Texas Oil and Gas Production Statistics for September 2015

11/18/2015

AUSTIN –– Production for September 2015 as reported to the Railroad Commission of Texas (Commission) is 72,849,838 barrels of crude oil and 620,188,919 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, September 2014, was: 65,824,450 barrels of crude oil preliminarily, updated to a current figure of 82,786,181 barrels; and 595,603,581 Mcf of total gas preliminarily, updated to a current figure of 712,717,634 Mcf.

The Commission reports that in the last 12 months, total Texas reported production was 1.008 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 September 2015 crude oil production averaged 2,428,328 barrels daily, compared to the 2,194,148 barrels daily average of September 2014.

Texas preliminary September 2015 total gas production averaged 20,672,964 Mcf (thousand cubic feet) a day, compared to the 19,853,453 Mcf daily average of September 2014.

Texas production in September 2015 came from 181,179 oil wells and 95,834 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
SEPTEMBER 2015 TEXAS TOP TEN OIL CRUDE OIL PRODUCING COUNTIES RANKED BY PRELIMINARY PRODUCTION

RANK

COUNTY

CRUDE OIL (BBLS)

    1.

KARNES

6,148,235

    2.

LA SALLE

4,360,776

    3.

DEWITT

4,040,054

    4.

MIDLAND

3,207,440

    5.

MCMULLEN

3,200,733

    6.

UPTON

3,147,206

    7.

ANDREWS

3,043,570

    8.

MARTIN

2,875,497

    9.

GONZALES

2,852,287

  10.

REEVES

2,484,584


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

RANK

COUNTY

TOTAL GAS (MCF)

    1.

WEBB

55,039,138

    2.

TARRANT

44,847,974

    3.

PANOLA

25,244,536

    4.

DIMMIT

23,507,205

    5.

JOHNSON

21,055,724

    6.

KARNES

20,425,146

    7.

DEWITT

20,040,396

    8.

WISE

18,039,390

    9.

LA SALLE

17,164,698

  10.

DENTON

15,782,656


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

RANK

COUNTY

CONDENSATE (BBLS)

    1.

DIMMIT

2,219,686

    2.

WEBB

1,309,361

    3.

KARNES

1,280,560

    4.

DEWITT

1,100,501

    5.

CULBERSON

675,448

    6.

LIVE OAK

611,157

    7.

REEVES

368,246

    8.

LA SALLE

350,827

    9.

MCMULLEN

280,144

  10.

WHEELER

233,850

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