Texas Oil and Gas Production Statistics

For October 2020

December 28, 2020

AUSTIN – Crude oil and natural gas production as reported to the Railroad Commission of Texas for October 2020 came from 168,616 oil wells and 84,760 gas wells.

The RRC reports that from November 2019 to October 2020, total Texas reported production was 1.5 billion barrels of crude oil and 10.4 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 Monthly Oil & Gas Production web page.

TABLE 1: October 2020 Statewide Production*

PRODUCT

PRELIMINARY REPORTED TOTAL VOLUME

AVERAGE DAILY PRODUCTION

Crude Oil

110,160,959 BBLS (barrels)

3,553,579 BBLS

Natural Gas

772,887,844 mcf (thousand cubic feet)

24,931,866 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: October 2019 Statewide Production

PRODUCT

UPDATED REPORTED TOTAL VOLUME

UPDATED AVERAGE DAILY PRODUCTION

PRELIMINARY REPORTED TOTAL VOLUME

PRELIMINARY AVERAGE DAILY PRODUCTION

Crude Oil

140,505,709 BBLS

4,532,442 BBLS

101,675,921 BBLS

3,279,868 BBLS

Natural Gas

924,980,138 mcf

29,838,069 mcf

665,716,589 mcf

21,474,729 mcf

 

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

RANK

COUNTY

CRUDE OIL (BBLS)

 1

MIDLAND

14,557,494

 2

MARTIN

10,961,703

 3

REEVES

7,341,768

 4

KARNES

7,225,072

 5

HOWARD

6,384,561

 6

UPTON

6,167,464

 7

LOVING

4,972,181

 8

LA SALLE

3,757,565

 9

WARD

3,605,190

 10

GLASSCOCK

3,424,477

 

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

RANK

COUNTY

TOTAL GAS (MCF)

 1

REEVES

82,395,587

 2

MIDLAND

53,262,101

 3

WEBB

44,904,801

 4

PANOLA

37,404,494

 5

CULBERSON

33,907,984

 6

LOVING

31,858,400

 7

TARRANT

28,962,664

 8

MARTIN

24,793,056

 9

UPTON

24,294,052

 10

KARNES

23,919,698

 

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

RANK

COUNTY

CONDENSATE (BBLS)

 1

REEVES

5,981,049

 2

LOVING

3,191,891

 3

CULBERSON

2,932,425

 4

DE WITT

1,501,559

 5

KARNES

824,744

 6

WEBB

757,451

 7

DIMMIT

517,139

 8

MCMULLEN

308,637

 9

LIVE OAK

294,241

 10

WARD

192,775


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