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TEXAS MONTHLY OIL AND GAS STATISTICS April 2011

04/26/2011

MARCH PERMITS TO DRILL

The Commission issued a total of 1,995 original drilling permits in March 2011 compared to 1,739 in March 2010. The March total included 1,731 permits to drill new oil and gas wells, 61 to re-enter existing well bores, and 203 for re-completions. Permits issued in March 2011 included 550 oil, 196 gas, 1,068 oil and gas, 94 injection, one service and 86 other permits.

FEBRUARY CRUDE OIL PRODUCTION

Texas preliminary February 2011 crude oil production averaged 882,550 barrels daily, down from the 919,196 barrels daily average of February 2010.

The preliminary Texas crude oil production figure for February 2011 is 24,711,386 barrels, down from 25,737,494 barrels reported during February 2010.

MARCH OIL AND GAS COMPLETIONS

In March 2011, operators reported 518 oil, 334 gas, 37 injection and one other completion compared to 523 oil, 369 gas, 50 injection and four other completions during March 2010.

Total well completions for 2011 year to date are 2,148 down from 2,610 recorded during the same period in 2010.

Operators reported 560 holes plugged and zero dry holes in March 2011 compared to 467 holes plugged and one dry hole in March 2010.

FEBRUARY NATURAL GAS PRODUCTION

Texas oil and gas wells produced 472,883,565 Mcf (thousand cubic feet) of gas based upon preliminary production figures for February 2011 down from the February 2010 preliminary gas production total of 525,380,023 Mcf.

Texas production in February 2011 came from 140,688 oil wells and 91,193 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 260 4 6
(2) REFUGIO AREA 88 21 20
(3) SOUTHEAST TEXAS 103 8 6
(4) DEEP SOUTH TEXAS 69 3 39
(5) EAST CENTRAL TX 24 1 20
(6) EAST TEXAS 78 1 22
(7B) WEST CENTRAL TX 89 42 8
(7C) SAN ANGELO AREA 178 31 13
(8) MIDLAND 654 323 3
5(8A) LUBBOCK AREA 100 50 0
(9) NORTH TEXAS 259 31 193
(10) PANHANDLE 93 3 4
TABLE 2 – FEBRUARY TEXAS TOP TEN OIL AND GAS PRODUCING COUNTIES RANKED BY PRELIMINARY PRODUCTION
COUNTYCRUDE OIL (BBLS)COUNTYTOTAL GAS (MCF)
1. GAINES 1,757,271 1. TARRANT 48,668,194
2. ANDREWS 1,616,229 2. JOHNSON 36,874,629
3. YOAKUM 1,609,687 3. PECOS 18,806,978
4. ECTOR 1,414,917 4. DENTON 18,193,637
5. HOCKLEY 1,217,978 5. PANOLA 18,010,381
6. UPTON 1,190,618 6. WISE 16,462,908
7. MIDLAND 1,135,166 7. FREESTONE 16,280,106
8. SCURRY 1,054,527 8. WEBB 15,591,232
9. MARTIN 957,618 9. ZAPATA 14,604,430
10. PECOS 700,495 10. ROBERTSON 13,239,392