Texas Oil and Gas Production Statistics for December 2018

03/08/2019

AUSTIN –– Crude oil and natural gas production as reported to the Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC) for December 2018 came from 179,434 oil wells and 89,562 gas wells.

The RRC reports that from January 2018 to December 2018, total Texas reported production was 1.281 billion barrels of crude oil and 8.6 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 Commission’s website at http://www.rrc.texas.gov/oil-gas/research-and-statistics/production-data/texas-monthly-oil-gas-production/.


TABLE 1  DECEMBER 2018 STATEWIDE PRODUCTION*

PRODUCT

TOTAL

Crude Oil

90,233,019 barrels

Natural Gas

647,320,468 mcf (thousand cubic feet)

* 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 – AVERAGE DAILY PRODUCTION**

PRODUCT

DECEMBER 2018 TOTAL

DECEMBER 2017 TOTAL

Crude Oil

2,910,743 BBLS

2,518,874 BBLS

Natural Gas

20,881,305 mcf

16,596,898 mcf

**Preliminary Reported Totals


TABLE 3  DECEMBER 2017 STATEWIDE PRODUCTION

PRODUCT

UPDATED REPORTED TOTAL

PRELIMINARY REPORTED TOTAL

Crude Oil

104,544,807 BBLS

78,085,085 BBLS

Natural Gas

716,488,485 mcf.

514,503,830 mcf

 

TABLE 4  DECEMBER 2018 TEXAS TOP TEN CRUDE OIL PRODUCING COUNTIES RANKED BY PRELIMINARY PRODUCTION

RANK

COUNTY

CRUDE OIL (BBLS)

1.

MIDLAND

11,557,105

2. 

KARNES

8,032,100

3. 

MARTIN

5,432,010

4. 

REEVES

5,322,352

5. 

UPTON

4,541,001

6. 

LOVING

4,476,239

7. 

LA SALLE

4,291,027

8. 

HOWARD

4,066,319

9. 

DE WITT

3,896,487

10. 

GLASSCOCK

3,095,834


TABLE 5 – DECEMBER 2018 TEXAS TOP TEN TOTAL GAS (GAS WELL GAS & CASINGHEAD) PRODUCING COUNTIES RANKED BY PRELIMINARY PRODUCTION

RANK

COUNTY

TOTAL GAS (MCF)

1.

WEBB

56,954,824

2. 

REEVES

42,670,884

3. 

TARRANT

35,374,303

4. 

MIDLAND

26,162,054

5. 

KARNES

25,256,928

6. 

LOVING

21,674,988

7. 

DE WITT

21,348,925

8. 

PANOLA

21,347,599

9. 

CULBERSON

20,154,426

10. 

SAN AUGUSTINE

18,061,681


TABLE 6 – DECEMBER 2018 TEXAS TOP TEN TOTAL CONDENSATE PRODUCING COUNTIES RANKED BY PRELIMINARY PRODUCTION

RANK

COUNTY

CONDENSATE (BBLS)

1.

REEVES

2,968,577

2.

CULBERSON

1,792,370

3. 

LOVING

1,652,004

4. 

DIMMIT

1,160,039

 5.

DE WITT

1,052,978

 6.

KARNES

1,026,631

 7.

WEBB

842,219

 8.

LIVE OAK

312,901

 9.

LA SALLE

202,592

 10.

WHEELER

177,858

###

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.