Texas Oil and Gas Production Statistics for September 2016

11/28/2016

AUSTIN –– Production for September 2016 as reported to the Railroad Commission of Texas (Commission) is 71,404,018 barrels of crude oil and 561,242,466 mcf (thousand cubic feet) of total gas from oil and gas wells. These preliminary figures are based on production volumes reported by operators and will be updated as late and corrected production reports are received. Production reported to the Commission for the same time period last year, September 2015, was: 72,849,838 barrels of crude oil preliminarily, updated to a current figure of 87,680,526 barrels; and 620,188,919 mcf of total gas preliminarily, updated to a current figure of 724,241,890 mcf.

The Commission reports that in the last 12 months, total Texas reported production was 995 million barrels of crude oil and 8.1 trillion cubic feet of total gas. Crude oil production reported by the Commission is limited to oil produced from oil leases and does not include condensate, which is reported separately by the Commission.

Texas preliminary September 2016 crude oil production averaged 2,380,134 barrels daily, compared to the 2,428,328 barrels daily average of September 2015.

Texas preliminary September 2016 total gas production averaged 18,708,082 mcf a day, compared to the 20,672,964 mcf daily average of September 2015.

Texas production in September 2016 came from 181,659 oil wells and 93,176 gas wells.

For additional oil and gas production statistics, visit the Commission’s website at http://www.rrc.texas.gov/oil-gas/research-and-statistics/production-data/texas-monthly-oil-gas-production/.

TABLE 1 SEPTEMBER 2016 TEXAS TOP TEN CRUDE OIL PRODUCING COUNTIES RANKED BY PRELIMINARY PRODUCTION

RANK

COUNTY

CRUDE OIL (BBLS)

 1.

KARNES

5,095,593

 2.

MIDLAND

5,068,465

 3.

MARTIN

3,700,401

 4.

UPTON

3,501,453

 5.

LA SALLE

3,422,097

 6.

DEWITT

3,246,232

 7.

REEVES

3,178,649

 8.

MCMULLEN

3,021,614

 9.

GONZALES

2,949,145

 10.

ANDREWS

2,865,602


TABLE 2 – SEPTEMBER 2016 TEXAS TOP TEN TOTAL GAS (GAS WELL GAS & CASINGHEAD) PRODUCING COUNTIES RANKED BY PRELIMINARY PRODUCTION

RANK

COUNTY

TOTAL GAS (MCF)

 1.

WEBB

55,387,471

 2.

TARRANT

35,487,204

 3.

DIMMIT

21,963,351

 4.

KARNES

19,877,341

 5.

PANOLA

19,046,575

 6.

JOHNSON

18,091,421

 7.

DEWITT

17,928,345

 8.

LA SALLE

17,073,641

 9.

WISE

15,597,579

 10.

DENTON

13,386,327


TABLE 3 – SEPTEMBER 2016 TEXAS TOP TEN TOTAL CONDENSATE PRODUCING COUNTIES RANKED BY PRELIMINARY PRODUCTION

RANK

COUNTY

CONDENSATE (BBLS)

 1.

DIMMIT

1,795,824

 2.

KARNES

1,273,008

 3.

WEBB

1,109,560

 4.

CULBERSON

983,986

 5.

DEWITT

937,717

 6.

LIVE OAK

362,187

 7.

LA SALLE

237,080

 8.

REEVES

230,277

 9.

WHEELER

174,448

 10.

LOVING

170,278

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