Texas Monthly Oil and Gas Statistics
APRIL PERMITS TO DRILL
The Commission issued a total of 1,996 original drilling permits in April 2013 compared to 2,021 in April 2012. The April total included 1,765 permits to drill new oil and gas wells, 42 to re-enter existing well bores, and 189 for re-completions. Permits issued in April 2013 included 615 oil, 111 gas, 1,206 oil and gas, 49 injection, six service and nine other permits.
MARCH CRUDE OIL PRODUCTION
Texas preliminary March 2013 crude oil production averaged 1,615,735 barrels daily, up from the 1,182,251 barrels daily average of March 2012.
The preliminary Texas crude oil production figure for March 2013 is 50,087,788 barrels, up from 36,649,796 barrels reported during March 2012.
APRIL OIL AND GAS COMPLETIONS
In April 2013, operators reported 1,894 oil, 505 gas, 88 injection and seven other completions compared to 780 oil, 360 gas, 54 injection and zero other completions in April 2012.
Total well completions for 2013 year to date are 7,449 up from 4,991 recorded during the same period in 2012.
Operators reported 69 holes plugged and zero dry holes in April 2013 compared to 1,162 holes plugged and three dry holes in April 2012.
MARCH NATURAL GAS PRODUCTION
Texas oil and gas wells produced 570,315,687 Mcf (thousand cubic feet) of gas based upon preliminary production figures for March 2013 up from the March 2012 preliminary gas production total of 539,443,341 Mcf. Texas preliminary March total gas production averaged 18,397,280 Mcf (thousand cubic feet) a day.
Texas production in March 2013 came from 150,856 oil wells and 91,529 gas wells.
|RAILROAD COMMISSION DISTRICT||PERMITS TO DRILL OIL/GAS HOLES||OIL COMPLETIONS||GAS COMPLETIONS|
|(1) SAN ANTONIO AREA||377||343||99|
|(2) REFUGIO AREA||138||72||36|
|(3) SOUTHEAST TEXAS||110||41||15|
|(4) DEEP SOUTH TEXAS||55||9||55|
|(5) EAST CENTRAL TX||21||2||8|
|(6) EAST TEXAS||39||27||63|
|(7B) WEST CENTRAL TX||82||58||2|
|(7C) SAN ANGELO AREA||165||321||2|
|(8A) LUBBOCK AREA||123||54||0|
|(9) NORTH TEXAS||151||163||124|
|COUNTY||CRUDE OIL (BBLS)||COUNTY||TOTAL GAS (MCF)|
|1. KARNES||4,205,438||1. TARRANT||66,336,702|
|2. GONZALES||2,723,743||2. JOHNSON||33,361,263|
|3. LA SALLE||2,654,956||3. WEBB||22,834,388|
|4. DE WITT||2,300,091||4. PANOLA||20,360,096|
|5. ANDREWS||2,276,422||5. PECOS||19,381,443|
|6. GAINES||1,970,517||6. WISE||19,368,771|
|7. ECTOR||1,890,225||7. DENTON||17,892,108|
|8. MIDLAND||1,844,007||8. FREESTONE||15,352,137|
|9. YOAKUM||1,840,557||9. WHEELER||14,806,039|
|10. MARTIN||1,835,478||10. NACOGDOCHES||12,955,794|