Due to inclement weather The Railroad Commission of Texas' Austin, Houston, Kilgore, and San Antonio district offices will be closed Tuesday 1/16/2018. The San Angelo district office will have a delayed opening of 10am. The Corpus Christi district office will close at 12pm today. Please monitor this website for further updates.
Texas Drilling Permits and Completions Statistics for November 2017
AUSTIN –– The Railroad Commission of Texas (Commission) issued a total of 1,187 original drilling permits in November 2017 compared to 673 in November 2016. The November total included 955 permits to drill new oil or gas wells, 11 to re-enter plugged well bores and 221 for re-completions of existing well bores. The breakdown of well types for those permits issued November 2017 included 358 oil, 66 gas, 682 oil or gas, 57 injection, zero service and 24 other permits.
In November 2017, Commission staff processed 388 oil, 74 gas, 29 injection and one other completions compared to 342 oil, 151 gas, 24 injection and one other completions in November 2016. Total well completions processed for 2017 year to date are 6,291; down from 9,923 recorded during the same period in 2016.
According to Baker Hughes Inc., the Texas rig count as of December 8 was 459, representing about 49 percent of all active rigs in the United States.
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