TEXAS MONTHLY OIL AND GAS STATISTICS

08/27/2015

JULY PERMITS TO DRILL

The Railroad Commission of Texas issued a total of 979 original drilling permits in July 2015 compared to 2,419 in July 2014. The July total included 798 permits to drill new oil and gas wells, 18 to re-enter existing well bores and 163 for re-completions. Permits issued in July 2015 included 240 oil, 81 gas, 589 oil and gas, 61 injection, two service and six other permits.


JUNE CRUDE OIL PRODUCTION

Texas preliminary June 2015 crude oil production averaged 2,433,903 barrels daily, up from the 2,157,001 barrels daily average of June 2014.

The preliminary Texas crude oil production figure for June 2015 is 73,017,089 barrels, up from 64,710,024 barrels reported during June 2014.


JULY OIL AND GAS COMPLETIONS

In July 2015, operators reported 1,510 oil, 235 gas, 37 injection and nine other completions compared to 1,958 oil, 234 gas, 73 injection and eight other completions in July 2014.

Total well completions for 2015 year to date are13,333 down from 18,101 recorded during the same period in 2014.

Operators reported 430 holes plugged and four dry holes in July 2015 compared to 302 holes plugged and zero dry holes in July 2014.


JUNE NATURAL GAS PRODUCTION

Texas oil and gas wells produced 615,762,474 Mcf (thousand cubic feet) of gas based upon preliminary production figures for June 2015 up from the June 2014 preliminary gas production total of 602,891,617 Mcf. Texas preliminary June total gas production averaged 20,525,416 Mcf (thousand cubic feet) a day.

Texas production in June 2015 came from 169,083 oil wells and 90,567 gas wells.
 

TABLE 1JULY 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

120

266

58

(2) REFUGIO AREA

115

65

41

(3) SOUTHEAST TEXAS

46

118

11

(4) DEEP SOUTH TEXAS

29

35

29

(5) EAST CENTRAL TX

18

12

3

(6) EAST TEXAS

31

24

10

(7B) WEST CENTRAL TX

45

30

4

(7C) SAN ANGELO AREA

99

171

2

(8) MIDLAND

292

802

19

(8A) LUBBOCK AREA

65

87

0

(9) NORTH TEXAS

71

112

38

(10) PANHANDLE

48

69

20

 

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

COUNTY

CRUDE OIL (BBLS)

COUNTY

TOTAL GAS (MCF)

  1. KARNES

6,417,473

  1. WEBB

55,710,856

  1. DEWITT

4,776,077

  1. TARRANT

50,070,517

  1. LA SALLE

4,510,290

  1. PANOLA

26,862,621

  1. GONZALES

3,258,072

  1. DIMMIT

23,458,829

  1. MIDLAND

3,146,491

  1. JOHNSON

21,901,481

  1. MARTIN

3,091,979

  1. DEWITT

21,515,359

  1. UPTON

3,036,673

  1. WISE

19,621,036

     8.  ANDREWS

2,984,605

     8.  KARNES

18,831,778

  1. MCMULLEN

2,742,131

  1. LA SALLE

17,384,336

     10. REEVES

2,623,828

     10. DENTON

17,326,249

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