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Texas Oil & Gas Production Statistics for December 2020

March 04, 2021

AUSTIN – Crude oil and natural gas production as reported to the Railroad Commission of Texas for December 2020 came from 168,775 oil wells and 86,267 gas wells.

The RRC reports that from January 2020 to December 2020, total Texas reported production was 1.461 billion barrels of crude oil and 10.197 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 RRC’s website at https://www.rrc.texas.gov/oil-and-gas/research-and-statistics/production-data/texas-monthly-oil-gas-production/.

TABLE 1 December 2020 Statewide Production*

PRODUCT

PRELIMINARY REPORTED TOTAL VOLUME

AVERAGE DAILY PRODUCTION

Crude Oil

109,004,525 BBLS (barrels)

3,516,275 BBLS

Natural Gas

725,311,065 mcf (thousand cubic feet)

23,397,131 mcf

* 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 December 2019 Statewide Production

PRODUCT

UPDATED REPORTED TOTAL VOLUME

UPDATED AVERAGE DAILY PRODUCTION

PRELIMINARY REPORTED TOTAL VOLUME

PRELIMINARY AVERAGE DAILY PRODUCTION

Crude Oil

142,153,369 BBLS

4,585,593 BBLS

102,260,868 BBLS

3,298,738 BBLS

Natural Gas

935,313,958 mcf

30,171,418 mcf

707,644,526 mcf

22,827,243 mcf

 

TABLE 3 December 2020: Texas Top 10 Crude Oil Producing Counties Ranked by Preliminary Production

RANK

COUNTY

CRUDE OIL (BBLS)

1.

MIDLAND

15,481,418

2.

MARTIN

10,265,372

3.

HOWARD

6,978,021

4.

KARNES

6,598,087

5.

REEVES

6,312,374

6.

UPTON

6,061,095

7.

LOVING

4,807,186

8.

LA SALLE

4,103,124

9.

GLASSCOCK

3,796,826

10.

WARD

3,675,984

 


TABLE 4 – December 2020: Texas Top 10 Total Gas (Gas Well Gas & Casinghead) Producing Counties Ranked by Preliminary Production

RANK

COUNTY

TOTAL GAS (MCF)

1.

REEVES

78,821,949

2.

MIDLAND

50,002,902

3.

PANOLA

35,277,564

4.

CULBERSON

34,665,233

5.

WEBB

34,000,367

6.

LOVING

30,601,049

7.

TARRANT

26,505,282

8.

MARTIN

24,128,858

9.

UPTON

23,643,968

10.

REAGAN

22,908,066

 

TABLE 5 – December 2020: Texas Top 10 Total Condensate Producing Counties Ranked by Preliminary Production

RANK

COUNTY

CONDENSATE (BBLS)

1.

REEVES

5,672,473

2.

LOVING

3,203,184

3.

CULBERSON

2,833,092

4.

DE WITT

1,149,639

5.

KARNES

677,430

6.

WEBB

614,858

7.

DIMMIT

264,046

8.

LIVE OAK

227,162

9.

MCMULLEN

168,914

10.

LA SALLE

160,051


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