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Texas Monthly Oil and Gas Statistics - July 27, 2012

07/27/2012

 JUNE PERMITS TO DRILL

The Commission issued a total of 2,183 original drilling permits in June 2012 compared to 1,952 in June 2011. The June total included 1,986 permits to drill new oil and gas wells, 48 to re-enter existing well bores, and 149 for re-completions. Permits issued in June 2012 included 602 oil, 166 gas, 1,326 oil and gas, 64 injection, one service and 24 other permits.

MAY CRUDE OIL PRODUCTION

Texas preliminary May 2012 crude oil production averaged 1,240,091barrels daily, up from the 972,629 barrels daily average of May 2011.

The preliminary Texas crude oil production figure for May 2012 is 38,690,818 barrels, up from 30,151,505 barrels reported during May 2011.

JUNE OIL AND GAS COMPLETIONS

In June 2012, operators reported 905 oil, 371 gas, 62 injection and one other completion compared to 365 oil, 166 gas, 57 injection and zero other completions in June 2011.

Total well completions for 2012 year to date are 7,585 up from 4,163 recorded during the same period in 2011.

Operators reported 809 holes plugged and two dry holes in June 2012 compared to 342 holes plugged and zero dry holes in June 2011.

MAY NATURAL GAS PRODUCTION

Texas oil and gas wells produced 546,248,239 Mcf (thousand cubic feet) of gas based upon preliminary production figures for May 2012 down from the May 2011 preliminary gas production total of 555,862,354 Mcf. Texas preliminary May total gas production averaged 17,620,911 Mcf (thousand cubic feet) a day.

Texas production in May 2012 came from 144,035 oil wells and 89,769 gas wells.

 

TABLE 1 – JUNE TEXAS OIL AND GAS DRILLING PERMITS AND COMPLETIONS BY DISTRICT
RAILROAD COMMISSION DISTRICTPERMITS TO DRILL OIL/GAS HOLESOIL COMPLETIONSGAS COMPLETIONS
(1) SAN ANTONIO AREA 417 150 41
(2) REFUGIO AREA 152 67 50
(3) SOUTHEAST TEXAS 103 15 17
(4) DEEP SOUTH TEXAS 52 9 14
(5) EAST CENTRAL TX 18 4 0
(6) EAST TEXAS 61 16 84
(7B) WEST CENTRAL TX 99 18 1
(7C) SAN ANGELO AREA 213 119 5
(8) MIDLAND 700 347 3
(8A) LUBBOCK AREA 73 57 0
(9) NORTH TEXAS 213 85 131
(10) PANHANDLE 82 18 25
TABLE 2 – MAY TEXAS TOP TEN OIL AND GAS PRODUCING COUNTIES RANKED BY PRELIMINARY PRODUCTION
COUNTYCRUDE OIL (BBLS)COUNTYTOTAL GAS (MCF)
1. KARNES 2,573,145 1. TARRANT 67,212,508
2. ANDREWS 2,436,065 2. JOHNSON 37,750,723
3. GAINES 2,047,515 3. WEBB 23,052,612
4. ECTOR 1,846,687 4. PECOS 19,849,564
5. YOAKUM 1,777,520 5. PANOLA 19,579,936
6. UPTON 1,632,962 6. WISE 19,259,072
7. MIDLAND 1,612,621 7. DENTON 19,158,851
8. MARTIN 1,571,180 8. FREESTONE 16,397,794
9. LA SALLE 1,359,113 9. ZAPATA 11,904,002
10. GONZALES 1,264,687 10. NACOGDOCHES 11,558,904