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TEXAS MONTHLY OIL AND GAS STATISTICS

12/28/2010

NOVEMBER PERMITS TO DRILL

The Commission issued a total of 1,454 original drilling permits in November 2010 compared to 1,092 in November 2009.  The November total included 1,212 permits to drill new oil and gas wells, 31 to re-enter existing well bores, and 211 for re-completions.  Permits issued in November 2010 included 348 oil, 196 gas, 850 oil and gas, 43 injection, 10 service and seven other permits.

OCTOBER CRUDE OIL PRODUCTION

Texas preliminary October 2010 crude oil production averaged 908,436 barrels daily, up from the 899,419 barrels daily average of October 2009.

The preliminary Texas crude oil production figure for October 2010 is 28,161,530 barrels, up from 27,881,978 barrels reported during October 2009.

NOVEMBER OIL AND GAS COMPLETIONS

In November 2010, operators reported 333 oil, 242 gas, 25 injection and one other completion compared to 459 oil, 486 gas, 60 injection and one other completion during November 2009.

Total well completions for 2010 year to date are 9,324 down from 14,580 recorded during the same period in 2009.

Operators reported 557 holes plugged and one dry hole in November 2010 compared to 426 holes plugged and zero dry holes in November 2009.

OCTOBER NATURAL GAS PRODUCTION

Texas oil and gas wells produced 559,945,639 Mcf (thousand cubic feet) of gas based upon preliminary production figures for October 2010 down from the October preliminary gas production total of 579,920,557.

Texas production in October 2010 came from 137,832 oil wells and 89,698 gas wells.

 

TABLE 1 – NOVEMBER TEXAS OIL AND GAS DRILLING PERMITS AND COMPLETIONS BY DISTRICT
RAILROAD COMMISSION DISTRICTPERMITS TO DRILL OIL/GAS HOLESOIL COMPLETIONSGAS COMPLETIONS
(1) SAN ANTONIO AREA 90 7 20
(2) REFUGIO AREA 107 23 19
(3) SOUTHEAST TEXAS 82 20 25
(4) DEEP SOUTH TEXAS 52 2 35
(5) EAST CENTRAL TX 34 2 21
(6) EAST TEXAS 77 1 16
(7B) WEST CENTRAL TX 77 10 0
(7C) SAN ANGELO AREA 122 12 7
(8) MIDLAND 397 167 11
(8A) LUBBOCK AREA 118 38 0
(9) NORTH TEXAS 228 44 67
(10) PANHANDLE 70 7 21
TABLE 2 – OCTOBER TEXAS TOP TEN OIL AND GAS PRODUCING COUNTIES RANKED BY PRELIMINARY PRODUCTION
COUNTYCRUDE OIL (BBLS)COUNTYTOTAL GAS (MCF)
1. GAINES 2,027,114 1. TARRANT 55,294,251
2. ANDREWS 1,926,967 2. JOHNSON 43,288,282
3. ECTOR 1,869,583 3. PECOS 22,615,898
4. YOAKUM 1,865,889 4. PANOLA 20,616,016
5. UPTON 1,246,937 5. FREESTONE 20,169,547
6. SCURRY 1,210,606 6. DENTON 19,762,536
7. MIDLAND 1,124,873 7. WISE 19,242,687
8. HOCKLEY 1,122,791 8. ZAPATA 16,569,485
9. MARTIN 981,775 9. WEBB 15,254,745
10. PECOS 879,207 10. ROBERTSON 15,247,939