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TEXAS MONTHLY OIL AND GAS STATISTICS

11/29/2011

OCTOBER PERMITS TO DRILL

The Commission issued a total of 1,771 original drilling permits in October 2011 compared to 1,515 in October 2010. The October total included 1,567 permits to drill new oil and gas wells, 57 to re-enter existing well bores, and 147 for re-completions. Permits issued in October 2011 included 481 oil, 179 gas, 1,025 oil and gas, 74 injection, one service and 11 other permits.

SEPTEMBER CRUDE OIL PRODUCTION

Texas preliminary September 2011 crude oil production averaged 1,011,001 barrels daily, up from the 938,457 barrels daily average of September 2010.

The preliminary Texas crude oil production figure for September 2011 is 30,330,018 barrels, up from 28,153,714 barrels reported during September 2010.

OCTOBER OIL AND GAS COMPLETIONS

In October 2011, operators reported 704 oil, 229 gas, 22 injection and one other completion compared to 451 oil, 259 gas, 38 injection and one other completion October 2010.

Total well completions for 2011 year to date are 6,900 down from 8,723 recorded during the same period in 2010.

Operators reported 863 holes plugged and zero dry holes in October 2011 compared to 740 holes plugged and one dry hole in October 2010.

SEPTEMBER NATURAL GAS PRODUCTION

Texas oil and gas wells produced 527,116,072 Mcf (thousand cubic feet) of gas based upon preliminary production figures for September 2011 down from the September 2010 preliminary gas production total of 553,183,240 Mcf.

Texas production in September 2011 came from 142,603 oil wells and 90,804 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 282 73 20
(2) REFUGIO AREA 103 20 21
(3) SOUTHEAST TEXAS 104 22 0
(4) DEEP SOUTH TEXAS 45 1 20
(5) EAST CENTRAL TX 26 1 13
(6) EAST TEXAS 65 4 31
(7B) WEST CENTRAL TX 79 20 3
(7C) SAN ANGELO AREA 161 45 4
(8) MIDLAND 483 384 2
(8A) LUBBOCK AREA 135 55 0
(9) NORTH TEXAS 220 66 106
(10) PANHANDLE 68 13 9
TABLE 2 – SEPTEMBER TEXAS TOP TEN OIL AND GAS PRODUCING COUNTIES RANKED BY PRELIMINARY PRODUCTION
COUNTYCRUDE OIL (BBLS)COUNTYTOTAL GAS (MCF)
1. ANDREWS 2,266,945 1. TARRANT 59,103,209
2. GAINES 2,036,465 2. JOHNSON 38,063,986
3. ECTOR 1,884,450 3. PECOS 21,683,754
4. YOAKUM 1,730,813 4. WEBB 20,493,188
5. UPTON 1,463,124 5. DENTON 19,606,656
6. MIDLAND 1,388,716 6. WISE 18,298,675
7. HOCKLEY 1,266,621 7. PANOLA 17,829,149
8. MARTIN 1,262,405 8. FREESTONE 17,563,927
9. SCURRY 1,195,589 9. ZAPATA 13,828,093
10. PECOS 811,418 10. ROBERTSON 13,090,949