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Texas Monthly Oil and Gas Statistics

11/26/2013

OCTOBER PERMITS TO DRILL

The Commission issued a total of 1,735 original drilling permits in October 2013 compared to 1,873 in October 2012. The October total included 1,517 permits to drill new oil and gas wells, 22 to re-enter existing well bores, and 196 for re-completions. Permits issued in October 2013 included 547 oil, 92 gas, 1,025 oil and gas, 57 injection, three service and 11 other permits.

SEPTEMBER CRUDE OIL PRODUCTION

Texas preliminary September 2013 crude oil production averaged 1,796,784 barrels daily, up from the 1,343,569 barrels daily average of September 2012.

The preliminary Texas crude oil production figure for September 2013 is 53,903,512 barrels, up from 40,307,058 barrels reported during September 2012..

OCTOBER OIL AND GAS COMPLETIONS

In October 2013, operators reported 1,758 oil, 493 gas, 64 injection and three other completions compared to 1,059 oil, 257 gas, 32 injection and four other completions in October 2012.

Total well completions for 2013 year to date are 21,432 up from 12,188 recorded during the same period in 2012.

Operators reported 408 holes plugged and zero dry holes in October 2013 compared to 605 holes plugged and two dry holes in October 2012.

SEPTEMBER NATURAL GAS PRODUCTION

Texas oil and gas wells produced 577,607,649 Mcf (thousand cubic feet) of gas based upon preliminary production figures for September 2013 up from the September 2012 preliminary gas production total of 529,633,737 Mcf. Texas preliminary September total gas production averaged 19,253,588 Mcf (thousand cubic feet) a day.

Texas production in September 2013 came from 153,161 oil wells and 91,017 gas wells.

TABLE 1 – OCTOBER TEXAS OIL AND GAS DRILLING PERMITS AND COMPLETIONS BY DISTRICT
RAILROAD COMMISSION DISTRICTPERMITS TO DRILL OIL/GAS HOLESOIL COMPLETIONSGAS COMPLETIONS
(1) SAN ANTONIO AREA 338 159 90
(2) REFUGIO AREA 188 92 46
(3) SOUTHEAST TEXAS 67 69 10
(4) DEEP SOUTH TEXAS 47 4 115
(5) EAST CENTRAL TX 40 3 3
(6) EAST TEXAS 51 18 32
(7B) WEST CENTRAL TX 79 60 6
(7C) SAN ANGELO AREA 125 114 1
(8) MIDLAND 452 1,133 10
(8A) LUBBOCK AREA 113 22 0
(9) NORTH TEXAS 158 71 130
(10) PANHANDLE 77 13 50
TABLE 2 – SEPTEMBER TEXAS TOP TEN OIL AND GAS PRODUCING COUNTIES RANKED BY PRELIMINARY PRODUCTION
COUNTYCRUDE OIL (BBLS)COUNTYTOTAL GAS (MCF)
1. KARNES 4,598,050 1. TARRANT 61,994,163
2. LA SALLE 3,450,314 2. WEBB 32,569,888
3. GONZALES 3,161,766 3. JOHNSON 31,246,136
4. DE WITT 2,586,558 4. PANOLA 23,260,333
5. ANDREWS 2,526,491 5. WISE 20,705,499
6. DIMMIT 2,097,098 6. DENTON 18,036,133
7. ECTOR 1,968,742 7. WHEELER 16,910,907
8. GAINES 1,918,606 8. DE WITT 14,672,760
9. MARTIN 1,873,352 9. FREESTONE 13,772,718
10. MCMULLEN 1,837,160 10. DIMMIT 13,419,909