TEXAS MONTHLY OIL AND GAS STATISTICS

07/28/2015

JUNE PERMITS TO DRILL

The Railroad Commission of Texas issued a total of 851 original drilling permits in June 2015 compared to 2,185 in June 2014. The June total included 716 permits to drill new oil and gas wells, seven to re–enter existing well bores and 128 for re–completions. Permits issued in June 2015 included 227 oil, 73 gas, 500 oil and gas, 34 injection, two service and 15 other permits.

 

MAY CRUDE OIL PRODUCTION

Texas preliminary May 2015 crude oil production averaged 2,429,347 barrels daily, up from the 2,136,638 barrels daily average of May 2014.

The preliminary Texas crude oil production figure for May 2015 is 75,309,757 barrels, up from 66,235,787 barrels reported during May 2014.

 

JUNE OIL AND GAS COMPLETIONS

In June 2015, operators reported 1,416 oil, 225 gas, 64 injection and five other completions compared to 1,739 oil, 316 gas, 36 injection and eight other completions in June 2014.

Total well completions for 2015 year to date are 11,542 down from 15,828 recorded during the same period in 2014.

Operators reported 536 holes plugged and zero dry holes in June 2015 compared to 52 holes plugged and  zero dry holes in June 2014.

MAY NATURAL GAS PRODUCTION

Texas oil and gas wells produced 639,101,169 Mcf (thousand cubic feet) of gas based upon preliminary production figures for May 2015 up from the May 2014 preliminary gas production total of 617,988,757Mcf. Texas preliminary May total gas production averaged 20,616,167Mcf (thousand cubic feet) a day.

Texas production in May 2015 came from 173,197 oil wells and 93,117 gas wells.

TABLE 1JUNE 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

135

182

62

(2) REFUGIO AREA

93

47

36

(3) SOUTHEAST TEXAS

39

96

17

(4) DEEP SOUTH TEXAS

13

33

15

(5) EAST CENTRAL TX

8

6

3

(6) EAST TEXAS

33

13

30

(7B) WEST CENTRAL TX

47

25

2

(7C) SAN ANGELO AREA

64

198

0

(8) MIDLAND

296

683

9

(8A) LUBBOCK AREA

40

84

1

(9) NORTH TEXAS

64

16

24

(10) PANHANDLE

19

33

26

 

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

COUNTY

CRUDE OIL (BBLS)

COUNTY

TOTAL GAS (MCF)

  1. KARNES

6,797,988

  1. WEBB

58,555,033

  1. DEWITT

4,691,734

  1. TARRANT

51,523,950

  1. LA SALLE

4,620,430

  1. PANOLA

27,740,460

  1. GONZALES

3,156,164

  1. DIMMIT

23,321,147

  1. UPTON

3,093,674

  1. JOHNSON

23,049,439

  1. ANDREWS

3,078,394

  1. DEWITT

20,807,735

  1. MIDLAND

3,052,231

  1. WISE

19,422,338

     8.  MARTIN

3,046,948

     8.  KARNES

18,571,638

  1. MCMULLEN

2,922,426

  1. DENTON

16,919,808

     10. REEVES

2,527,124

    10. LA SALLE

15,879,814

 

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