Texas Oil and Gas Production Statistics for May 2017

07/21/2017

AUSTIN –– Production for May 2017 as reported to the Railroad Commission of Texas (Commission) is 76,381,908 barrels of crude oil and 560,452,280 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 May 2016, was: 73,131,246 barrels of crude oil preliminarily, updated to a current figure of 84,500,034 barrels; and 600,746,804 mcf of total gas preliminarily, updated to a current figure of 702,548,969 mcf.

The Commission reports that from June 2016 to May 2017, total Texas reported production was 988 million barrels of crude oil and 7.7 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 May 2017 crude oil production averaged 2,463,933 barrels daily, compared to the 2,359,072 barrels daily average of May 2016.

Texas preliminary May 2017 total gas production averaged 18,079,106 mcf a day, compared to the 19,378,929 mcf daily average of May 2016.

Texas production in May 2017 came from 179,857 oil wells and 93,397 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 – MAY 2017 TEXAS TOP TEN CRUDE OIL PRODUCING COUNTIES RANKED BY PRELIMINARY PRODUCTION

RANK

COUNTY

CRUDE OIL (BBLS)

    1.

MIDLAND

6,519,028

    2.

KARNES

6,198,387

    3.

LA SALLE

4,122,025

    4.

DEWITT

3,917,136

    5.

MARTIN

3,715,258

    6.

REEVES

3,660,625

    7.

UPTON

3,597,274

    8.

ANDREWS

3,020,542

    9.

GONZALES

2,714,094

  10.

LOVING

2,636,815


TABLE 2 – MAY 2017 TEXAS TOP TEN TOTAL GAS (GAS WELL GAS & CASINGHEAD) PRODUCING COUNTIES RANKED BY PRELIMINARY PRODUCTION

RANK

COUNTY

TOTAL GAS (MCF)

    1.

WEBB

39,627,806

    2.

TARRANT

37,402,891

    3.

PANOLA

21,446,488

    4.

KARNES

20,632,502

    5.

DIMMIT

19,673,842

    6.

DEWITT

17,893,036

    7.

JOHNSON

17,765,372

    8.

REEVES

17,381,601

    9.

MIDLAND

15,976,468

  10.

WISE

15,589,301

 
TABLE 3 – MAY 2017 TEXAS TOP TEN TOTAL CONDENSATE PRODUCING COUNTIES RANKED BY PRELIMINARY PRODUCTION

RANK

COUNTY

CONDENSATE (BBLS)

    1.

DIMMIT

1,430,034

    2.

CULBERSON

1,112,906

    3.

KARNES

1,003,530

    4.

WEBB

756,866

    5.

DEWITT

736,768

    6.

REEVES

539,117

    7.

LOVING

342,924

    8.

LIVE OAK

266,423

    9.

LA SALLE

204,925

  10.

HEMPHILL

148,072

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