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Texas Oil and Gas Production Statistics for March 2017

05/24/2017

AUSTIN –– Production for March 2017 as reported to the Railroad Commission of Texas (Commission) is 77,262,815 barrels of crude oil and 608,006,175 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 March 2016, was: 77,702,710 barrels of crude oil preliminarily, updated to a current figure of 87,212,078 barrels; and 638,377,189 mcf of total gas preliminarily, updated to a current figure of 710,704,805 mcf.

The Commission reports that from April 2016 to March 2017, total Texas reported production was 980 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 March 2017 crude oil production averaged 2,492,349 barrels daily, compared to the 2,506,539 barrels daily average of March 2016.

Texas preliminary March 2017 total gas production averaged 19,613,102 mcf a day, compared to the 20,592,813 mcf daily average of March 2016.

Texas production in March 2017 came from 177,719 oil wells and 90,804 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
MARCH 2017 TEXAS TOP TEN CRUDE OIL PRODUCING COUNTIES RANKED BY PRELIMINARY PRODUCTION

RANK

COUNTY

CRUDE OIL (BBLS)

    1.

KARNES

6,969,260

    2.

MIDLAND

6,088,539

    3.

DEWITT

4,936,573

    4.

LA SALLE

3,995,860

    5.

UPTON

3,955,932

    6.

REEVES

3,527,551

    7.

MARTIN

3,313,027

    8.

ANDREWS

2,911,006

    9.

MCMULLEN

2,662,288

  10.

REAGAN

2,633,711


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

RANK

COUNTY

TOTAL GAS (MCF)

    1.

WEBB

60,251,243

    2.

TARRANT

37,693,725

    3.

PANOLA

22,481,229

    4.

KARNES

22,007,696

    5.

DIMMIT

21,507,286

    6.

DEWITT

20,811,465

    7.

JOHNSON

17,866,178

    8.

REEVES

16,574,653

    9.

WISE

16,537,880

  10.

LA SALLE

16,422,743

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

RANK

COUNTY

CONDENSATE (BBLS)

    1.

DIMMIT

1,614,405

    2.

CULBERSON

1,208,341

    3.

KARNES

1,171,370

    4.

WEBB

1,002,594

    5.

DEWITT

842,857

    6.

REEVES

595,997

    7.

LOVING

295,893

    8.

LIVE OAK

287,598

    9.

LA SALLE

228,916

  10.

WHEELER

217,047


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