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Texas Oil and Gas Production Statistics for December 2023

AUSTIN –– Statewide and county crude oil and natural gas production for December 2023 reported in the tables below came from 162,725 oil wells and 86,164 gas wells.

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 full oil and gas production statistics, you can visit the links below.

Statewide totals: https://www.rrc.texas.gov/oil-and-gas/research-and-statistics/production-data/texas-monthly-oil-gas-production/

County rankings: https://www.rrc.texas.gov/oil-and-gas/research-and-statistics/production-data/texas-monthly-oil-gas-production-by-county-ranking/

TABLE 1 - December 2023 STATEWIDE PRODUCTION*

PRODUCT

PRELIMINARY REPORTED TOTAL VOLUME

AVERAGE DAILY PRODUCTION

Crude Oil

110,727,499 BBLS (barrels)

3,571,855 BBLS

Natural Gas

847,732,706 mcf (thousand cubic feet)

27,346,216 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 - December 2022 STATEWIDE PRODUCTION

PRODUCT

UPDATED REPORTED TOTAL VOLUME

PRELIMINARY REPORTED TOTAL VOLUME

Crude Oil

134,959,762 BBLS

104,363,178 BBLS

Natural Gas

981,638,738 mcf

813,655,568 mcf

 

TABLE 3 December 2023 TEXAS TOP TEN CRUDE OIL PRODUCING COUNTIES RANKED BY PRELIMINARY PRODUCTION

RANK

COUNTY

CRUDE OIL (BBLS)

1.

MARTIN

16,553,768

2.

MIDLAND

16,473,470

3.

HOWARD

7,466,556

4.

UPTON

6,873,053

5.

KARNES

5,997,097

6.

LOVING

4,650,444

7.

REAGAN

4,108,931

8.

GLASSCOCK

3,918,763

9.

REEVES

3,835,537

10.

ANDREWS

3,321,373


TABLE 4 – December 2023 TEXAS TOP TEN TOTAL GAS (GAS WELL GAS & CASINGHEAD) PRODUCING COUNTIES RANKED BY PRELIMINARY PRODUCTION

RANK

COUNTY

TOTAL GAS (MCF)

1.

REEVES

79,245,374

2.

MIDLAND

65,312,124

3.

WEBB

63,681,751

4.

PANOLA

52,230,296

5.

MARTIN

43,699,430

6.

HARRISON

38,037,998

7.

CULBERSON

36,460,608

8.

LOVING

34,248,116

9.

UPTON

28,318,521

10.

HOWARD

26,780,286

 

TABLE 5 – December 2023 TEXAS TOP TEN TOTAL CONDENSATE PRODUCING COUNTIES RANKED BY PRELIMINARY PRODUCTION

RANK

COUNTY

CONDENSATE (BBLS)

1.

REEVES

6,402,163

2.

LOVING

3,847,302

3.

CULBERSON

3,641,108

4.

WEBB

1,204,804

5.

KARNES

1,191,476

6.

DE WITT

1,150,700

7.

DIMMIT

690,427

8.

LIVE OAK

416,525

9.

WARD

359,647

10.

LA SALLE

299,957

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