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TEXAS MONTHLY OIL AND GAS STATISTICS

04/27/2010

MARCH PERMITS TO DRILL

The Commission issued a total of 1,739 original drilling permits in March 2010 compared to 1,033 in March 2009.  The March total included 1,432 permits to drill new oil and gas wells, 111 to re-enter existing well bores, and 196 for re-completions.  Permits issued in March 2010 included 407 oil, 310 gas, 902 oil and gas, 105 injection, zero service and 15 other permits.

FEBRUARY CRUDE OIL PRODUCTION

Texas preliminary February 2010 crude oil production averaged 919,196 barrels daily, up from the 910,769 barrels daily average of February 2009.

The preliminary Texas crude oil production figure for February 2010 is 25,737,494 barrels, up from 25,501,527 barrels reported during February 2009.

MARCH OIL AND GAS COMPLETIONS

In March 2010, operators reported 523 oil, 369 gas, 50 injection and four other completions compared to 683 oil, 1,176 gas, 203 injection and six other completions during March 2009.

Total well completions for 2010 year to date are 2610 down from 5,252 recorded during the same period in 2009.

Operators reported 467 holes plugged and one dry hole in March 2010 compared to 395 holes plugged and one dry hole in March 2009.

FEBRUARY NATURAL GAS PRODUCTION

Texas oil and gas wells produced 525,380,023 Mcf (thousand cubic feet) of gas based upon preliminary production figures for February 2010, up from the February 2009 preliminary gas production total of 510,536,175 Mcf.

Texas production in February 2010 came from 142,556 oil and 92,215 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 101 16 6
(2) REFUGIO AREA 65 32 38
(3) SOUTHEAST TEXAS 89 35 11
(4) DEEP SOUTH TEXAS 85 8 40
(5) EAST CENTRAL TX 65 4 16
(6) EAST TEXAS 105 13 71
(7B) WEST CENTRAL TX 93 23 3
(7C) SAN ANGELO AREA 188 89 47
(8) MIDLAND 447 208 27
(8A) LUBBOCK AREA 124 46 1
(9) NORTH TEXAS 297 39 84
(10) PANHANDLE 80 10 25
TABLE 2 – JANUARY TEXAS TOP TEN OIL AND GAS PRODUCING COUNTIES RANKED BY PRELIMINARY PRODUCTION
COUNTYCRUDE OIL (BBLS)COUNTYTOTAL GAS (MCF)
1. GAINES 1,837,427 1. TARRANT 43,524,817
2. ANDREWS 1,815,257 2. JOHNSON 37,864,235
3. YOAKUM 1,746,613 3. PECOS 23,902,196
4. ECTOR 1,520,940 4. PANOLA 20,580,029
5. HOCKLEY 1,240,969 5. ROBERTSON 19,718,353
6. UPTON 1,164,506 6. FREESTONE 19,279,129
7. SCURRY 1,144,284 7. ZAPATA 17,896,115
8. MIDLAND 1,070,075 8. DENTON 17,177,940
9. PECOS 865,982 9. WISE 16,643,255
10. MARTIN 793,377 10. WEBB 14,043,312