Texas Monthly Oil and Gas Statistics - October 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.
|RAILROAD COMMISSION DISTRICT||PERMITS TO DRILL OIL/GAS HOLES||OIL COMPLETIONS||GAS 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|
|(8A) LUBBOCK AREA||100||44||0|
|(9) NORTH TEXAS||136||47||49|
|COUNTY||CRUDE OIL (BBLS)||COUNTY||TOTAL 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|