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Texas Monthly Oil and Gas Statistics - October 29, 2012

10/29/2012

 SEPTEMBER PERMITS TO DRILL

The Commission issued a total of 1,640 original drilling permits in September 2012 compared to 1,984 in September 2011. The September total included 1,441 permits to drill new oil and gas wells, 44 to re-enter existing well bores, and 155 for re-completions. Permits issued in September 2012 included 507 oil, 120 gas, 953 oil and gas, 52 injection, two service and six other permits.

AUGUST CRUDE OIL PRODUCTION

Texas preliminary August 2012 crude oil production averaged 1,342,076 barrels daily, up from the 983,864 barrels daily average of August 2011.

The preliminary Texas crude oil production figure for August 2012 is 41,604,353 barrels, up from 30,499,770 barrels reported during August 2011.

SEPTEMBER OIL AND GAS COMPLETIONS

In September 2012, operators reported 657 oil, 178 gas, 34 injection and two other completions compared to 323 oil, 260 gas, 19 injection and one other completion in September 2011.

Total well completions for 2012 year to date are 10,836 up from 5,944 recorded during the same period in 2011.

Operators reported 687 holes plugged and zero dry holes in September 2012 compared to 668 holes plugged and zero dry holes in September 2011.

AUGUST NATURAL GAS PRODUCTION

Texas oil and gas wells produced 549,882,336 Mcf (thousand cubic feet) of gas based upon preliminary production figures for August 2012 up from the August 2011 preliminary gas production total of 543,112,563 Mcf. Texas preliminary August total gas production averaged 17,738,140 Mcf (thousand cubic feet) a day.

Texas production in August 2012 came from 148,967 oil wells and 94,338 gas wells.

 

TABLE 1 – SEPTEMBER TEXAS OIL AND GAS DRILLING PERMITS AND COMPLETIONS BY DISTRICT
RAILROAD COMMISSION DISTRICTPERMITS TO DRILL OIL/GAS HOLESOIL COMPLETIONSGAS COMPLETIONS
(1) SAN ANTONIO AREA 279 74 17
(2) REFUGIO AREA 113 43 17
(3) SOUTHEAST TEXAS 106 7 4
(4) DEEP SOUTH TEXAS 52 0 9
(5) EAST CENTRAL TX 18 3 15
(6) EAST TEXAS 48 4 34
(7B) WEST CENTRAL TX 80 24 1
(7C) SAN ANGELO AREA 152 70 7
(8) MIDLAND 497 298 1
(8A) LUBBOCK AREA 100 44 0
(9) NORTH TEXAS 136 47 49
(10) PANHANDLE 59 43 24
TABLE 2 – AUGUST TEXAS TOP TEN OIL AND GAS PRODUCING COUNTIES RANKED BY PRELIMINARY PRODUCTION
COUNTYCRUDE OIL (BBLS)COUNTYTOTAL GAS (MCF)
1. KARNES 2,898,709 1. TARRANT 68,834,683
2. ANDREWS 2,515,111 2. JOHNSON 35,805,511
3. GAINES 2,054,168 3. WEBB 22,146,679
4. ECTOR 1,856,991 4. PECOS 19,475,625
5. YOAKUM 1,761,818 5. PANOLA 19,105,458
6. LA SALLE 1,750,874 6. WISE 18,789,926
7. MIDLAND 1,730,888 7. DENTON 18,342,560
8. GONZALES 1,678,375 8. FREESTONE 15,601,750
9. UPTON 1,660,429 9. NACOGDOCHES 12,715,467
10. MARTIN 1,637,247 10. ZAPATA 11,585,580