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Texas Drilling Permits and Completions Statistics for June 2018

07/10/2018

AUSTIN –– The Railroad Commission of Texas (Commission) issued a total of 1,230 original drilling permits in June 2018 compared to 1,305 in June 2017. The June total included 1,062 permits to drill new oil or gas wells, 13 to re-enter plugged well bores and 155 for re-completions of existing well bores. The breakdown of well types for those permits issued June 2018 included 342 oil, 67 gas, 742 oil or gas, 55 injection, five service and 19 other permits.

In June 2018, Commission staff processed 914 oil, 158 gas, 48 injection and four other completions compared to 510 oil, 96 gas, 43 injection and zero other completions in June 2017. Total well completions processed for 2018 year to date are 5,574; up from 3,872 recorded in 2017.

According to Baker Hughes Inc., the Texas rig count as of July 6 was 526, representing about 50 percent of all active rigs in the United States.

For additional drilling permit and completion statistics, visit the Commission’s website at http://www.rrc.texas.gov/oil-gas/research-and-statistics/well-information/monthly-drilling-completion-and-plugging-summaries/.

TABLE 1 – JUNE 2018 TEXAS OIL AND GAS DRILLING PERMITS AND COMPLETIONS BY RAILROAD COMMISSION OF TEXAS DISTRICT*

DISTRICT

PERMITS TO DRILL OIL/GAS HOLES

OIL COMPLETIONS

GAS COMPLETIONS

(1) SAN ANTONIO AREA

147

163

55

(2) REFUGIO AREA

104

96

22

(3) SOUTHEAST TEXAS

68

24

6

(4) DEEP SOUTH TEXAS

13

3

8

(5) EAST CENTRAL TX

8

4

0

(6) EAST TEXAS

35

5

15

(7B) WEST CENTRAL TX

31

36

1

(7C) SAN ANGELO AREA

119

78

0

(8) MIDLAND

561

425

31

(8A) LUBBOCK AREA

67

18

0

(9) NORTH TEXAS

33

40

8

(10) PANHANDLE

44

22

12

TOTAL

1,230

914

158

*A district map is available on the Railroad Commission of Texas website at http://www.rrc.texas.gov/media/21430/districts_color_8x11.pdf.

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