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Oil Production and Well Counts (1935-2012)

History of Texas Initial Crude Oil, Annual Production and Producing Wells

Please note: This table lists initially reported production for both onshore and offshore wells. As additional late or corrected reports are received, the initially reported production volumes are subject to change. Some numbers below are reflected in thousands of barrels of oil as indicated. For example, crude oil production for 2010 was 356,911,000 barrels.

Reserves data is from Energy Information Administration, U.S. Department of Energy.
Crude Oil Production as reported by operators to the Commission approximately February 15th of each year corresponds with Texas Oil & Gas Annual Report.

Year Crude Oil Production (in thousands of barrels (Mbbl) Daily Avg. Production (in thousands of barrels/day (Mbbl/day) Number of Producing Wells Percent Change in Production Avg. Per Well Production (in barrels /day (bbl/day) Crude Oil Reserves as of Jan. 1 (in thousands of barrels (Mbbl)
2012
533,141 1,457 167,864 35.36% 8.68 n/a
2011
393,880 1,079 161,402 10.36% 7.00 7,014
2010
356,911 978 158,451 3.47% 6.01 5,674
2009
344,527 944 157,807 -0.61% 5.98 5,496
2008
346,632 950 156,588 3.10% 6.07 4,555
2007
336,222 921 153,223 -3.00% 6.01 5,122
2006
340,885 934 151,832 1.39% 6.15 4,871
2005
344,226 943 151,286 0.98% 6.23 4,919
2004
349,233 957 151,205 1.45% 6.33 4,613
2003
357,240 979 153,461 2.29% 6.38 4,583
2002
364,314 998 155,865 1.98% 6.40 5,015
2001
378,849 1,038 159,357 3.99% 6.51 4,944
2000
398,678 1,092 161,097 5.23% 6.76 5,273
1999
406,815 1,115 162,620 2.04% 6.90 5,339
1998
457,499 1,253 170,288 12.46% 7.40 4,927
1997
488,860 1,339 175,475 6.85% 7.60 5,687
1996
495,378 1,357 175,277 1.33% 7.72 5,736
1995
511,962 1,403 177,397 3.35% 7.91 5,743
1994
541,482 1,486 179,955 5.77% 8.26 5,847
1993
574,568 1,577 186,342 6.11% 8.46 6,171
1992
612,692 1,677 193,310 6.64% 8.67 6,441
1991
646,776 1,770 196,292 5.56% 9.02 6,797
1990
645,941 1,765 194,962 -0.13% 9.05 7,106
1989
650,514 1,784 190,821 0.71% 9.35 6,966
1988
698,224 1,909 196,580 7.33% 9.71 7,043
1987
725,029 1,988 199,354 3.84% 9.97 7,112
1986
784,106 2,150 200,055 8.15% 10.75 7,152
1985
830,597 2,281 210,477 5.93% 10.84 7,782
1984
845,502 2,313 207,451 1.79% 11.15 7,557
1983
849,072 2,328 197,983 0.42% 11.76 7,539
1982
871,780 2,388 191,319 2.67% 12.48 7,616
1981
897,573 2,459 183,991 2.96% 13.36 8,093
1980
931,078 2,544 175,673 3.73% 14.48 8,206
1979
978,544 2,681 169,826 5.10% 15.79 8,284
1978
1,040,966 2,852 166,365 6.38% 17.14 8,911
1977
1,101,137 3,017 163,746 5.78% 18.42 9,751
1976
1,153,941 3,153 160,546 4.80% 19.64 10,080
1975
1,185,683 3,248 160,603 2.75% 20.22 11,001
1974
1,225,166 3,357 159,702 3.33% 21.02 11,756
1973
1,257,057 3,444 159,090 2.60% 21.65 12,144
1972
1,263,412 3,452 167,233 0.51% 20.64 13,023
1971
1,182,371 3,239 172,696 -6.41% 18.76 13,195
1970
1,207,625 3,309 177,221 2.14% 18.67 13,063
1969
1,107,146 3,033 183,141 -8.32% 16.56 13,809
1968
1,087,825 2,972 187,681 -1.75% 15.84 14,494
1967
1,073,848 2,942 192,100 -1.28% 15.31 14,077
1966
1,000,325 2,741 196,308 -6.85% 13.96 14,303
1965
932,810 2,556 197,924 -6.75% 12.91 14,299
1964
928,606 2,537 199,119 -0.45% 12.74 14,573
1963
915,420 2,508 198,236 -1.42% 12.65 14,648
1962
894,023 2,449 197,659 -2.34% 12.39 14,849
1961
894,765 2,451 196,396 0.08% 12.48 14,758
1960
892,084 2,437 192,627 -0.30% 12.65 14,859
1959
944,410 2,587 188,934 5.87% 13.69 14,322
1958
909,958 2,493 182,633 -3.65% 13.65 14,555
1957
1,057,997 2,899 176,705 16.27% 16.41 14,783
1956
1,078,886 2,948 168,930 1.97% 17.45 14,933
1955
1,002,480 2,747 158,598 -7.08% 17.32 14,982
1954
954,434 2,615 149,142 -4.79% 17.53 14,998
1953
1,000,545 2,741 142,159 4.83% 19.28 14,916
1952
1,009,793 2,759 136,398 0.92% 20.23 15,314
1951
991,983 2,718 130,309 -1.76% 20.86 13,581
1950
817,842 2,241 123,271 -17.55% 18.18 13,509
1949
736,627 2,018 115,483 -9.93% 17.47 12,484
1948
893,314 2,454 109,643 21.27% 22.38 11,777
1947
816,188 2,236 105,537 -8.63% 21.19 11,646
1946
755,900 2,071 103,109 -7.39% 20.09 11,470
1945
751,045 2,058 101,225 -0.64% 20.33 10,835
1944
741,126 2,025 99,746 -1.32% 20.30 11,324
1943
587,436 1,609 98,596 -20.74% 16.32 11,545
1942
477,828 1,309 98,757 -18.66% 13.25 10,975
1941
499,208 1,368 98,802 4.47% 13.85 10,623
1940
486,662 1,330 95,214 -2.51% 13.97 9,768
1939
476,550 1,306 89,914 -2.08% 14.52 9,447
1938
468,782 1,284 85,137 -1.63% 15.08 6,422
1937
506,067 1,386 77,565 7.95% 17.87 6,010
1936
418,776 1,144 68,054 -17.25% 16.81 5,500
1935
375,617 1,029 59,461   17.31