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Texas Monthly Oil and Gas Statistics

12/23/2013

 NOVEMBER PERMITS TO DRILL

The Commission issued a total of 1,559 original drilling permits in November 2013 compared to 1,586 in November 2012. The November total included 1,381 permits to drill new oil and gas wells, 30 to re-enter existing well bores, and 148 for re-completions. Permits issued in November 2013 included 439 oil, 87 gas, 961 oil and gas, 49 injection, four service and 19 other permits.

OCTOBER CRUDE OIL PRODUCTION

Texas preliminary October 2013 crude oil production averaged 1,758,780 barrels daily, up from the 1,328,323 barrels daily average of October 2012.

The preliminary Texas crude oil production figure for October 2013 is 54,522,194 barrels, up from 41,178,007 barrels reported during October 2012.

NOVEMBER OIL AND GAS COMPLETIONS

In November 2013, operators reported 1,625 oil,167 gas, 84 injection and three other completions compared to 1,486 oil, 279 gas, 41 injection and three other completions in November 2012.

Total well completions for 2013 year to date are 23,311 up from 13,997 recorded during the same period in 2012.

Operators reported 431 holes plugged and zero dry holes in November 2013 compared to 385 holes plugged and three dry holes in November 2012.

OCTOBER NATURAL GAS PRODUCTION

Texas oil and gas wells produced 576,413,317 Mcf (thousand cubic feet) of gas based upon preliminary production figures for October 2013 up from the October 2012 preliminary gas production total of 528,495,674 Mcf. Texas preliminary October total gas production averaged 18,593,978 Mcf (thousand cubic feet) a day.

Texas production in October 2013 came from 147,771 oil wells and 86,733 gas wells.
TABLE 1 – OCTOBER TEXAS OIL AND GAS DRILLING PERMITS AND COMPLETIONS BY DISTRICT
RAILROAD COMMISSION DISTRICTPERMITS TO DRILL OIL/GAS HOLESOIL COMPLETIONSGAS COMPLETIONS
(1) SAN ANTONIO AREA 259 172 61
(2) REFUGIO AREA 121 36 11
(3) SOUTHEAST TEXAS 75 24 1
(4) DEEP SOUTH TEXAS 39 1 31
(5) EAST CENTRAL TX 11 3 5
(6) EAST TEXAS 53 10 8
(7B) WEST CENTRAL TX 77 35 0
(7C) SAN ANGELO AREA 139 330 3
(8) MIDLAND 429 943 9
(8A) LUBBOCK AREA 153 14 0
(9) NORTH TEXAS 135 46 20
(10) PANHANDLE 68 11 18
TABLE 2 – SEPTEMBER TEXAS TOP TEN OIL AND GAS PRODUCING COUNTIES RANKED BY PRELIMINARY PRODUCTION
COUNTYCRUDE OIL (BBLS)COUNTYTOTAL GAS (MCF)
1. KARNES 4,263,160 1. TARRANT 63,457,197
2. LA SALLE 3,649,780 2. JOHNSON 31,916,995
3. GONZALES 3,232,963 3. WEBB 29,784,650
4. ANDREWS 2,718,606 4. PANOLA 24,173,146
5. DE WITT 2,452,828 5. WISE 21,374,038
6. ECTOR 2,164,819 6. DENTON 18,261,318
7. UPTON 2,037,836 7. WHEELER 16,036,793
8. MCMULLEN 2,025,173 8. DE WITT 14,817,252
9. MARTIN 1,997,670 9. FREESTONE 13,608,773
10. DIMMIT 1,896,021 10. DIMMIT 13,110,593