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Texas Oil and Gas Production Statistics for September 2020

November 30, 2020

AUSTIN – Crude oil and natural gas production as reported to the Railroad Commission of Texas for September 2020 came from 168,740 oil wells and 84,707 gas wells.

The RRC reports that from October 2019 to September 2020, total Texas reported production was 1.5 billion barrels of crude oil and 10.4 trillion cubic feet of total gas. Crude oil production reported by the RRC is limited to oil produced from oil leases and does not include condensate, which is reported separately by the RRC.

For additional oil and gas production statistics, including the ranking of each Texas county by crude oil, total gas and condensate production, visit the RRC’s Monthly Oil & Gas Production web page.

TABLE 1 - SEPTEMBER 2020 STATEWIDE PRODUCTION*

PRODUCT

PRELIMINARY REPORTED TOTAL VOLUME

AVERAGE DAILY PRODUCTION

Crude Oil

104,320,582 BBLS (barrels)

3,477,353 BBLS

Natural Gas

744,787,914 mcf (thousand cubic feet)

24,826,264 mcf

* These are preliminary figures based on production volumes reported by operators and will be updated as late and corrected production reports are received.

 

TABLE 2 - SEPTEMBER 2019 STATEWIDE PRODUCTION

PRODUCT

UPDATED REPORTED TOTAL VOLUME

UPDATED AVERAGE DAILY PRODUCTION

PRELIMINARY REPORTED TOTAL VOLUME

PRELIMINARY AVERAGE DAILY PRODUCTION

Crude Oil

133,492,234 BBLS

4,449,741 BBLS

96,971,841 BBLS

3,232,395 BBLS

Natural Gas

895,597,169 mcf

29,853,239 mcf

702,422,497 mcf

23,414,083 mcf

 

TABLE 3  SEPTEMBER 2020 TEXAS TOP TEN CRUDE OIL PRODUCING COUNTIES RANKED BY PRELIMINARY PRODUCTION

RANK

COUNTY

CRUDE OIL (BBLS)

 1

MIDLAND

13,922,884

 2

MARTIN

9,687,753

 3

REEVES

7,230,594

 4

HOWARD

6,289,964

 5

UPTON

6,079,039

 6

KARNES

5,924,566

 7

LOVING

4,556,205

 8

GLASSCOCK

3,591,954

 9

WARD

3,499,466

 10

REAGAN

3,204,318

 

TABLE 4 – SEPTEMBER 2020 TEXAS TOP TEN TOTAL GAS (GAS WELL GAS & CASINGHEAD) PRODUCING COUNTIES RANKED BY PRELIMINARY PRODUCTION

RANK

COUNTY

TOTAL GAS (MCF)

 1

REEVES

83,556,497

 2

WEBB

47,071,351

 3

MIDLAND

47,045,022

 4

CULBERSON

32,943,400

 5

PANOLA

32,690,748

 6

LOVING

29,686,886

 7

TARRANT

25,866,086

 8

REAGAN

24,514,888

 9

UPTON

22,773,895

 10

KARNES

22,627,414

 
 

TABLE 5 – SEPTEMBER 2020 TEXAS TOP TEN TOTAL CONDENSATE PRODUCING COUNTIES RANKED BY PRELIMINARY PRODUCTION

RANK

COUNTY

CONDENSATE (BBLS)

 1

REEVES

5,720,042

 2

CULBERSON

3,053,086

 3

LOVING

2,913,001

 4

DE WITT

1,520,844

 5

KARNES

796,903

 6

WEBB

692,583

 7

WARD

345,409

 8

DIMMIT

321,291

 9

LIVE OAK

308,553

 10

MCMULLEN

201,634


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