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Crude Oil Production and Well Counts (since 1935)

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

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, initial crude oil production for 2010 was 356,911,000 barrels.

YearCrude Oil Production (Mbbl)Daily Avg. Production (Mbbl/day)Number of Producing WellsPercent Change in ProductionAvg. Per Well Production (bbl/day)Crude Oil Reserves as of Jan. 1 (Mbbl)
2015 1,004,774 2,752 193,807 11.58% 14.20 n/a
2014 900,492 2,467 190,331 28.07% 12.96 14,058
2013 703,119 1,926 179,797 31.88% 10.71 12,004
2012 533,141 1,457 167,864 35.36% 8.68 11,101
2011 393,880 1,079 161,402 10.36% 6.69 8,108
2010 356,911 978 158,451 3.59% 6.17 6,356
2009 344,527 944 157,807 -0.61% 5.98 5,496
2008 346,632 947 156,588 3.10% 6.07 4,555
2007 336,222 921 153,223 -1.37% 6.01 5,122
2006 340,885 934 151,832 -0.97% 6.15 4,871
2005 344,226 943 151,286 -1.43% 6.23 4,919
2004 349,233 957 151,205 -2.24% 6.33 4,613
2003 357,240 979 153,461 -1.94% 6.38 4,583
2002 364,314 998 155,865 -3.84% 6.40 5,015
2001 378,849 1,038 159,357 -4.97% 6.51 4,944
2000 398,678 1,092 161,097 -2.00% 6.76 5,273
1999 406,815 1,115 162,620 -11.08% 6.90 5,339
1998 457,499 1,253 170,288 -6.42% 7.40 4,927
1997 488,860 1,339 175,475 -1.32% 7.60 5,687
1996 495,378 1,357 175,277 -3.24% 7.72 5,736
1995 511,962 1,403 177,397 -5.45% 7.91 5,743
1994 541,482 1,486 179,955 -5.76% 8.26 5,847
1993 574,568 1,577 186,342 -6.22% 8.46 6,171
1992 612,692 1,677 193,310 -5.27% 8.67 6,441
1991 646,776 1,770 196,292 0.13% 9.02 6,797
1990 645,941 1,765 194,962 -0.70% 9.05 7,106
1989 650,514 1,784 190,821 -6.83% 9.35 6,966
1988 698,224 1,909 196,580 -3.70% 9.71 7,043
1987 725,029 1,988 199,354 -7.53% 9.97 7,112
1986 784,106 2,150 200,055 -5.60% 10.75 7,152
1985 830,597 2,281 210,477 -1.76% 10.84 7,782
1984 845,502 2,313 207,451 -0.42% 11.15 7,557
1983 849,072 2,328 197,983 -2.60% 11.76 7,539
1982 871,780 2,388 191,319 -2.87% 12.48 7,616
1981 897,573 2,459 183,991 -3.60% 13.36 8,093
1980 931,078 2,544 175,673 -4.85% 14.48 8,206
1979 978,544 2,681 169,826 -6.00% 15.79 8,284
1978 1,040,966 2,852 166,365 -5.46% 17.14 8,911
1977 1,101,137 3,017 163,746 -4.58% 18.42 9,751
1976 1,153,941 3,153 160,546 -2.68% 19.64 10,080
1975 1,185,683 3,248 160,603 -3.22% 20.22 11,001
1974 1,225,166 3,357 159,702 -2.54% 21.02 11,756
1973 1,257,057 3,444 159,090 -0.50% 21.65 12,144
1972 1,263,412 3,452 167,233 6.85% 20.64 13,023
1971 1,182,371 3,239 172,696 -2.09% 18.76 13,195
1970 1,207,625 3,309 177,221 9.08% 18.67 13,063
1969 1,107,146 3,033 183,141 1.78% 16.56 13,809
1968 1,087,825 2,972 187,681 1.30% 15.84 14,494
1967 1,073,848 2,942 192,100 7.35% 15.31 14,077
1966 1,000,325 2,741 196,308 7.24% 13.96 14,303
1965 932,810 2,556 197,924 0.45% 12.91 14,299
1964 928,606 2,537 199,119 1.44% 12.74 14,573
1963 915,420 2,508 198,236 2.39% 12.65 14,648
1962 894,023 2,449 197,659 -0.08% 12.39 14,849
1961 894,765 2,451 196,396 0.30% 12.48 14,758
1960 892,084 2,437 192,627 -5.54% 12.65 14,859
1959 944,410 2,587 188,934 3.79% 13.69 14,322
1958 909,958 2,493 182,633 -13.99% 13.65 14,555
1957 1,057,997 2,899 176,705 -1.94% 16.41 14,783
1956 1,078,886 2,948 168,930 7.62% 17.45 14,933
1955 1,002,480 2,747 158,598 5.03% 17.32 14,982
1954 954,434 2,615 149,142 -4.61% 17.53 14,998
1953 1,000,545 2,741 142,159 -0.92% 19.28 14,916
1952 1,009,793 2,759 136,398 1.80% 20.23 15,314
1951 991,983 2,718 130,309 21.29% 20.86 13,581
1950 817,842 2,241 123,271 11.03% 18.18 13,509
1949 736,627 2,018 115,483 -17.54% 17.47 12,484
1948 893,314 2,454 109,643 9.45% 22.38 11,777
1947 816,188 2,236 105,537 7.98% 21.19 11,646
1946 755,900 2,071 103,109 0.65% 20.09 11,470
1945 751,045 2,058 101,225 1.34% 20.33 10,835
1944 741,126 2,025 99,746 26.16% 20.30 11,324
1943 587,436 1,609 98,596 22.94% 16.32 11,545
1942 477,828 1,309 98,757 -4.28% 13.25 10,975
1941 499,208 1,368 98,802 2.58% 13.85 10,623
1940 486,662 1,330 95,214 2.12% 13.97 9,768
1939 476,550 1,306 89,914 1.66% 14.52 9,447
1938 468,782 1,284 85,137 -7.37% 15.08 6,422
1937 506,067 1,386 77,565 20.84% 17.87 6,010
1936 418,776 1,144 68,054 11.49% 16.81 5,500
1935 375,617 1,029 59,461   17.31  

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.

Last Updated: 4/21/2016 1:17:13 PM