TEXAS MONTHLY OIL AND GAS STATISTICS

04/27/2015

MARCH PERMITS TO DRILL

The Railroad Commission of Texas issued a total of 923 original drilling permits in March 2015 compared to 1,894 in March 2014. The March total included 799 permits to drill new oil and gas wells, 16 to re-enter existing well bores and 108 for re-completions. Permits issued in March 2015 included 239 oil, 75 gas, 556 oil and gas, 41 injection, three service and nine other permits.


FEBRUARY CRUDE OIL PRODUCTION

Texas preliminary February 2015 crude oil production averaged 2,341,720 barrels daily, up from the 2,002,070 barrels daily average of February 2014.

The preliminary Texas crude oil production figure for February 2015 is 65,568,162 barrels, up from 56,057,964 barrels reported during February 2014.


MARCH OIL AND GAS COMPLETIONS

In March 2015, operators reported 1,547 oil, 305 gas, 109 injection and nine other completions compared to 2,965 oil, 272 gas, 131 injection and 13 other completions in March 2014.

Total well completions for 2015 year to date are 5,946 down from 10,130 recorded during the same period in 2014.

Operators reported 551 holes plugged and zero dry holes in March 2015 compared to 743 holes plugged and zero dry holes in March 2014.


FEBRUARY NATURAL GAS PRODUCTION

Texas oil and gas wells produced 563,837,998 Mcf (thousand cubic feet) of gas based upon preliminary production figures for February 2015 up from the February 2014 preliminary gas production total of 531,035,976 Mcf. Texas preliminary February total gas production averaged 20,137,071 Mcf (thousand cubic feet) a day.

Texas production in February 2015 came from 169,426 oil wells and 89,880 gas wells.


TABLE 1
MARCH TEXAS OIL AND GAS DRILLING PERMITS AND COMPLETIONS BY DISTRICT

RAILROAD COMMISSION DISTRICT

 PERMITS TO DRILL OIL/GAS HOLES

 OIL COMPLETIONS

GAS COMPLETIONS

(1) SAN ANTONIO AREA

192

135

63

(2) REFUGIO AREA

106

19

21

(3) SOUTHEAST TEXAS

36

103

9

(4) DEEP SOUTH TEXAS

18

5

41

(5) EAST CENTRAL TX

12

6

6

(6) EAST TEXAS

31

19

25

(7B) WEST CENTRAL TX

39

78

6

(7C) SAN ANGELO AREA

54

180

1

(8) MIDLAND

304

888

28

(8A) LUBBOCK AREA

38

74

0

(9) NORTH TEXAS

58

10

51

(10) PANHANDLE

35

30

54

TABLE 2FEBRUARY TEXAS TOP TEN OIL AND GAS PRODUCING COUNTIES RANKED BY PRELIMINARY PRODUCTION

COUNTY

CRUDE OIL (BBLS)

COUNTY

TOTAL GAS (MCF)

  1. KARNES

6,312,242

  1. TARRANT

47,456,769

  1. LA SALLE

4,062,864

  1. WEBB

47,195,061

  1. DEWITT

3,174,817

  1. PANOLA

25,830,804

  1. MCMULLEN

2,811,071

  1. DIMMIT

21,321,380

  1. ANDREWS

2,749,522

  1. JOHNSON

20,999,335

  1. GONZALES

2,736,350

  1. WISE

17,396,196

  1. MIDLAND

2,666,941

  1. KARNES

16,817,865

      8.  MARTIN

2,587,741

      8.  DEWITT

15,999,531

  1. UPTON

2,575,984

  1. DENTON

14,475,541

     10. ECTOR

2,087,009

    10. LA SALLE

12,530,817

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