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TEXAS MONTHLY OIL AND GAS STATISTICS

05/26/2011

APRIL PERMITS TO DRILL

The Commission issued a total of 2,011 original drilling permits in April 2011 compared to 1,561 in April 2010. The April total included 1,755 permits to drill new oil and gas wells, 65 to re-enter existing well bores, and 191 for re-completions. Permits issued in April 2011 included 580 oil, 221 gas, 1,115 oil and gas, 74 injection, three service and 18 other permits.

MARCH CRUDE OIL PRODUCTION

Texas preliminary March 2011 crude oil production averaged 969,007 barrels daily, up from the 927,890 barrels daily average of March 2010.

The preliminary Texas crude oil production figure for March 2011 is 30,039,224 barrels, up from 28,764,579 barrels reported during March 2010.

APRIL OIL AND GAS COMPLETIONS

In April 2011, operators reported 597 oil, 265 gas, 23 injection and zero other completions compared to 573 oil, 319 gas, 37 injection and one other completion during April 2010.

Total well completions for 2011 year to date are 3,033 down from 3,539 recorded during the same period in 2010.

Operators reported 325 holes plugged and zero dry holes in April 2011 compared to 378 holes plugged and zero dry holes in April 2010.

MARCH NATURAL GAS PRODUCTION

Texas oil and gas wells produced 564,450,477 Mcf (thousand cubic feet) of gas based upon preliminary production figures for March 2011 down from the March 2010 preliminary gas production total of 586,652,507 Mcf.

Texas production in March 2011 came from 144,924 oil wells and 92,305 gas wells.

 

TABLE 1 – APRIL TEXAS OIL AND GAS DRILLING PERMITS AND COMPLETIONS BY DISTRICT
RAILROAD COMMISSION DISTRICTPERMITS TO DRILL OIL/GAS HOLESOIL COMPLETIONSGAS COMPLETIONS
(1) SAN ANTONIO AREA 216 77 19
(2) REFUGIO AREA 101 15 35
(3) SOUTHEAST TEXAS 97 45 4
(4) DEEP SOUTH TEXAS 66 4 20
(5) EAST CENTRAL TX 42 3 32
(6) EAST TEXAS 45 4 25
(7B) WEST CENTRAL TX 139 38 2
(7C) SAN ANGELO AREA 203 57 3
(8) MIDLAND 597 155 2
5(8A) LUBBOCK AREA 135 106 1
(9) NORTH TEXAS 288 64 59
(10) PANHANDLE 82 12 19
TABLE 2 – MARCH TEXAS TOP TEN OIL AND GAS PRODUCING COUNTIES RANKED BY PRELIMINARY PRODUCTION
COUNTYCRUDE OIL (BBLS)COUNTYTOTAL GAS (MCF)
1. ANDREWS 2,177,870 1. TARRANT 59,861,900
2. GAINES 2,079,278 2. JOHNSON 42,605,314
3. ECTOR 1,951,200 3. PECOS 23,228,512
4. YOAKUM 1,805,705 4. PANOLA 21,043,114
5. UPTON 1,492,514 5. DENTON 20,950,139
6. HOCKLEY 1,343,613 6. WISE 19,543,276
7. MIDLAND 1,243,685 7. FREESTONE 18,803,380
8. SCURRY 1,223,303 8. WEBB 17,535,161
9. MARTIN 1,178,041 9. ZAPATA 15,743,488
10. PECOS 855,739 10. ROBERTSON 15,572,306