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TEXAS MONTHLY OIL AND GAS STATISTICS

08/30/2010

JULY PERMITS TO DRILL

The Commission issued a total of 1,477 original drilling permits in July 2010 compared to 1,016 in July 2009. The July total included 1,227 permits to drill new oil and gas wells, 59 to re-enter existing well bores, and 191 for re-completions. Permits issued in July 2010 included 379 oil, 227 gas, 789 oil and gas, 68 injection, zero service and 14 other permits.

JUNE CRUDE OIL PRODUCTION

Texas preliminary June 2010 crude oil production averaged 913,591 barrels daily, up from the 893,024 barrels daily average of June 2009.

The preliminary Texas crude oil production figure for June 2010 is 27,407,738 barrels, up from 26,790,714 barrels reported during June 2009.

JULY OIL AND GAS COMPLETIONS

In July 2010, operators reported 591 oil, 329 gas, 60 injection and one other completion compared to 368 oil, 471 gas, 39 injection and two other completions during July 2009.

Total well completions for 2010 year to date are 6,292 down from 10,561 recorded during the same period in 2009.

Operators reported 631 holes plugged and two dry holes in July 2010 compared to 1,170 holes plugged and zero dry holes in July 2009.

JUNE NATURAL GAS PRODUCTION

Texas oil and gas wells produced 560,499,162 Mcf (thousand cubic feet) of gas based upon preliminary production figures for June 2010, up from the May 2009 preliminary gas production total of 554,397,320 Mcf.

Texas production in June 2010 came from 140,360 oil and 93,457 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 105 14 14
(2) REFUGIO AREA 76 10 23
(3) SOUTHEAST TEXAS 73 20 11
(4) DEEP SOUTH TEXAS 63 4 55
(5) EAST CENTRAL TX 40 2 20
(6) EAST TEXAS 69 6 46
(7B) WEST CENTRAL TX 105 31 2
(7C) SAN ANGELO AREA 138 72 38
(8) MIDLAND 432 354 16
(8A) LUBBOCK AREA 85 21 4
(9) NORTH TEXAS 225 47 89
(10) PANHANDLE 66 10 11
TABLE 2 – JUNE TEXAS TOP TEN OIL AND GAS PRODUCING COUNTIES RANKED BY PRELIMINARY PRODUCTION
COUNTYCRUDE OIL (BBLS)COUNTYTOTAL GAS (MCF)
1. GAINES 1,981,291 1. TARRANT 50,775,831
2. ANDREWS 1,872,678 2. JOHNSON 41,108,084
3. YOAKUM 1,807,489 3. PECOS 24,356,452
4. ECTOR 1,619,808 4. PANOLA 22,516,976
5. HOCKLEY 1,291,237 5. FREESTONE 19,567,627
6. UPTON 1,247,459 6. ROBERTSON 18,619,850
7. SCURRY 1,165,917 7. WISE 18,616,243
8. MIDLAND 1,105,703 8. ZAPATA 18,241,676
9. MARTIN 891,661 9. DENTON 18,153,677
10. PECOS 862,359 10. WEBB 14,807,649