Texas Drilling Permit and Completion Statistics for June 2022

July 07, 2022

AUSTIN – The Railroad Commission of Texas issued a total of 1,146 original drilling permits in June 2022 compared to 739 in June 2021. The June 2022 total includes 1,013 permits to drill new oil or gas wells, 11 to re-enter plugged wellbores and five for re-completions of existing wellbores.

The breakdown of well types for original drilling permits in June 2022 is 263 oil, 113 gas, 726 oil or gas, 35 injection and nine other permits.

In June 2022, Commission staff processed 534 oil, 164 gas and 594 injection completions for new drills, re-entries and re-completions, compared to 507 oil, 158 gas and 128 injection completions in June 2021.

Total well completions processed for 2022 year-to-date for new drills, re-entries and re-completions are 5,804 compared to 4,385 recorded during the same period in 2021.

Detailed data on drilling permits and well completions for the month can be found at this link:

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

 

TABLE 1 JUNE 2022 TEXAS OIL AND GAS NEW DRILLING PERMITS AND COMPLETIONS BY RAILROAD COMMISSION OF TEXAS DISTRICT*

DISTRICT

PERMITS TO DRILL NEW OIL/GAS HOLES

NEW OIL COMPLETIONS

NEW GAS COMPLETIONS

(1) SAN ANTONIO AREA

128

58

26

(2) REFUGIO AREA

75

30

19

(3) SOUTHEAST TEXAS

22

5

1

(4) DEEP SOUTH TEXAS

25

2

4

(5) EAST CENTRAL TX

8

4

0

(6) EAST TEXAS

42

13

36

(7B) WEST CENTRAL TX

28

10

1

(7C) SAN ANGELO AREA

71

45

1

(8) MIDLAND

523

213

29

(8A) LUBBOCK AREA

24

5

0

(9) NORTH TEXAS

46

17

13

(10) PANHANDLE

21

10

10

TOTAL

1,013

412

142

*A district map is available on the Railroad Commission of Texas website at https://rrc.texas.gov/media/3bkhbut0/districts_color_8x11.pdf.


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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/about-us/.