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TEXAS MONTHLY OIL AND GAS STATISTICS

12/28/2011

NOVEMBER PERMITS TO DRILL

The Commission issued a total of 1,878 original drilling permits in November 2011 compared to 1,454 in November 2010.  The November total included 1,711 permits to drill new oil and gas wells, 34 to re-enter existing well bores, and 133 for re-completions.  Permits issued in November 2011 included 590 oil, 231 gas, 1,003 oil and gas, 44 injection, one service and nine other permits.

OCTOBER CRUDE OIL PRODUCTION

Texas preliminary October 2011 crude oil production averaged 996,583 barrels daily, up from the 908,436 barrels daily average of October 2010.

The preliminary Texas crude oil production figure for October 2011 is 30,894,077 barrels, up from 28,161,530 barrels reported during October 2010.

NOVEMBER OIL AND GAS COMPLETIONS

In November 2011, operators reported 674 oil, 305 gas, 45 injection and one other completion compared to 333 oil, 242 gas, 25 injection and one other completion November 2010.

Total well completions for 2011 year to date are 7,924 down from 9,324 recorded during the same period in 2010.

Operators reported 189 holes plugged and zero dry holes in November 2011 compared to 557 holes plugged and one dry hole in November 2010.

OCTOBER NATURAL GAS PRODUCTION

Texas oil and gas wells produced 530,931,972 Mcf (thousand cubic feet) of gas based upon preliminary production figures for October 2011 down from the October 2010 preliminary gas production total of 559,945,639 Mcf.

Texas production in October 2011 came from 134,379 oil wells and 88,110 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 322 65 13
(2) REFUGIO AREA 123 41 13
(3) SOUTHEAST TEXAS 99 10 21
(4) DEEP SOUTH TEXAS 55 14 17
(5) EAST CENTRAL TX 28 3 27
(6) EAST TEXAS 55 6 24
(7B) WEST CENTRAL TX 68 39 5
(7C) SAN ANGELO AREA 151 79 5
(8) MIDLAND 574 315 2
(8A) LUBBOCK AREA 86 41 2
(9) NORTH TEXAS 222 48 172
(10) PANHANDLE 95 13 4
TABLE 2 – OCTOBER TEXAS TOP TEN OIL AND GAS PRODUCING COUNTIES RANKED BY PRELIMINARY PRODUCTION
COUNTYCRUDE OIL (BBLS)COUNTYTOTAL GAS (MCF)
1. ANDREWS 2,330,037 1. TARRANT 62,156,352
2. GAINES 2,132,524 2. JOHNSON 39,377,943
3. YOAKUM 1,789,147 3. PECOS 22,431,651
4. ECTOR 1,509,924 4. DENTON 19,686,035
5. MIDLAND 1,467,282 5. WISE 19,189,762
6. UPTON 1,448,646 6. PANOLA 19,141,383
7. MARTIN 1,316,114 7. FREESTONE 17,776,725
8. HOCKLEY 1,272,364 8. WEBB 17,588,095
9. SCURRY 1,233,354 9. ZAPATA 14,031,430
10. WARD 858,871 10. ROBERTSON 13,300,476