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Texas Monthly Oil and Gas Statistics

09/27/2011

AUGUST PERMITS TO DRILL

The Commission issued a total of 2,051 original drilling permits in August 2011 compared to 1615 in August 2010. The August total included 1,820 permits to drill new oil and gas wells, 48 to re-enter existing well bores, and 183 for re-completions. Permits issued in August 2011 included 527 oil, 240 gas, 1,191 oil and gas, 74 injection, two service and 17 other permits.

JULY CRUDE OIL PRODUCTION

Texas preliminary July 2011 crude oil production averaged 960,612 barrels daily, up from the 925,456 barrels daily average of July 2010.

The preliminary Texas crude oil production figure for July 2011 is 29,778,956 barrels, up from 28,689,135 barrels reported during July 2010.

AUGUST OIL AND GAS COMPLETIONS

In August 2011, operators reported 365 oil, 240 gas, 46 injection and zero other completions compared to 402 oil, 314 gas, 58 injection and one other completion during August 2010.

Total well completions for 2011 year to date are 5,341 down from 7,066 recorded during the same period in 2010.

Operators reported 175 holes plugged and zero dry holes in August 2011 compared to 556 holes plugged and zero dry holes in August 2010.

JULY NATURAL GAS PRODUCTION

Texas oil and gas wells produced 548,055,805 Mcf (thousand cubic feet) of gas based upon preliminary production figures for July 2011 down from the July 2010 preliminary gas production total of 577,492,594 Mcf.

Texas production in July 2011 came from 144,587 oil wells and 93,029 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 274 42 72
(2) REFUGIO AREA 141 16 18
(3) SOUTHEAST TEXAS 65 12 6
(4) DEEP SOUTH TEXAS 60 2 30
(5) EAST CENTRAL TX 25 1 6
(6) EAST TEXAS 74 7 19
(7B) WEST CENTRAL TX 115 42 3
(7C) SAN ANGELO AREA 209 42 6
(8) MIDLAND 639 105 3
(8A) LUBBOCK AREA 122 43 1
(9) NORTH TEXAS 257 49 64
(10) PANHANDLE 70 4 12
TABLE 2 – JULY TEXAS TOP TEN OIL AND GAS PRODUCING COUNTIES RANKED BY PRELIMINARY PRODUCTION
COUNTYCRUDE OIL (BBLS)COUNTYTOTAL GAS (MCF)
1. ANDREWS 2,248,874 1. TARRANT 58,185,601
2. GAINES 2,013,842 2. JOHNSON 40,874,491
3. ECTOR 1,756,671 3. PECOS 22,738,374
4. YOAKUM 1,756,249 4. DENTON 20,303,556
5. UPTON 1,465,299 5. WEBB 20,183,872
6. MIDLAND 1,395,824 6. WISE 19,460,729
7. HOCKLEY 1,254,180 7. PANOLA 19,180,517
8. MARTIN 1,236,247 8. FREESTONE 18,420,578
9. SCURRY 1,208,023 9. ZAPATA 14,603,127
10. WARD 825,284 10. ROBERTSON 14,271,917