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TEXAS MONTHLY OIL AND GAS STATISTICS

11/29/2010

OCTOBER PERMITS TO DRILL

The Commission issued a total of 1,515 original drilling permits in October 2010 compared to 1,003 in October 2009. The October total included 1,302 permits to drill new oil and gas wells, 39 to re-enter existing well bores, and 174 for re-completions. Permits issued in October 2010 included 398 oil, 196 gas, 887 oil and gas, 22 injection, one service and 11 other permits.

SEPTEMBER CRUDE OIL PRODUCTION

Texas preliminary September 2010 crude oil production averaged 938,457 barrels daily, up from the 897,156 barrels daily average of September 2009.

The preliminary Texas crude oil production figure for September 2010 is 28,153,714 barrels, up from 26,914,676 barrels reported during September 2009.

OCTOBER OIL AND GAS COMPLETIONS

In October 2010, operators reported 451 oil, 259 gas, 38 injection and one other completion compared to 477 oil, 575 gas, 63 injection and four other completions during October 2009.

Total well completions for 2010 year to date are 8,723 down from 13,575 recorded during the same period in 2009.

Operators reported 740 holes plugged and one dry hole in October 2010 compared to 469 holes plugged and four dry holes in October 2009. 

SEPTEMBER NATURAL GAS PRODUCTION

Texas oil and gas wells produced 553,183,240 Mcf (thousand cubic feet) of gas based upon preliminary production figures for September 2010 up from the September preliminary gas production total of 533,618,142.

Texas production in September 2010 came from 140,331 oil wells and 91,160 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 103 15 5
(2) REFUGIO AREA 100 12 29
(3) SOUTHEAST TEXAS 76 36 5
(4) DEEP SOUTH TEXAS 40 2 17
(5) EAST CENTRAL TX 36 4 23
(6) EAST TEXAS 60 3 26
(7B) WEST CENTRAL TX 81 22 3
(7C) SAN ANGELO AREA 156 60 56
(8) MIDLAND 460 224 5
5(8A) LUBBOCK AREA 78 32 2
(9) NORTH TEXAS 260 36 70
(10) PANHANDLE 65 5 18
TABLE 2 – SEPTEMBER TEXAS TOP TEN OIL AND GAS PRODUCING COUNTIES RANKED BY PRELIMINARY PRODUCTION
COUNTYCRUDE OIL (BBLS)COUNTYTOTAL GAS (MCF)
1. GAINES 2,036,266 1. TARRANT 55,393,962
2. YOAKUM 1,807,320 2. JOHNSON 42,220,913
3. ECTOR 1,799,857 3. PECOS 23,930,854
4. ANDREWS 1,741,985 4. PANOLA 22,246,174
5. UPTON 1,372,221 5. FREESTONE 19,847,552
6. HOCKLEY 1,326,658 6. WISE 18,645,074
7. SCURRY 1,188,020 7. DENTON 18,520,505
8. MIDLAND 1,165,854 8. ZAPATA 17,843,437
9. MARTIN 932,845 9. ROBERTSON 16,425,519
10. PECOS 861,193 10. WEBB 15,261,762