Texas Oil and Gas Production Statistics for October 2017

12/22/2017

AUSTIN –– Production for October 2017 as reported to the Railroad Commission of Texas (Commission) is 75,645,972 barrels of crude oil and 540,197,160 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 October 2016, was: 73,565,318 barrels of crude oil preliminarily, updated to a current figure of 85,337,456 barrels; and 582,136,569 mcf of total gas preliminarily, updated to a current figure of 676,871,351 mcf.

The Commission reports that from November 2016 to October 2017, total Texas reported production was 1.003 billion barrels of crude oil and 7.5 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 October 2017 crude oil production averaged 2,440,193 barrels daily, compared to the 2,373,075 barrels daily average of October 2016.

Texas preliminary October 2017 total gas production averaged 17,425,715 mcf a day, compared to the 18,778,599 mcf daily average of October 2016.

Texas production in October 2017 came from 179,846 oil wells and 91,561 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 – OCTOBER 2017 TEXAS TOP TEN CRUDE OIL PRODUCING COUNTIES RANKED BY PRELIMINARY PRODUCTION

RANK

COUNTY

CRUDE OIL (BBLS)

 1.

MIDLAND

8,127,821

 2.

KARNES

6,317,283

 3.

MARTIN

3,956,557

 4.

UPTON

3,946,708

  5. 

REEVES

3,888,276

6.

LOVING

3,453,863

7.

LA SALLE

3,301,818

8. 

DE WITT

2,901,535

9. 

ANDREWS

2,850,746

10.

GONZALES

2,464,846


TABLE 2 – OCTOBER 2017 TEXAS TOP TEN TOTAL GAS (GAS WELL GAS & CASINGHEAD) PRODUCING COUNTIES RANKED BY PRELIMINARY PRODUCTION

RANK

COUNTY

TOTAL GAS (MCF)

 1. 

WEBB

37,679,743

2.

TARRANT

36,107,443

3.

MIDLAND

20,621,797

4.

DIMMIT

19,875,218

 5. 

PANOLA

19,599,296

6.

KARNES

19,562,625

 7. 

REEVES

18,823,870

8.

JOHNSON

17,246,966

9.

DE WITT

15,986,785

10.

WISE

14,882,227


TABLE 3 – OCTOBER 2017 TEXAS TOP TEN TOTAL CONDENSATE PRODUCING COUNTIES RANKED BY PRELIMINARY PRODUCTION

RANK

COUNTY

CONDENSATE (BBLS)

1.

DIMMIT

1,628,806

 2. 

CULBERSON

1,012,500

3.

DE WITT

900,681

 4. 

KARNES

829,202

5.

WEBB

756,680

6.

REEVES

598,902

 7. 

LIVE OAK

432,796

8.

LOVING

421,909

9.

LA SALLE

346,552

10. 

HEMPHILL

130,445

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