Texas Monthly Oil and Gas Statistics - December 28, 2012
NOVEMBER PERMITS TO DRILL
The Commission issued a total of 1,586 original drilling permits in November 2012 compared to 1,878 in November 2011. The November total included 1,416 permits to drill new oil and gas wells, 33 to re-enter existing well bores, and 137 for re-completions. Permits issued in November 2012 included 446 oil, 127 gas, 941 oil and gas, 57 injection, two service and 13 other permits.
OCTOBER CRUDE OIL PRODUCTION
Texas preliminary October 2012 crude oil production averaged 1,328,323 barrels daily, up from the 996,583 barrels daily average of October 2011.
The preliminary Texas crude oil production figure for October 2012 is 41,178,007 barrels, up from 30,894,077 barrels reported during October 2011.
NOVEMBER OIL AND GAS COMPLETIONS
In November 2012, operators reported 1,486 oil, 279 gas, 41 injection and three other completions compared to 674 oil, 305 gas, 45 injection and one other completion in November 2011.
Total well completions for 2012 year to date are 13,997 up from 7,924 recorded during the same period in 2011.
Operators reported 385 holes plugged and three dry holes in November 2012 compared to 189 holes plugged and zero dry holes in November 2011.
OCTOBER NATURAL GAS PRODUCTION
Texas oil and gas wells produced 528,495,674 Mcf (thousand cubic feet) of gas based upon preliminary production figures for October 2012 down from the October 2011 preliminary gas production total of 530,931,972 Mcf. Texas preliminary October total gas production averaged 17,048,247 Mcf (thousand cubic feet) a day.
Texas production in October 2012 came from 132,073 oil wells and 84,302 gas wells.
|RAILROAD COMMISSION DISTRICT||PERMITS TO DRILL OIL/GAS HOLES||OIL COMPLETIONS||GAS COMPLETIONS|
|(1) SAN ANTONIO AREA||273||146||30|
|(2) REFUGIO AREA||112||68||16|
|(3) SOUTHEAST TEXAS||82||35||18|
|(5) EAST CENTRAL TX||21||4||10|
|(7B) WEST CENTRAL TX||55||117||20|
|(7C) SAN ANGELO AREA||176||178||1|
|(8A) LUBBOCK AREA||77||72||0|
|(9) NORTH TEXAS||158||59||57|
|COUNTY||CRUDE OIL (BBLS)||COUNTY||TOTAL GAS (MCF)|
|1. ANDREWS||2,556,141||1. TARRANT||68,152,349|
|2. KARNES||2,276,252||2. JOHNSON||34,965,340|
|3. GAINES||2,048,101||3. WEBB||20,925,442|
|4. ECTOR||1,994,692||4. PECOS||20,604,677|
|5. GONZALES||1,863,370||5. WISE||18,456,135|
|6. YOAKUM||1,775,952||6. DENTON||17,971,375|
|7. LA SALLE||1,773,155||7. PANOLA||17,089,926|
|8. UPTON||1,753,824||8. FREESTONE||15,261,200|
|9. MIDLAND||1,731,208||9. NACOGDOCHES||13,791,137|
|10. MARTIN||1,647,433||10. ZAPATA||10,817,539|