Texas Oil and Gas Production Statistics for April 2018

06/29/2018

AUSTIN –– Production for April 2018 as reported to the Railroad Commission of Texas (Commission) is 83,157,720 barrels of crude oil and 548,754,930 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 April 2017, was: 78,389,597 barrels of crude oil preliminarily, updated to a current figure of 87,219,115 barrels; and 605,379,703 mcf of total gas preliminarily, updated to a current figure of 648,561,000 mcf.

The Commission reports that from May 2017 to April 2018, total Texas reported production was 1.104 billion barrels of crude oil and 7.873 billion 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 2018 crude oil production averaged 2,771,924 barrels daily, compared to the 2,612,987 barrels daily average of April 2017.

Texas preliminary April 2018 total gas production averaged 18,291,831 mcf a day, compared to the 20,179,323 mcf daily average of April 2017.

Texas production in April 2018 came from 180,834 oil wells and 91,197 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 2018 TEXAS TOP TEN CRUDE OIL PRODUCING COUNTIES RANKED BY PRELIMINARY PRODUCTION

RANK

COUNTY

CRUDE OIL (BBLS)

    1.

MIDLAND

9,270,982

    2.

KARNES

6,029,673

    3.

LOVING

5,508,413

    4.

REEVES

5,254,439

    5.

MARTIN

4,495,527

    6.

UPTON

4,259,404

    7.

LA SALLE

3,657,944

    8.

ANDREWS

3,156,312

    9.

HOWARD

2,878,078

  10.

DE WITT

2,636,021


TABLE 2 – APRIL 2018 TEXAS TOP TEN TOTAL GAS (GAS WELL GAS & CASINGHEAD) PRODUCING COUNTIES RANKED BY PRELIMINARY PRODUCTION

RANK

COUNTY

TOTAL GAS (MCF)

    1.

WEBB

35,923,328

    2.

TARRANT

33,063,574

    3.

REEVES

30,321,071

    4.

LOVING

21,828,271

    5.

MIDLAND

21,394,974

    6.

KARNES

18,503,262

    7.

CULBERSON

16,618,390

    8.

JOHNSON

15,910,674

    9.

DE WITT

15,864,759

  10.

PANOLA

15,742,994

 

TABLE 3 – APRIL 2018 TEXAS TOP TEN TOTAL CONDENSATE PRODUCING COUNTIES RANKED BY PRELIMINARY PRODUCTION

RANK

COUNTY

CONDENSATE (BBLS)

    1.

REEVES

1,675,455

    2.

CULBERSON

1,367,509

    3.

LOVING

1,335,264

    4.

DE WITT

1,010,503

    5.

KARNES

789,372

    6.

WEBB

629,858

    7.

DIMMIT

315,447

    8.

LIVE OAK

266,209

    9.

WHEELER

192,683

  10.

LA SALLE

184,944

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