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TEXAS MONTHLY OIL AND GAS STATISTICS

05/27/2015

APRIL PERMITS TO DRILL

The Railroad Commission of Texas issued a total of 848 original drilling permits in April 2015 compared to 1,919 in April 2014. The April total included 721 permits to drill new oil and gas wells, 9 to re-enter existing well bores and 118 for re-completions. Permits issued in April 2015 included 218 oil, 51 gas, 530 oil and gas, 40 injection, zero service and nine other permits.

MARCH CRUDE OIL PRODUCTION

Texas preliminary March 2015 crude oil production averaged 2,309,237 barrels daily, up from the 2,014,480 barrels daily average of March 2014.

The preliminary Texas crude oil production figure for March 2015 is 71,586,361 barrels, up from 62,448,869 barrels reported during March 2014.

APRIL OIL AND GAS COMPLETIONS

In April 2015, operators reported 1,867 oil, 314 gas, 125 injection and one other completions compared to 1,012 oil, 92 gas, 21 injection and four other completions in April 2014.

Total well completions for 2015 year to date are 8,253 down from 11,259 recorded during the same period in 2014.

Operators reported 440 holes plugged and zero dry holes in April 2015 compared to 350 holes plugged and zero dry holes in April 2014.

MARCH NATURAL GAS PRODUCTION

Texas oil and gas wells produced 614,349,192 Mcf (thousand cubic feet) of gas based upon preliminary production figures for March 2015 up from the March 2014 preliminary gas production total of 593,191,901 Mcf. Texas preliminary March total gas production averaged 19,817,716 Mcf (thousand cubic feet) a day.

Texas production in March 2015 came from 163,097 oil wells and 90,555 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

176

222

94

(2) REFUGIO AREA

66

21

37

(3) SOUTHEAST TEXAS

39

18

6

(4) DEEP SOUTH TEXAS

29

8

28

(5) EAST CENTRAL TX

13

9

4

(6) EAST TEXAS

21

35

32

(7B) WEST CENTRAL TX

25

49

4

(7C) SAN ANGELO AREA

83

190

3

(8) MIDLAND

265

1,169

16

(8A) LUBBOCK AREA

51

55

0

(9) NORTH TEXAS

51

31

23

(10) PANHANDLE

29

60

67


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

COUNTY

CRUDE OIL (BBLS)

COUNTY

TOTAL GAS (MCF)

  1. KARNES

6,755,884

  1. WEBB

55,645,145

  1. LA SALLE

4,586,791

  1. TARRANT

53,003,565

  1. DE WITT

4,571,129

  1. PANOLA

28,092,262

  1. MCMULLEN

3,252,014

  1. DIMMIT

23,749,919

  1. GONZALES

3,072,829

  1. JOHNSON

22,919,173

  1. ANDREWS

3,045,628

  1. DE WITT

21,565,029

  1. MIDLAND

2,885,602

  1. WISE

20,814,790

      8.  MARTIN

2,883,997

    8.  KARNES

17,627,707

  1. UPTON

2,703,478

  1. DENTON

17,347,966

     10. REEVES

2,155,608

    10. LA SALLE

11,800,730


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