Texas Oil and Gas Production Statistics for August 2015

10/26/2015

AUSTIN –– Production for August 2015 as reported to the Railroad Commission of Texas (Commission) is 74,679,202 barrels of crude oil and 624,110,098 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, August 2014, was: 69,204,407 barrels of crude oil preliminarily, updated to a current figure of 85,302,001 barrels; and 621,505,586 Mcf of total gas preliminarily, updated to a current figure of 742,510,547 Mcf.

The Commission reports that in the last 12 months, total Texas reported production was 1.001 billion 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, which is reported separately by the Commission.

Texas preliminary August 2015 crude oil production averaged 2,409,007 barrels daily, compared to the 2,232,400 barrels daily average of August 2014.

Texas preliminary August 2015 total gas production averaged 20,132,584 Mcf (thousand cubic feet) a day, compared to the 20,048,567 Mcf daily average of August 2014.

Texas production in August 2015 came from 177,924 oil wells and 95,618 gas wells.

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


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

RANK

COUNTY

CRUDE OIL (BBLS)

    1.

KARNES

6,533,359

    2.

LA SALLE

4,521,043

    3.

DEWITT

4,221,778

    4.

MIDLAND

3,576,095

    5.

MCMULLEN

3,251,518

    6.

UPTON

3,164,511

    7.

ANDREWS

3,007,073

    8.

GONZALES

2,940,514

    9.

MARTIN

2,929,563

  10.

REEVES

2,468,109


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

RANK

COUNTY

TOTAL GAS (MCF)

    1.

TARRANT

50,354,754

    2.

WEBB

29,817,871

    3.

PANOLA

26,569,372

    4.

DIMMIT

24,238,069

    5.

JOHNSON

21,976,303

    6.

DEWITT

21,126,440

    7.

KARNES

21,019,579

    8.

WISE

20,605,574

    9.

DENTON

17,519,070

  10.

LA SALLE

16,875,899


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

RANK

COUNTY

CONDENSATE (BBLS)

    1.

DIMMIT

2,266,142

    2.

KARNES

1,254,403

    3.

DEWITT

1,194,964

    4.

WEBB

1,012,330

    5.

LIVE OAK

604,716

    6.

CULBERSON

569,470

    7.

LA SALLE

377,620

    8.

MCMULLEN

314,496

    9.

WHEELER

306,749

  10.

REEVES

250,189

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