Texas Drilling Permits and Completions Statistics for June 2021

July 09, 2021

AUSTIN – The Railroad Commission of Texas issued a total of 739 original drilling permits in June 2021 compared to 312 in June 2020. The June 2021 total includes 638 permits to drill new oil or gas wells, seven to re-enter plugged well bores, and 84 for re-completions of existing well bores.

The breakdown of well types for original drilling permits in June 2021 is 171 oil, 37 gas, 501 oil or gas, 24 injection, and six other permits.

In June 2021, Commission staff processed 507 oil, 158 gas and 128 injection completions for new drills, re-entries and re-completions, compared to 1,031 oil, 300 gas, and 371 injection completions in June 2020.

Total well completions processed for 2021 year-to-date for new drills, re-entries and re-completions are 4,155 compared to 7,930 recorded during the same period in 2020.

Detailed data on drilling permits and well completions for the month can be found at this link:

https://www.rrc.texas.gov/oil-and-gas/research-and-statistics/drilling-information/monthly-drilling-completion-and-plugging-summaries/

TABLE 1 JUNE 2021 TEXAS OIL AND GAS NEW DRILLING PERMITS AND COMPLETIONS BY RAILROAD COMMISSION OF TEXAS DISTRICT*

DISTRICT

PERMITS TO DRILL NEW OIL/GAS HOLES

NEW OIL COMPLETIONS

NEW GAS COMPLETIONS

(1) SAN ANTONIO AREA

40

30

14

(2) REFUGIO AREA

25

38

42

(3) SOUTHEAST TEXAS

21

17

7

(4) DEEP SOUTH TEXAS

12

0

2

(5) EAST CENTRAL TX

2

0

0

(6) EAST TEXAS

14

3

11

(7B) WEST CENTRAL TX

14

9

0

(7C) SAN ANGELO AREA

48

60

0

(8) MIDLAND

416

278

40

(8A) LUBBOCK AREA

17

4

0

(9) NORTH TEXAS

19

5

15

(10) PANHANDLE

10

0

7

TOTAL

638

444

138

*A district map is available on the Railroad Commission of Texas website at https://rrc.texas.gov/media/3bkhbut0/districts_color_8x11.pdf.


About the Railroad Commission:
Our mission is to serve Texas by our stewardship of natural resources and the environment, our concern for personal and community safety, and our support of enhanced development and economic vitality for the benefit of Texans. The Commission has a long and proud history of service to both Texas and to the nation, including almost 100 years regulating the oil and gas industry. The Commission also has jurisdiction over alternative fuels safety, natural gas utilities, surface mining and intrastate pipelines. Established in 1891, the Railroad Commission of Texas is the oldest regulatory agency in the state. To learn more, please visit http://www.rrc.texas.gov/about-us/.