RRC Holiday Closure

In observance of the 4th of July Holiday, the Railroad Commission of Texas will be closed Monday, July 3 and Tuesday, July 4. The agency will reopen for business on Wednesday, July 5.

TEXAS MONTHLY OIL AND GAS STATISTICS

10/29/2014

SEPTEMBER PERMITS TO DRILL

The Railroad Commission of Texas issued a total of 3,013 original drilling permits in September 2014 compared to 1,531 in September 2013. The September total included 2,667 permits to drill new oil and gas wells, 49 to re-enter existing well bores and 297 for re-completions. Permits issued in September 2014 included 934 oil, 173 gas, 1,811 oil and gas, 82 injection, one service and 12 other permits.

AUGUST CRUDE OIL PRODUCTION

Texas preliminary August 2014 crude oil production averaged 2,232,400 barrels daily, up from the 1,796,244 barrels daily average of August 2013.

The preliminary Texas crude oil production figure for August 2014 is 69,204,407 barrels, up from 55,683,549 barrels reported during August 2013.

SEPTEMBER OIL AND GAS COMPLETIONS

In September 2014, operators reported 2,048 oil, 328 gas, 109 injection and seven other completions compared to 1,456 oil, 424 gas, 10 injection and three other completions in September 2013.

Total well completions for 2014 year to date are 23,149 up from 19,114 recorded during the same period in 2013.

Operators reported 342 holes plugged and one dry hole in September 2014 compared to 267 holes plugged and zero dry holes in September 2013.

AUGUST NATURAL GAS PRODUCTION

Texas oil and gas wells produced 621,505,586 Mcf (thousand cubic feet) of gas based upon preliminary production figures for August 2014 up from the August 2013 preliminary gas production total of 610,322,346 Mcf. Texas preliminary August total gas production averaged 20,048,567 Mcf (thousand cubic feet) a day.

Texas production in August 2014 came from 170,243 oil wells and 94,088 gas wells.

TABLE 1 SEPTEMBER TEXAS OIL AND GAS DRILLING PERMITS AND COMPLETIONS BY DISTRICT

RAILROAD COMMISSION DISTRICT

PERMITS TO DRILL OIL/GAS HOLES

OIL COMPLETIONS

GAS COMPLETIONS

(1) SAN ANTONIO AREA

463

151

96

(2) REFUGIO AREA

247

96

24

(3) SOUTHEAST TEXAS

184

71

27

(4) DEEP SOUTH TEXAS

100

11

11

(5) EAST CENTRAL TX

46

9

9

(6) EAST TEXAS

116

9

37

(7B) WEST CENTRAL TX

122

38

7

(7C) SAN ANGELO AREA

287

200

0

(8) MIDLAND

917

1,161

18

(8A) LUBBOCK AREA

198

139

0

(9) NORTH TEXAS

245

129

79

(10) PANHANDLE

88

34

20

TABLE 2 – AUGUST TEXAS TOP TEN OIL AND GAS PRODUCING COUNTIES RANKED BY PRELIMINARY PRODUCTION

COUNTY

CRUDE OIL (BBLS)

COUNTY

TOTAL GAS (MCF)

  1. KARNES

5,324,467

  1. TARRANT

54,754,677

  1. DE WITT

4,746,527

  1. WEBB

39,102,928

  1. LA SALLE

4,628,815

  1. PANOLA

27,660,498

  1. MCMULLEN

3,189,486

  1. JOHNSON

26,942,552

  1. ANDREWS

2,959,463

  1. DE WITT

23,521,975

  1. GONZALES

2,845,123

  1. DIMMIT

22,009,292

  1. UPTON

2,781,085

  1. WISE

21,037,620

      8.  DIMMIT

2,550,271

      8.  DENTON

17,937,526

  1. MARTIN

2,493,273

  1. KARNES

15,320,312

   10. MIDLAND

2,462,972

   10. WHEELER

14,903,412

 
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