Texas Drilling Permits and Completions Statistics for June 2019

07/10/2019

AUSTIN –– The Railroad Commission of Texas (Commission) issued a total of 1,001 original drilling permits in June 2019 compared 1,230 in June 2018. The June 2019 total included 905 permits to drill new oil or gas wells, 10 to re-enter plugged well bores and 86 for re-completions of existing well bores. The breakdown of well types for those permits is 240 oil, 69 gas, 613 oil or gas, 74 injection, zero service and five other permits. 

In June 2019, Commission staff processed 632 oil, 182 gas, 61 injection and two other completions compared to 914 oil, 158 gas, 48 injection and four other completions in June 2018. Total well completions processed for 2019 year to date are 5,050; down from 5,574 recorded during the same time period in 2018. 

According to Baker Hughes Inc., the Texas rig count as of July 3 was 463, representing about 49 percent of all active rigs in the United States. 

For additional drilling permit and completion statistics, visit the Commission’s website at: 

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

 

TABLE 1 – June 2019 TEXAS OIL AND GAS DRILLING PERMITS AND COMPLETIONS BY RAILROAD COMMISSION OF TEXAS DISTRICT*

DISTRICT

PERMITS TO DRILL OIL/GAS HOLES

NEW OIL COMPLETIONS

NEW GAS COMPLETIONS

(1) SAN ANTONIO AREA

112

82

26

(2) REFUGIO AREA

88

25

33

(3) SOUTHEAST TEXAS

55

19

4

(4) DEEP SOUTH TEXAS

16

1

8

(5) EAST CENTRAL TX

9

2

2

(6) EAST TEXAS

33

3

10

(7B) WEST CENTRAL TX

17

19

0

(7C) SAN ANGELO AREA

75

55

0

(8) MIDLAND

488

382

90

(8A) LUBBOCK AREA

63

21

1

(9) NORTH TEXAS

26

16

4

(10) PANHANDLE

19

7

4

TOTAL

1,001

632

182

 

*A district map is available on the Railroad Commission of Texas website at http://www.rrc.texas.gov/media/21430/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.