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Texas Drilling Permits and Completions Statistics for November 2016
AUSTIN –– The Railroad Commission of Texas (Commission) issued a total of 673 original drilling permits in November 2016 compared to 687 in November 2015. The November total included 581 permits to drill new oil or gas wells, 10 to re-enter plugged well bores and 82 for re-completions of existing well bores. The breakdown of well types for those permits issued November 2016 included 145 oil, 38 gas, 449 oil or gas, 36 injection, zero service and five other permits.
In November 2016, Commission staff processed 342 oil, 151 gas, 24 injection and one other completions compared to 776 oil, 150 gas, 35 injection and four other completions in November 2015. Total well completions for 2016 year to date are 9,923 down from 18,510 recorded during the same period in 2015.
According to Baker Hughes Inc., the Texas rig count as of December 2 was 286, representing about 48 percent of all active rigs in the United States.
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