEXAS TOP TEN OIL AND GAS PRODUCING COUNTIES RANKED BY PRELIMINARY PRODUCTION
COUNTYCRUDE OIL (BBLS)COUNTYTOTAL GAS (MCF)
1. KARNES 4,888,763 1. TARRANT 52,600,409
2. LA SALLE 4,047,124 2. WEBB 29,907,751
3. GONZALES 3,572,646 3. JOHNSON 26,259,050
4. DE WITT 2,834,354 4. PANOLA 21,124,623
5. MCMULLEN 2,499,081 5. WISE 18,184,160
6. ANDREWS 2,493,085 6. DE WITT 16,678,995
7. UPTON 1,990,290 7. DENTON 15,595,149
8. ECTOR 1,987,559 8. DIMMIT 14,902,264
9. MARTIN 1,968,144 9. KARNES 14,339,510
10. MIDLAND 1,922,962 10. WHEELER 13,811,838