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Texas Monthly Oil and Gas Statistics - August 29, 2012

08/29/2012

 JULY PERMITS TO DRILL

The Commission issued a total of 1,561 original drilling permits in July 2012 compared to 1,722 in July 2011. The July total included 1,379 permits to drill new oil and gas wells, 39 to re-enter existing well bores, and 143 for re-completions. Permits issued in July 2012 included 456 oil, 107 gas, 919 oil and gas, 69 injection, two service and eight other permits.

JUNE CRUDE OIL PRODUCTION

Texas preliminary June 2012 crude oil production averaged 1,285,561 barrels daily, up from the 968,328 barrels daily average of June 2011.

The preliminary Texas crude oil production figure for June 2012 is 38,566,821 barrels, up from 29,049,829 barrels reported during June 2011.

JULY OIL AND GAS COMPLETIONS

In July 2012, operators reported 803 oil, 328 gas, 17 injection and zero other completions compared to 243 oil, 271 gas, 13 injection and zero other completions in July 2011.

Total well completions for 2012 year to date are 8,733 up from 4,690 recorded during the same period in 2011.

Operators reported 566 holes plugged and one dry hole in July 2012 compared to 148 holes plugged and zero dry holes in July 2011.

JUNE NATURAL GAS PRODUCTION

Texas oil and gas wells produced 524,426,369 Mcf (thousand cubic feet) of gas based upon preliminary production figures for June 2012 down from the June 2011 preliminary gas production total of 526,588,019 Mcf. Texas preliminary June total gas production averaged 17,480,879 Mcf (thousand cubic feet) a day.

Texas production in June 2012 came from 147,040 oil wells and 91,499 gas wells.

 

TABLE 1 – JULY TEXAS OIL AND GAS DRILLING PERMITS AND COMPLETIONS BY DISTRICT
RAILROAD COMMISSION DISTRICTPERMITS TO DRILL OIL/GAS HOLESOIL COMPLETIONSGAS COMPLETIONS
(1) SAN ANTONIO AREA 279 45 33
(2) REFUGIO AREA 127 27 17
(3) SOUTHEAST TEXAS 67 31 15
(4) DEEP SOUTH TEXAS 37 15 22
(5) EAST CENTRAL TX 13 0 2
(6) EAST TEXAS 50 1 19
(7B) WEST CENTRAL TX 47 15 0
(7C) SAN ANGELO AREA 168 69 13
(8) MIDLAND 471 381 3
(8A) LUBBOCK AREA 92 30 1
(9) NORTH TEXAS 124 158 186
(10) PANHANDLE 86 31 17
TABLE 2 – JUNE TEXAS TOP TEN OIL AND GAS PRODUCING COUNTIES RANKED BY PRELIMINARY PRODUCTION
COUNTYCRUDE OIL (BBLS)COUNTYTOTAL GAS (MCF)
1. KARNES 2,697,597 1. TARRANT 65,337,082
2. ANDREWS 2,432,874 2. JOHNSON 34,472,709
3. GAINES 2,001,165 3. WEBB 22,027,527
4. ECTOR 1,869,602 4. PECOS 19,301,994
5. YOAKUM 1,710,427 5. PANOLA 19,154,320
6. UPTON 1,619,001 6. WISE 18,002,702
7. MIDLAND 1,611,601 7. DENTON 17,596,141
8. MARTIN 1,541,744 8. FREESTONE 15,525,717
9. GONZALES 1,363,157 9. NACOGDOCHES 11,723,035
10. LA SALLE 1,324,555 10. ZAPATA 11,258,273