Texas Drilling Permit and Completion Statistics for July 2022

August 02, 2022

AUSTIN – The Railroad Commission of Texas issued a total of 901 original drilling permits in July 2022 compared to 779 in July 2021. The July 2022 total includes 782 permits to drill new oil or gas wells, 15 to re-enter plugged wellbores and 93 for re-completions of existing wellbores.

The breakdown of well types for original drilling permits in July 2022 is 157 oil, 95 gas, 629 oil or gas, 16 injection and four other permits.

In July 2022, Commission staff processed 606 oil, 124 gas and 583 injection completions for new drills, re-entries and re-completions, compared to 475 oil, 162 gas and 182 injection completions in July 2021.

Total well completions processed for 2022 year-to-date for new drills, re-entries and re-completions are 7,075 compared to 5,116 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 JULY 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

111

55

24

(2) REFUGIO AREA

57

75

20

(3) SOUTHEAST TEXAS

29

6

3

(4) DEEP SOUTH TEXAS

24

1

3

(5) EAST CENTRAL TX

3

5

0

(6) EAST TEXAS

46

6

14

(7B) WEST CENTRAL TX

16

10

0

(7C) SAN ANGELO AREA

47

34

0

(8) MIDLAND

401

250

33

(8A) LUBBOCK AREA

17

6

0

(9) NORTH TEXAS

20

18

5

(10) PANHANDLE

11

6

5

TOTAL

782

472

107

*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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