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TEXAS MONTHLY OIL AND GAS STATISTICS

09/29/2010

AUGUST PERMITS TO DRILL

The Commission issued a total of 1,615 original drilling permits in August 2010 compared to 1,043 in August 2009. The August total included 1,390 permits to drill new oil and gas wells, 46 to re-enter existing well bores, and 179 for re-completions. Permits issued in August 2010 included 429 oil, 262 gas, 873 oil and gas, 39 injection, zero service and 12 other permits.

JULY CRUDE OIL PRODUCTION

Texas preliminary July 2010 crude oil production averaged 925,456 barrels daily, up from the 880,407 barrels daily average of July 2009.

The preliminary Texas crude oil production figure for July 2010 is 28,689,135 barrels, up from 27,292,609 barrels reported during July 2009.

AUGUST OIL AND GAS COMPLETIONS

In August 2010, operators reported 402 oil, 314 gas, 58 injection and one other completion compared to 465 oil, 566 gas, 
26 injection and one other completion during August 2009.

Total well completions for 2010 year to date are 7,066 down from 11,618 recorded during the same period in 2009.

Operators reported 556 holes plugged and zero dry holes in August 2010 compared to 340 holes plugged and zero dry holes in August 2009. 

JULY NATURAL GAS PRODUCTION

Texas oil and gas wells produced 577,492,594 Mcf (thousand cubic feet) of gas based upon preliminary production figures for July 2010, up from the July 2009 preliminary gas production total of 576,324,532

Texas production in July 2010 came from 144,318 oil wells and 92,053 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 108 16 10
(2) REFUGIO AREA 119 14 16
(3) SOUTHEAST TEXAS 73 34 10
(4) DEEP SOUTH TEXAS 60 3 33
(5) EAST CENTRAL TX 39 1 26
(6) EAST TEXAS 78 1 46
(7B) WEST CENTRAL TX 87 19 2
(7C) SAN ANGELO AREA 200 56 42
(8) MIDLAND 490 191 12
(8A) LUBBOCK AREA 55 24 1
(9) NORTH TEXAS 227 33 109
(10) PANHANDLE 79 10 7
TABLE 2 – JULY TEXAS TOP TEN OIL AND GAS PRODUCING COUNTIES RANKED BY PRELIMINARY PRODUCTION
COUNTYCRUDE OIL (BBLS)COUNTYTOTAL GAS (MCF)
1. ANDREWS 2,082,334 1. TARRANT 54,291,637
2. GAINES 2,069,593 2. JOHNSON 42,273,467
3. YOAKUM 1,874,300 3. PECOS 24,609,891
4. ECTOR 1,816,306 4. PANOLA 22,527,448
5. HOCKLEY 1,350,060 5. FREESTONE 20,150,726
6. UPTON 1,337,545 6. WISE 19,329,492
7. SCURRY 1,216,065 7. ROBERTSON 18,763,314
8. MIDLAND 1,089,317 8. ZAPATA 18,596,075
9. MARTIN 943,452 9. DENTON 18,040,429
10. PECOS 882,671 10. WEBB 16,227,930