Texas Oil and Gas Production Statistics for August 2018

10/26/2018

AUSTIN –– Production for August 2018 as reported to the Railroad Commission of Texas (Commission) is 90,367,988 barrels of crude oil and 616,160,091 mcf (thousand cubic feet) of total gas from oil and gas wells. These preliminary figures are based on production volumes reported by operators and will be updated as late and corrected production reports are received. Production reported to the Commission for August 2017 was: 75,178,929 barrels of crude oil preliminarily, updated to a current figure of 90,688,861 barrels; and 583,794,409 mcf of total gas preliminarily, updated to a current figure of 675,733,319 mcf.

The Commission reports that from September 2017 to August 2018, total Texas reported production was 1.186 billion barrels of crude oil and 8.2 trillion cubic feet of total gas. Crude oil production reported by the Commission is limited to oil produced from oil leases and does not include condensate, which is reported separately by the Commission.

Texas preliminary August 2018 crude oil production averaged 2,915,096 barrels daily, compared to the 2,425,127 barrels daily average of August 2017.

Texas preliminary August 2018 total gas production averaged 19,876,132 mcf a day, compared to the 18,832,078 mcf daily average of August 2017.

Texas production in August 2018 came from 180,386 oil wells and 89,819 gas wells.

For additional oil and gas production statistics, 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
AUGUST 2018 TEXAS TOP TEN CRUDE OIL PRODUCING COUNTIES RANKED BY PRELIMINARY PRODUCTION

RANK

COUNTY

CRUDE OIL (BBLS)

    1.

MIDLAND

10,656,286

    2.

KARNES

7,032,253

    3.

MARTIN

5,681,435

    4.

REEVES

5,518,296

    5.

LOVING

5,291,612

    6.

DE WITT

4,856,269

    7.

UPTON

4,592,431

    8.

LA SALLE

4,292,967

    9.

REAGAN

3,519,212

  10.

ANDREWS

3,125,845


TABLE 2 – AUGUST 2018 TEXAS TOP TEN TOTAL GAS (GAS WELL GAS & CASINGHEAD) PRODUCING COUNTIES RANKED BY PRELIMINARY PRODUCTION

RANK

COUNTY

TOTAL GAS (MCF)

    1.

WEBB

40,592,320

    2.

TARRANT

35,762,126

    3.

REEVES

33,268,413

    4.

MIDLAND

25,579,496

    5.

DE WITT

23,969,159

    6.

KARNES

23,925,693

    7.

LOVING

22,761,066

    8.

PANOLA

18,630,958

    9.

CULBERSON

17,304,536

  10.

REAGAN

17,058,794

 

TABLE 3 – AUGUST 2018 TEXAS TOP TEN TOTAL CONDENSATE PRODUCING COUNTIES RANKED BY PRELIMINARY PRODUCTION

RANK
COUNTY
CONDENSATE (BBLS)

    1.

REEVES

2,143,918

    2.

CULBERSON

1,523,243

    3.

LOVING

1,367,466

    4.

KARNES

1,231,904

    5.

DE WITT

1,066,684

    6.

WEBB

659,159

    7.

DIMMIT

370,859

    8.

LIVE OAK

270,363

    9.

LA SALLE

179,137

  10.

HEMPHILL

161,471

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