Texas Oil and Gas Production Statistics for July 2015

09/25/2015

AUSTIN –– Production for July 2015 as reported to the Railroad Commission of Texas (Commission) is 76,150,903 barrels of crude oil and 656,846,810 Mcf (thousand cubic feet) of total gas from oil and gas wells. These preliminary figures are based on production volumes reported by operators and will be updated as late and corrected production reports are received.  Production reported to the Commission for the same time period last year, July 2014, was: 69,573,013 barrels of crude oil preliminarily, updated to a current figure of 83,999,620 barrels; and 632,494,096 Mcf of total gas preliminarily, updated to a current figure of 736,716,925 Mcf.

The Commission reports that in the last 12 months, total Texas reported production was 997 million barrels of crude oil and 8.4 trillion cubic feet of total gas. Crude oil production reported by the Commission is limited to oil produced from oil leases and does not include condensate (the liquid hydrocarbons produced from gas wells). Condensate is reported separately by the Commission.

Texas preliminary July 2015 crude oil production averaged 2,456,481 barrels daily, compared to the 2,244,291 barrels daily average of July 2014. 

Texas preliminary July 2015 total gas production averaged 21,188,607 Mcf (thousand cubic feet) a day, compared to the 20,403,035 Mcf daily average of July 2014. 

Texas production in July 2015 came from 176,180 oil wells and 96,098 gas wells.

For additional oil and gas production statistics, including condensate statistics, visit the Commission website at http://www.rrc.texas.gov/oil-gas/research-and-statistics/production-data/texas-monthly-oil-gas-production/.

Note that monthly gas storage statistics reported to the Commission, previously featured in this monthly news release, are now available on the Commission website at http://www.rrc.texas.gov/gas-services/publications-statistics/gas-storage-statistics/.

 
TABLE 1 JULY 2015 TEXAS TOP TEN OIL CRUDE OIL PRODUCING COUNTIES RANKED BY PRELIMINARY PRODUCTION

RANK

COUNTY

CRUDE OIL (BBLS)

    1.

KARNES

6,514,303

    2.

DEWITT

4,559,324

    3.

LA SALLE

4,522,697

    4.

MIDLAND

3,502,184

    5.

MCMULLEN

3,256,627

    6.

MARTIN

3,190,358

    7.

GONZALES

3,185,417

    8.

UPTON

3,105,902

    9.

ANDREWS

3,053,724

  10.

REEVES

2,632,342

 

TABLE 2 – JULY 2015 TEXAS TOP TEN TOTAL GAS (GAS WELL GAS & CASINGHEAD) PRODUCING COUNTIES RANKED BY PRELIMINARY PRODUCTION

RANK

COUNTY

TOTAL GAS (MCF)

    1.

WEBB

59,626,777

    2.

TARRANT

50,927,167

    3.

PANOLA

26,896,803

    4.

DIMMIT

24,102,783

    5.

DEWITT

21,852,114

    6.

JOHNSON

21,733,155

    7.

KARNES

20,263,155

    8.

WISE

20,108,978

    9.

LA SALLE

17,648,068

  10.

DENTON

16,831,246

 

TABLE 3 – JULY 2015 TEXAS TOP TEN TOTAL CONDENSATE PRODUCING COUNTIES RANKED BY PRELIMINARY PRODUCTION

RANK

COUNTY

CONDENSATE (BBLS)

    1.

DIMMIT

2,210,515

    2.

WEBB

1,522,810

    3.

KARNES

1,293,775

    4.

DEWITT

1,197,427

    5.

LIVE OAK

564,940

    6.

LA SALLE

514,516

    7.

CULBERSON

426,112

    8.

WHEELER

312,617

    9.

MCMULLEN

242,668

  10.

REEVES

233,147

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