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Texas Monthly Oil and Gas Statistics

09/27/2013


TEXAS MONTHLY OIL AND GAS STATISTICS

AUGUST PERMITS TO DRILL

The Commission issued a total of 1,606 original drilling permits in August 2013 compared to 2,048 in August 2012. The August total included 1,438 permits to drill new oil and gas wells, 27 to re-enter existing well bores, and 141 for re-completions. Permits issued in August 2013 included 501 oil, 92 gas, 968 oil and gas, 31 injection, three service and 11 other permits.

JULY CRUDE OIL PRODUCTION

Texas preliminary July 2013 crude oil production averaged 1,685,786 barrels daily, up from the 1,300,694 barrels daily average of July 2012.

The preliminary Texas crude oil production figure for July 2013 is 52,259,355 barrels, up from 40,321,511 barrels reported during July 2012.

AUGUST OIL AND GAS COMPLETIONS

In August 2013, operators reported 1,576 oil, 500 gas, 18 injection and three other completions compared to 967 oil, 230 gas, 34 injection and one other completion in August 2012.

Total well completions for 2013 year to date are 17,221 up from 9,965 recorded during the same period in 2012.

Operators reported 120 holes plugged and zero dry holes in August 2013 compared to 828 holes plugged and five dry holes in August 2012.

JULY NATURAL GAS PRODUCTION

Texas oil and gas wells produced 571,285,336 Mcf (thousand cubic feet) of gas based upon preliminary production figures for July 2013 up from the July 2012 preliminary gas production total of 533,864,038 Mcf. Texas preliminary July total gas production averaged 18,428,559 Mcf (thousand cubic feet) a day.

Texas production in July 2013 came from 155,654 oil wells and 91,757 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 320 196 124
(2) REFUGIO AREA 111 79 103
(3) SOUTHEAST TEXAS 81 31 10
(4) DEEP SOUTH TEXAS 48 7 62
(5) EAST CENTRAL TX 21 2 2
(6) EAST TEXAS 45 4 17
(7B) WEST CENTRAL TX 77 26 8
(7C) SAN ANGELO AREA 165 286 0
(8) MIDLAND 427 801 4
(8A) LUBBOCK AREA 99 69 0
(9) NORTH TEXAS 141 64 120
(10) PANHANDLE 71 11 50
TABLE 2 – JULY TEXAS TOP TEN OIL AND GAS PRODUCING COUNTIES RANKED BY PRELIMINARY PRODUCTION
COUNTYCRUDE OIL (BBLS)COUNTYTOTAL GAS (MCF)
1. KARNES 4,530,197 1. TARRANT 61,743,353
2. LA SALLE 3,226,082 2. JOHNSON 32,485,234
3. GONZALES 2,560,834 3. WEBB 28,400,257
4. ANDREWS 2,538,978 4. PANOLA 25,510,915
5. DIMMIT 2,081,143 5. WISE 19,119,196
6. ECTOR 2,078,478 6. DENTON 17,105,111
7. GAINES 1,994,044 7. WHEELER 16,194,733
8. MCMULLEN 1,875,298 8. FREESTONE 14,470,354
9. YOAKUM 1,831,985 9. DIMMIT 13,583,193
10. UPTON 1,819,138 10. ROBERTSON 11,220,864