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Texas Oil and Gas Production Statistics for February 2017

04/26/2017

AUSTIN –– Production for February 2017 as reported to the Railroad Commission of Texas (Commission) is 70,332,051 barrels of crude oil and 527,710,713 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 February 2016, was: 70,251,961 barrels of crude oil preliminarily, updated to a current figure of 82,690,053 barrels; and 580,784,700 mcf of total gas preliminarily, updated to a current figure of 667,498,671 mcf.

The Commission reports that March 2016 to February 2017, total Texas reported production was 977 million barrels of crude oil and 7.9 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 2017 crude oil production averaged 2,511,859 barrels daily, compared to the 2,422,481 barrels daily average of February 2016.

Texas preliminary February 2017 total gas production averaged 18,846,811 mcf a day, compared to the 20,027,059 mcf daily average of February 2016.

Texas production in February 2017 came from 169,008 oil wells and 89,918 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 2017 TEXAS TOP TEN CRUDE OIL PRODUCING COUNTIES RANKED BY PRELIMINARY PRODUCTION

RANK

COUNTY

CRUDE OIL (BBLS)

    1.

MIDLAND

5,761,637

    2.

KARNES

5,677,096

    3.

DEWITT

4,748,942

    4.

UPTON

3,516,460

    5.

REEVES

3,295,823

    6.

LA SALLE

3,278,013

    7.

MARTIN

3,189,946

    8.

ANDREWS

2,717,069

    9.

MCMULLEN

2,662,072

  10.

LOVING

2,390,491


TABLE 2 – FEBRUARY 2017 TEXAS TOP TEN TOTAL GAS (GAS WELL GAS & CASINGHEAD) PRODUCING COUNTIES RANKED BY PRELIMINARY PRODUCTION

RANK

COUNTY

TOTAL GAS (MCF)

    1.

TARRANT

37,096,698

    2.

WEBB

35,705,945

    3.

DEWITT

19,967,640

    4.

KARNES

19,686,230

    5.

DIMMIT

18,589,416

    6.

JOHNSON

16,240,830

    7.

WISE

15,393,365

    8.

DENTON

14,947,343

    9.

REEVES

14,867,608

  10.

PANOLA

14,711,731


TABLE 3 – FEBRUARY 2017 TEXAS TOP TEN TOTAL CONDENSATE PRODUCING COUNTIES RANKED BY PRELIMINARY PRODUCTION

RANK

COUNTY

CONDENSATE (BBLS)

    1.

DIMMIT

1,476,780

    2.

KARNES

1,188,867

    3.

CULBERSON

1,129,636

    4.

WEBB

795,350

    5.

DE WITT

753,031

    6.

REEVES

508,847

    7.

LIVE OAK

280,750

    8.

LOVING

255,508

    9.

WHEELER

190,439

  10.

LA SALLE

189,957

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