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TEXAS MONTHLY OIL AND GAS STATISTICS

05/27/2014

APRIL PERMITS TO DRILL

The Commission issued a total of 1,919 original drilling permits in April 2014 compared to 1,996 in April 2013. The March total included 1,742 permits to drill new oil and gas wells, 40 to re-enter existing well bores, and 137 for re-completions. Permits issued in April 2014 included 579 oil, 89 gas, 1,149 oil and gas, 76 injection, two service and 24 other permits.

MARCH CRUDE OIL PRODUCTION

Texas preliminary March 2014 crude oil production averaged 2,014,480 barrels daily, up from the 1,615,735 barrels daily average of March 2013.

The preliminary Texas crude oil production figure for March 2014 is 62,448,869 barrels, up from 50,087,788 barrels reported during March 2013.

APRIL OIL AND GAS COMPLETIONS

In April 2014, operators reported 1,012 oil, 92 gas, 21 injection and four other completions compared to 1,894 oil, 505 gas, 88 injection and seven other completions in April 2013.

Total well completions for 2014 year to date are 11,259 up from 7,449 recorded during the same period in 2013.

Operators reported 350 holes plugged and zero dry holes in April 2014 compared to 69 holes plugged and zero dry holes in April 2013.

MARCH NATURAL GAS PRODUCTION

Texas oil and gas wells produced 593,191,901 Mcf (thousand cubic feet) of gas based upon preliminary production figures for March 2014 up from the March 2013 preliminary gas production total of 570,315,687 Mcf. Texas preliminary March total gas production averaged 19,135,223 Mcf (thousand cubic feet) a day.

Texas production in March 2014 came from 165,182 oil wells and 90,883 gas wells.

 

TABLE 1APRIL 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

 

300

80

28

(2) REFUGIO AREA

 

149

55

17

(3) SOUTHEAST TEXAS

 

117

5

4

(4) DEEP SOUTH TEXAS

 

36

0

0

(5) EAST CENTRAL TX

 

20

5

8

(6) EAST TEXAS

 

41

19

3

(7B) WEST CENTRAL TX

 

81

29

0

(7C) SAN ANGELO AREA

 

210

101

1

(8) MIDLAND

 

578

568

5

(8A) LUBBOCK AREA

 

148

76

0

(9) NORTH TEXAS

 

165

46

10

(10) PANHANDLE

 

74

28

16

 

TABLE 2MARCH TEXAS TOP TEN OIL AND GAS PRODUCING COUNTIES

RANKED BY PRELIMINARY PRODUCTION

COUNTY

 

CRUDE OIL (BBLS)

COUNTY

TOTAL GAS (MCF)

1. KARNES

 

5,436,082

1.   TARRANT

58,112,366

2. LA SALLE

 

4,447,030

2. WEBB

32,534,028

3. GONZALES

 

3,623,800

3.   JOHNSON

29,053,018

4. MCMULLEN

 

2,902,371

4.   PANOLA

23,130,691

5. ANDREWS

2,879,809

5. WISE

20,278,843

6. ECTOR

 

2,307,138

6. DENTON

17,161,155

7. MARTIN

 

2,247,359

7. LA SALLE

16,503,122

8. UPTON

 

2,213,441

8.   DIMMIT

16,312,333

9. DIMMIT

 

2,181,602

9.   KARNES

15,655,995

10. MIDLAND

 

2,119,847

10. WHEELER

14,647,631