Texas Monthly Oil and Gas Statistics
JUNE PERMITS TO DRILL
The Commission issued a total of 2,183 original drilling permits in June 2012 compared to 1,952 in June 2011. The June total included 1,986 permits to drill new oil and gas wells, 48 to re-enter existing well bores, and 149 for re-completions. Permits issued in June 2012 included 602 oil, 166 gas, 1,326 oil and gas, 64 injection, one service and 24 other permits.
MAY CRUDE OIL PRODUCTION
Texas preliminary May 2012 crude oil production averaged 1,240,091barrels daily, up from the 972,629 barrels daily average of May 2011.
The preliminary Texas crude oil production figure for May 2012 is 38,690,818 barrels, up from 30,151,505 barrels reported during May 2011.
JUNE OIL AND GAS COMPLETIONS
In June 2012, operators reported 905 oil, 371 gas, 62 injection and one other completion compared to 365 oil, 166 gas, 57 injection and zero other completions in June 2011.
Total well completions for 2012 year to date are 7,585 up from 4,163 recorded during the same period in 2011.
Operators reported 809 holes plugged and two dry holes in June 2012 compared to 342 holes plugged and zero dry holes in June 2011.
MAY NATURAL GAS PRODUCTION
Texas oil and gas wells produced 546,248,239 Mcf (thousand cubic feet) of gas based upon preliminary production figures for May 2012 down from the May 2011 preliminary gas production total of 555,862,354 Mcf. Texas preliminary May total gas production averaged 17,620,911 Mcf (thousand cubic feet) a day.
Texas production in May 2012 came from 144,035 oil wells and 89,769 gas wells.
|RAILROAD COMMISSION DISTRICT||PERMITS TO DRILL OIL/GAS HOLES||OIL COMPLETIONS||GAS COMPLETIONS|
|(1) SAN ANTONIO AREA||417||150||41|
|(2) REFUGIO AREA||152||67||50|
|(3) SOUTHEAST TEXAS||103||15||17|
|(4) DEEP SOUTH TEXAS||52||9||14|
|(5) EAST CENTRAL TX||18||4||0|
|(6) EAST TEXAS||61||16||84|
|(7B) WEST CENTRAL TX||99||18||1|
|(7C) SAN ANGELO AREA||213||119||5|
|(8A) LUBBOCK AREA||73||57||0|
|(9) NORTH TEXAS||213||85||131|
|COUNTY||CRUDE OIL (BBLS)||COUNTY||TOTAL GAS (MCF)|
|1. KARNES||2,573,145||1. TARRANT||67,212,508|
|2. ANDREWS||2,436,065||2. JOHNSON||37,750,723|
|3. GAINES||2,047,515||3. WEBB||23,052,612|
|4. ECTOR||1,846,687||4. PECOS||19,849,564|
|5. YOAKUM||1,777,520||5. PANOLA||19,579,936|
|6. UPTON||1,632,962||6. WISE||19,259,072|
|7. MIDLAND||1,612,621||7. DENTON||19,158,851|
|8. MARTIN||1,571,180||8. FREESTONE||16,397,794|
|9. LA SALLE||1,359,113||9. ZAPATA||11,904,002|
|10. GONZALES||1,264,687||10. NACOGDOCHES||11,558,904|