TEXAS MONTHLY OIL AND GAS STATISTICS
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TEXAS MONTHLY OIL AND GAS STATISTICS

MARCH PERMITS TO DRILL

The Commission issued a total of 2,053 original drilling permits in March 2013 compared to 2,201 in March 2012. The March total included 1,856 permits to drill new oil and gas wells, 29 to re-enter existing well bores, and 168 for re-completions. Permits issued in March 2013 included 844 oil, 103 gas, 1,039 oil and gas, 50 injection, two service and 15 other permits.

FEBRUARY CRUDE OIL PRODUCTION

Texas preliminary February 2013 crude oil production averaged 1,560,453 barrels daily, up from the 1,137,122 barrels daily average of February 2012.

The preliminary Texas crude oil production figure for February 2013 is 43,692,693 barrels, up from 32,976,545 barrels reported during February 2012.

MARCH OIL AND GAS COMPLETIONS

In March 2013, operators reported 1,391 oil, 574 gas, 61 injection and four other completions compared to 943 oil, 421 gas, 99 injection and five other completions in March 2012.

Total well completions for 2013 year to date are 4,955 up from 3,797 recorded during the same period in 2012.

Operators reported 121 holes plugged and zero dry holes in March 2013 compared to 659 holes plugged and one dry hole in March 2012. 

FEBRUARY NATURAL GAS PRODUCTION

Texas oil and gas wells produced 504,384,248 Mcf (thousand cubic feet) of gas based upon preliminary production figures for February 2013 up from the February 2012 preliminary gas production total of 496,725,786 Mcf. Texas preliminary February total gas production averaged 18,013,723 Mcf (thousand cubic feet) a day.

Texas production in February 2013 came from 150,278 oil wells and 89,973 gas wells.



TABLE 1 – MARCH TEXAS OIL AND GAS DRILLING PERMITS AND COMPLETIONS BY DISTRICT
RAILROAD COMMISSION DISTRICTPERMITS TO DRILL OIL/GAS HOLESOIL COMPLETIONSGAS COMPLETIONS
(1) SAN ANTONIO AREA 516 282 70
(2) REFUGIO AREA 156 93 99
(3) SOUTHEAST TEXAS 125 18 38
(4) DEEP SOUTH TEXAS 48 19 29
(5) EAST CENTRAL TX 16 8 30
(6) EAST TEXAS 28 22 32
(7B) WEST CENTRAL TX 90 104 2
(7C) SAN ANGELO AREA 134 219 2
(8) MIDLAND 652 493 1
(8A) LUBBOCK AREA 89 48 0
(9) NORTH TEXAS 133 57 184
(10) PANHANDLE 66 28 87
TABLE 2 – FEBRUARY TEXAS TOP TEN OIL AND GAS PRODUCING COUNTIES RANKED BY PRELIMINARY PRODUCTION
COUNTYCRUDE OIL (BBLS)COUNTYTOTAL GAS (MCF)
1. KARNES 3,422,765 1. TARRANT 59,984,807
2. ANDREWS 2,283,738 2. JOHNSON 30,135,154
3. LA SALLE 2,176,349 3. WEBB 20,418,154
4. GONZALES 2,122,469 4. PANOLA 18,047,020
5. DE WITT 2,016,708 5. PECOS 17,642,221
6. GAINES 1,818,977 6. WISE 16,898,713
7. ECTOR 1,777,841 7. DENTON 15,673,801
8. MIDLAND 1,672,607 8. FREESTONE 13,900,045
9. YOAKUM 1,661,615 9. WHEELER 12,154,855
10. MARTIN 1,659,769 10. NACOGDOCHES 12,040,285
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