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Texas Oil and Gas Production Statistics for August 2017

10/27/2017

AUSTIN –– Production for August 2017 as reported to the Railroad Commission of Texas (Commission) is 75,178,929 barrels of crude oil and 583,794,409 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 August 2016, was: 75,034,914 barrels of crude oil preliminarily, updated to a current figure of 84,126,401 barrels; and 606,931,065 mcf of total gas preliminarily, updated to a current figure of 690,612,147 mcf.

The Commission reports that from July 2016 to August 2017 total Texas reported production was 999 million barrels of crude oil and 7.6 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 2017 crude oil production averaged 2,425,127 barrels daily, compared to the 2,420,481 barrels daily average of August 2016.

Texas preliminary August 2017 total gas production averaged 18,832,078 mcf a day, compared to the 19,578,421 mcf daily average of August 2016.

Texas production in August 2017 came from 179,726 oil wells and 92,729 gas wells.

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

TABLE 1 AUGUST 2017 TEXAS TOP TEN CRUDE OIL PRODUCING COUNTIES RANKED BY PRELIMINARY PRODUCTION

RANK

COUNTY

CRUDE OIL (BBLS)

    1.

MIDLAND

7,609,924

    2.

KARNES

5,615,443

    3.

REEVES

4,014,360

    4.

UPTON

3,905,226

    5.

MARTIN

3,890,577

    6.

LA SALLE

3,588,882

    7.

LOVING

3,080,862

    8.

ANDREWS

2,959,957

    9.

REAGAN

2,952,640

  10.

DEWITT

2,592,909

 

TABLE 2 – AUGUST 2017 TEXAS TOP TEN TOTAL GAS (GAS WELL GAS & CASINGHEAD) PRODUCING COUNTIES RANKED BY PRELIMINARY PRODUCTION

RANK

COUNTY

TOTAL GAS (MCF)

    1.

WEBB

61,943,062

    2.

TARRANT

34,889,838

    3.

DIMMIT

20,945,948

    4.

PANOLA

20,473,931

    5.

MIDLAND

19,741,903

    6.

REEVES

19,616,145

    7.

KARNES

17,916,711

    8.

JOHNSON

16,688,038

    9.

LA SALLE

15,400,429

  10.

WISE

15,201,737


TABLE 3 – AUGUST 2017 TEXAS TOP TEN TOTAL CONDENSATE PRODUCING COUNTIES RANKED BY PRELIMINARY PRODUCTION

RANK

COUNTY

CONDENSATE (BBLS)

    1.

DIMMIT

1,438,250

    2.

CULBERSON

999,246

    3.

WEBB

922,426

    4.

KARNES

769,714

    5.

DEWITT

703,143

    6.

REEVES

577,748

    7.

LOVING

401,853

    8.

LIVE OAK

224,989

    9.

LA SALLE

188,127

  10.

WHEELER

184,159

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