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Texas Monthly Oil and Gas Statistics

07/30/2013

 JUNE PERMITS TO DRILL

The Commission issued a total of 1,876 original drilling permits in June 2013 compared to 2,183 in June 2012. The June total included 1,632 permits to drill new oil and gas wells, 19 to re-enter existing well bores, and 225 for re-completions. Permits issued in June 2013 included 589 oil, 117 gas, 1,095 oil and gas, 52 injection, one service and 22 other permits.

MAY CRUDE OIL PRODUCTION

Texas preliminary May 2013 crude oil production averaged 1,684,572 barrels daily, up from the 1,240,091 barrels daily average of May 2012.

The preliminary Texas crude oil production figure for May 2013 is 52,221,747 barrels, up from 38,690,818 barrels reported during May 2012.

JUNE OIL AND GAS COMPLETIONS

In June 2013, operators reported 1,826 oil, 405 gas, 66 injection and six other completions compared to 905 oil, 371 gas, 62 injection and one other completion in June 2012.

Total well completions for 2013 year to date are 12,740 up from 7,585 recorded during the same period in 2012.

Operators reported 41 holes plugged and zero dry holes in June 2013 compared to 809 holes plugged and two dry holes in June 2012.

MAY NATURAL GAS PRODUCTION

Texas oil and gas wells produced 557,899,127 Mcf (thousand cubic feet) of gas based upon preliminary production figures for May 2013 up from the May 2012 preliminary gas production total of 546,248,239 Mcf. Texas preliminary April total gas production averaged 17,996,746 Mcf (thousand cubic feet) a day.

Texas production in May 2013 came from 155,983 oil wells and 91,437 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 325 271 91
(2) REFUGIO AREA 149 61 36
(3) SOUTHEAST TEXAS 86 14 5
(4) DEEP SOUTH TEXAS 45 2 27
(5) EAST CENTRAL TX 25 6 6
(6) EAST TEXAS 41 21 47
(7B) WEST CENTRAL TX 88 51 3
(7C) SAN ANGELO AREA 197 258 19
(8) MIDLAND 567 998 8
(8A) LUBBOCK AREA 116 71 0
(9) NORTH TEXAS 168 54 107
(10) PANHANDLE 69 19 56
TABLE 2 – MAY TEXAS TOP TEN OIL AND GAS PRODUCING COUNTIES RANKED BY PRELIMINARY PRODUCTION
COUNTYCRUDE OIL (BBLS)COUNTYTOTAL GAS (MCF)
1. KARNES 4,548,097 1. TARRANT 58,729,983
2. GONZALES 2,951,861 2. JOHNSON 32,185,377
3. LA SALLE 2,876,174 3. WEBB 25,661,353
4. ANDREWS 2,489,917 4. PANOLA 25,356,185
5. DE WITT 2,213,109 5. WISE 18,936,086
6. GAINES 2,018,594 6. WHEELER 16,214,080
7. ECTOR 1,971,539 7. DENTON 15,847,111
8. UPTON 1,877,449 8. FREESTONE 15,098,061
9. MARTIN 1,867,325 9. DE WITT 13,636,190
10. YOAKUM 1,780,389 10. ROBERTSON 11,831,598