Texas Oil and Gas Production Statistics for April 2016

06/24/2016

AUSTIN –– Production for April 2016 as reported to the Railroad Commission of Texas (Commission) is 74,597,958 barrels of crude oil and 616,993,278 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 the same time period last year, April 2015, was: 69,595,733 barrels of crude oil preliminarily, updated to a current figure of 90,324,013 barrels; and 587,178,094 mcf of total gas preliminarily, updated to a current figure of 730,551,647 mcf.

The Commission reports that in the last 12 months, total Texas reported production was 1.021 billion barrels of crude oil and 8.4 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 April 2016 crude oil production averaged 2,486,599 barrels daily, compared to the 2,319,858 barrels daily average of April 2015. 

Texas preliminary April 2016 total gas production averaged 20,566,443 mcf a day, compared to the 19,572,603 mcf daily average of April 2015.

Texas production in April 2016 came from 185,299 oil wells and 93,334 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 APRIL 2016 TEXAS TOP TEN CRUDE OIL PRODUCING COUNTIES RANKED BY PRELIMINARY PRODUCTION

RANK

COUNTY

CRUDE OIL (BBLS)

    1.

KARNES

5,755,004

    2.

DEWITT

4,543,793

    3.

MIDLAND

4,344,750

    4.

LA SALLE

4,156,889

    5.

MARTIN

3,617,768

    6.

UPTON

3,466,532

    7.

ANDREWS

3,033,432

    8.

REEVES

3,001,018

    9.

MCMULLEN

2,846,471

  10.

GONZALES

2,526,764

 
TABLE 2 – APRIL 2016 TEXAS TOP TEN TOTAL GAS (GAS WELL GAS & CASINGHEAD) PRODUCING COUNTIES RANKED BY PRELIMINARY PRODUCTION

RANK

COUNTY

TOTAL GAS (MCF)

    1.

WEBB

63,394,621

    2.

TARRANT

41,948,568

    3.

PANOLA

24,483,646

    4.

DIMMIT

22,280,615

    5.

DEWITT

20,535,584

    6.

JOHNSON

19,359,780

    7.

KARNES

18,212,412

    8.

WISE

17,618,938

    9.

LA SALLE

17,236,209

  10.

DENTON

15,970,227


TABLE 3 – APRIL 2016 TEXAS TOP TEN TOTAL CONDENSATE PRODUCING COUNTIES RANKED BY PRELIMINARY PRODUCTION

RANK

COUNTY

CONDENSATE (BBLS)

    1.

DIMMIT

1,875,624

    2.

WEBB

1,312,617

    3.

KARNES

995,389

    4.

CULBERSON

841,893

    5.

DEWITT

812,942

    6.

REEVES

413,829

    7.

LIVE OAK

409,107

    8.

LA SALLE

272,063

    9.

WHEELER

257,272

  10.

LOVING

236,730

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