Texas Oil and Gas Production Statistics for October 2015

12/21/2015

AUSTIN –– Production for October 2015 as reported to the Railroad Commission of Texas (Commission) is 74,686,442 barrels of crude oil and 636,226,447 MCF (thousand cubic feet) of total gas from oil and gas wells. These preliminary figures are based on production volumes reported by operators and will be updated as late and corrected production reports are received.  Production reported to the Commission for the same time period last year, October 2014, was: 68,675,991 barrels of crude oil preliminarily, updated to a current figure of 86,735,398 barrels; and 610,601,042 Mcf of total gas preliminarily, updated to a current figure of 742,625,520 Mcf.

The Commission reports that in the last 12 months, total Texas reported production was 1.009 billion barrels of crude oil and 8.4 trillion cubic feet of total gas. Crude oil production reported by the Commission is limited to oil produced from oil leases and does not include condensate, which is reported separately by the Commission.

Texas preliminary October 2015 crude oil production averaged 2,409,240 barrels daily, compared to the 2,215,355 barrels daily average of October 2014. 

Texas preliminary October 2015 total gas production averaged 20,523,434 Mcf (thousand cubic feet) a day, compared to the 19,696,808 Mcf daily average of October 2014. 

Texas production in October 2015 came from 182,319 oil wells and 94,363 gas wells.

For additional oil and gas production statistics, visit the Commission’s website at http://www.rrc.texas.gov/oil-gas/research-and-statistics/production-data/texas-monthly-oil-gas-production/.


TABLE 1
OCTOBER 2015 TEXAS TOP TEN OIL CRUDE OIL PRODUCING COUNTIES RANKED BY PRELIMINARY PRODUCTION

RANK

COUNTY

CRUDE OIL (BBLS)

    1.

KARNES

6,389,482

    2.

LA SALLE

4,356,415

    3.

DEWITT

3,936,081

    4.

MIDLAND

3,563,978

    5.

MARTIN

3,277,591

    6.

UPTON

3,274,125

    7.

MCMULLEN

3,163,668

    8.

ANDREWS

2,964,982

    9.

REEVES

2,717,046

  10.

GONZALES

2,674,758

 

TABLE 2 – OCTOBER 2015 TEXAS TOP TEN TOTAL GAS (GAS WELL GAS & CASINGHEAD) PRODUCING COUNTIES RANKED BY PRELIMINARY PRODUCTION

RANK

COUNTY

TOTAL GAS (MCF)

    1.

WEBB

58,677,044

    2.

TARRANT

47,319,082

    3.

PANOLA

24,603,347

    4.

DIMMIT

24,088,356

    5.

JOHNSON

21,643,167

    6.

KARNES

20,651,697

    7.

WISE

19,626,873

    8.

DEWITT

19,280,306

    9.

DENTON

17,486,424

  10.

LA SALLE

13,687,930

 

TABLE 3 – OCTOBER 2015 TEXAS TOP TEN TOTAL CONDENSATE PRODUCING COUNTIES RANKED BY PRELIMINARY PRODUCTION

RANK

COUNTY

CONDENSATE (BBLS)

    1.

DIMMIT

2,263,902

    2.

WEBB

1,393,645

    3.

KARNES

1,222,576

    4.

DEWITT

1,068,688

    5.

CULBERSON

671,103

    6.

LIVE OAK

594,414

    7.

REEVES

341,169

    8.

WHEELER

294,120

    9.

LA SALLE

270,660

  10.

LOVING

180,204

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