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Texas Monthly Oil and Gas Statistics - September 26, 2012

09/26/2012

 AUGUST PERMITS TO DRILL

The Commission issued a total of 2,048 original drilling permits in August 2012 compared to 2,051 in August 2011. The August total included 1,808 permits to drill new oil and gas wells, 58 to re-enter existing well bores, and 182 for re-completions. Permits issued in August 2012 included 634 oil, 163 gas, 1,169 oil and gas, 63 injection, one service and 18 other permits.

JULY CRUDE OIL PRODUCTION

Texas preliminary July 2012 crude oil production averaged 1,300,694 barrels daily, up from the 960,612 barrels daily average of July 2011.

The preliminary Texas crude oil production figure for July 2012 is 40,321,511 barrels, up from 29,778,956 barrels reported during July 2011.

AUGUST OIL AND GAS COMPLETIONS

In August 2012, operators reported 967 oil, 230 gas, 34 injection and one other completion compared to 365 oil, 240 gas, 46 injection and zero other completions in August 2011.

Total well completions for 2012 year to date are 9,965 up from 5,341 recorded during the same period in 2011.

Operators reported 828 holes plugged and five dry holes in August 2012 compared to 175 holes plugged and zero dry holes in August 2011.

JULY NATURAL GAS PRODUCTION

Texas oil and gas wells produced 533,864,038 Mcf (thousand cubic feet) of gas based upon preliminary production figures for July 2012 down from the July 2011 preliminary gas production total of 548,055,805 Mcf. Texas preliminary July total gas production averaged 17,221,421 Mcf (thousand cubic feet) a day.

Texas production in July 2012 came from 143,666 oil wells and 89,578 gas wells.

 

TABLE 1 – AUGUST TEXAS OIL AND GAS DRILLING PERMITS AND COMPLETIONS BY DISTRICT
RAILROAD COMMISSION DISTRICTPERMITS TO DRILL OIL/GAS HOLESOIL COMPLETIONSGAS COMPLETIONS
(1) SAN ANTONIO AREA 332 137 5
(2) REFUGIO AREA 145 82 22
(3) SOUTHEAST TEXAS 99 47 24
(4) DEEP SOUTH TEXAS 59 4 9
(5) EAST CENTRAL TX 33 6 13
(6) EAST TEXAS 65 8 39
(7B) WEST CENTRAL TX 117 18 0
(7C) SAN ANGELO AREA 201 96 4
(8) MIDLAND 622 401 2
(8A) LUBBOCK AREA 100 76 0
(9) NORTH TEXAS 177 50 94
(10) PANHANDLE 98 42 18
TABLE 2 – JULY TEXAS TOP TEN OIL AND GAS PRODUCING COUNTIES RANKED BY PRELIMINARY PRODUCTION
COUNTYCRUDE OIL (BBLS)COUNTYTOTAL GAS (MCF)
1. KARNES 2,783,179 1. TARRANT 68,775,120
2. ANDREWS 2,584,741 2. JOHNSON 35,253,329
3. ECTOR 1,977,763 3. WEBB 21,884,549
4. GAINES 1,944,304 4. PECOS 20,564,411
5. GONZALES 1,808,851 5. PANOLA 19,065,929
6. YOAKUM 1,761,818 6. WISE 18,464,285
7. MIDLAND 1,687,734 7. DENTON 17,767,745
8. MARTIN 1,636,784 8. FREESTONE 15,836,519
9. LA SALLE 1,591,526 9. NACOGDOCHES 11,412,779
10. UPTON 1,513,311 10. ZAPATA 11,387,969