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Texas Oil and Gas Production Statistics for May 2018

07/25/2018

AUSTIN –– Production for May 2018 as reported to the Railroad Commission of Texas (Commission) is 87,665,663 barrels of crude oil and 597,820,360 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 2017, was: 76,381,908 barrels of crude oil preliminarily, updated to a current figure of 92,567,068 barrels; and 560,452,280 mcf of total gas preliminarily, updated to a current figure of 677,750,728 mcf.

The Commission reports that from June 2017 to May 2018, total Texas reported production was 1.125 billion barrels of crude oil and 8.0 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 2018 crude oil production averaged 2,827,925 barrels daily, compared to the 2,463,933 barrels daily average of May 2017.

Texas preliminary May 2018 total gas production averaged 19,284,528 mcf a day, compared to the 18,079,106 mcf daily average of May 2017.

Texas production in May 2018 came from 180,927 oil wells and 91,103 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 2018 TEXAS TOP TEN CRUDE OIL PRODUCING COUNTIES RANKED BY PRELIMINARY PRODUCTION

RANK

COUNTY

CRUDE OIL (BBLS)

    1.

MIDLAND

10,275,760

    2.

KARNES

6,371,486

    3.

LOVING

5,669,459

    4.

REEVES

5,403,253

    5.

MARTIN

4,779,710

    6.

UPTON

4,531,861

    7.

LA SALLE

4,004,614

    8.

ANDREWS

3,201,839

    9.

REAGAN

2,963,983

  10.

GONZALES

2,637,919


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

RANK

COUNTY

TOTAL GAS (MCF)

    1.

WEBB

39,550,118

    2.

TARRANT

37,064,835

    3.

REEVES

31,953,576

    4.

MIDLAND

23,998,045

    5.

LOVING

22,378,575

    6.

KARNES

21,216,627

    7.

PANOLA

20,186,767

    8.

CULBERSON

16,619,873

    9.

JOHNSON

16,543,518

  10.

DE WITT

16,462,322


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

RANK

COUNTY

CONDENSATE (BBLS)

    1.

REEVES

1,896,465

    2.

CULBERSON

1,369,374

    3.

LOVING

1,299,533

    4.

DE WITT

1,046,932

    5.

KARNES

880,315

    6.

WEBB

702,667

    7.

DIMMIT

358,518

    8.

LIVE OAK

275,369

    9.

LA SALLE

193,387

  10.

WHEELER

179,677

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