TEXAS MONTHLY OIL AND GAS STATISTICS

06/25/2015

MAY PERMITS TO DRILL

The Railroad Commission of Texas issued a total of 916 original drilling permits in May 2015 compared to 2,389 in May 2014. The May total included 778 permits to drill new oil and gas wells, 17 to re-enter existing well bores and 121 for re-completions. Permits issued in May 2015 included 222 oil, 55 gas, 583 oil and gas, 34 injection, one service and 21 other permits.

APRIL CRUDE OIL PRODUCTION

Texas preliminary April 2015 crude oil production averaged 2,319,858 barrels daily, up from the 2,043,461 barrels daily average of April 2014.

The preliminary Texas crude oil production figure for April 2015 is 69,595,733 barrels, up from 61,303,820 barrels reported during April 2014.

MAY OIL AND GAS COMPLETIONS

In May 2015, operators reported 1,299 oil, 201 gas, 72 injection and seven other completions compared to 2,057 oil, 323 gas, 78 injection and 12 other completions in May 2014.

Total well completions for 2015 year to date are 9,832 down from 13,729 recorded during the same period in 2014.

Operators reported 413 holes plugged and zero dry holes in May 2015 compared to 359 holes plugged and zero dry holes in May 2014.

APRIL NATURAL GAS PRODUCTION

Texas oil and gas wells produced 587,178,094 Mcf (thousand cubic feet) of gas based upon preliminary production figures for April 2015 up from the April 2014 preliminary gas production total of 562,820,900 Mcf. Texas preliminary April total gas production averaged 19,572,603 Mcf (thousand cubic feet) a day.

Texas production in April 2015 came from 164,316 oil wells and 90,345 gas wells.

 

TABLE 1MAY 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

143

237

60

(2) REFUGIO AREA

111

22

25

(3) SOUTHEAST TEXAS

35

32

10

(4) DEEP SOUTH TEXAS

17

19

0

(5) EAST CENTRAL TX

8

9

0

(6) EAST TEXAS

28

31

18

(7B) WEST CENTRAL TX

50

30

0

(7C) SAN ANGELO AREA

105

87

1

(8) MIDLAND

286

721

11

(8A) LUBBOCK AREA

53

58

1

(9) NORTH TEXAS

49

42

26

(10) PANHANDLE

31

11

49

 

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

COUNTY

CRUDE OIL (BBLS)

COUNTY

TOTAL GAS (MCF)

  1. KARNES

6,503,269

  1. TARRANT

51,419,322

  1. LA SALLE

4,481,444

  1. WEBB

38,197,293

  1. DEWITT

4,290,323

  1. PANOLA

27,728,352

  1. MCMULLEN

3,143,357

  1. JOHNSON

22,925,202

  1. ANDREWS

2,969,079

  1. DIMMIT

21,204,797

  1. UPTON

2,919,211

  1. DEWITT

20,583,763

  1. MARTIN

2,875,795

  1. WISE

19,326,884

     8.  GONZALES

2,874,191

     8.  KARNES

17,812,933

  1. MIDLAND

2,719,874

  1. DENTON

16,876,437

     10. REEVES

2,223,136

    10. LA SALLE

13,245,869

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