TEXAS MONTHLY OIL AND GAS STATISTICS

12/23/2014

NOVEMBER PERMITS TO DRILL

The Railroad Commission of Texas issued a total of 1,508 original drilling permits in November 2014 compared to 1,559 in November 2013. The November total included 1,376 permits to drill new oil and gas wells, 23 to re-enter existing well bores, and 109 for re-completions. Permits issued in November 2014 included 376 oil, 76 gas, 977 oil and gas, 69 injection, two service and eight other permits.

OCTOBER CRUDE OIL PRODUCTION

Texas preliminary October 2014 crude oil production averaged 2,215,355 barrels daily, up from the 1,758,780 barrels daily average of October 2013.

The preliminary Texas crude oil production figure for October 2014 is 68,675,991 barrels, up from 54,522,194 barrels reported during October 2013.

NOVEMBER OIL AND GAS COMPLETIONS

In November 2014, operators reported 1,570 oil, 380 gas, 36 injection and five other completions compared to 1,625 oil, 167 gas, 84 injection and three other completions in November 2013.

Total well completions for 2014 year to date are 27,595 up from 23,311 recorded during the same period in 2013.

Operators reported 1,069 holes plugged and zero dry holes in November 2014 compared to 431 holes plugged and zero dry holes in November 2013.

OCTOBER NATURAL GAS PRODUCTION

Texas oil and gas wells produced 610,601,042 Mcf (thousand cubic feet) of gas based upon preliminary production figures for October 2014 up from the October 2013 preliminary gas production total of 576,413,317 Mcf. Texas preliminary October total gas production averaged 19,696,808 Mcf (thousand cubic feet) a day.

Texas production in October 2014 came from 162,224 oil wells and 89,802 gas wells.

TABLE 1NOVEMBER TEXAS OIL AND GAS DRILLING PERMITS AND COMPLETIONS BY DISTRICT

RAILROAD COMMISSION DISTRICT

PERMITS TO DRILL OIL/GAS HOLES

OIL COMPLETIONS

GAS COMPLETIONS

(1) SAN ANTONIO AREA

233

112

76

(2) REFUGIO AREA

186

49

36

(3) SOUTHEAST TEXAS

79

103

40

(4) DEEP SOUTH TEXAS

28

16

68

(5) EAST CENTRAL TX

21

7

4

(6) EAST TEXAS

41

13

21

(7B) WEST CENTRAL TX

41

37

5

(7C) SAN ANGELO AREA

122

111

4

(8) MIDLAND

529

918

16

(8A) LUBBOCK AREA

40

63

0

(9) NORTH TEXAS

118

81

84

(10) PANHANDLE

70

60

26


TABLE 2
OCTOBER TEXAS TOP TEN OIL AND GAS PRODUCING COUNTIES RANKED BY PRELIMINARY PRODUCTION

COUNTY

CRUDE OIL (BBLS)

COUNTY

TOTAL GAS (MCF)

  1. KARNES

6,117,869

  1. TARRANT

55,258,565

  1. LA SALLE

4,757,866

  1. WEBB

46,108,800

  1. DE WITT

3,445,796

  1. PANOLA

28,517,919

  1. GONZALES

3,096,872

  1. JOHNSON

25,902,985

  1. MCMULLEN

3,031,155

  1. DIMMIT

22,383,245

  1. ANDREWS

2,883,750

  1. WISE

20,853,388

  1. UPTON

2,764,099

  1. DENTON

18,159,557

     8.  MARTIN

2,636,683

      8.  DE WITT

18,034,659

  1. MIDLAND

2,531,111

  1. KARNES

16,763,623

   10. DIMMIT

2,512,754

    10. WHEELER

13,955,978

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