RAILROAD COMMISSION OF TEXAS
|ELIZABETH AMES JONES
|BARRY T. SMITHERMAN
|Contact: Ramona Nye||512-463-4817|
The Commission issued a total of 1,581 original drilling permits in January 2012 compared to 1,484 in January 2011. The January total included 1,442 permits to drill new oil and gas wells, 32 to re-enter existing well bores, and 107 for re-completions. Permits issued in January 2012 included 470 oil, 165 gas, 883 oil and gas, 54 injection, two service and seven other permits.
Texas preliminary December 2011 crude oil production averaged 1,045,816 barrels daily, up from the 942,114 barrels daily average of December 2010.
The preliminary Texas crude oil production figure for December 2011 is 32,420,281 barrels, up from 29,205,524 barrels reported during December 2010.
In January 2012, operators reported 765 oil, 234 gas, 18 injection and three other completions compared to 368 oil, 286 gas, 27 injection and zero other completions in January 2011.
Total well completions for 2012 year to date are 1,020 up from 681 recorded during the same period in 2011.
Operators reported 800 holes plugged and zero dry holes in January 2012 compared to 600 holes plugged and two dry holes in January 2011.
Texas oil and gas wells produced 530,873,658 Mcf (thousand cubic feet) of gas based upon preliminary production figures for December 2011 down from the December 2010 preliminary gas production total of 559,443,990 Mcf.
Texas production in December 2011 came from 135,328 oil wells and 87,372 gas wells.
|RAILROAD COMMISSION DISTRICT||PERMITS TO DRILL OIL/GAS HOLES||OIL COMPLETIONS||GAS COMPLETIONS|
|(1) SAN ANTONIO AREA||241||86||15|
|(2) REFUGIO AREA||73||91||25|
|(3) SOUTHEAST TEXAS||83||30||0|
|(4) DEEP SOUTH TEXAS||49||9||38|
|(5) EAST CENTRAL TX||21||0||7|
|(6) EAST TEXAS||43||3||33|
|(7B) WEST CENTRAL TX||82||42||9|
|(7C) SAN ANGELO AREA||166||53||18|
|(8A) LUBBOCK AREA||82||12||0|
|(9) NORTH TEXAS||155||41||68|
|COUNTY||CRUDE OIL (BBLS)||COUNTY||TOTAL GAS (MCF)|
|1. ANDREWS||2,294,495||1. TARRANT||64,790,483|
|2. GAINES||2,124,264||2. JOHNSON||39,560,807|
|3. YOAKUM||1,805,359||3. PECOS||21,803,699|
|4. ECTOR||1,729,837||4. WEBB||21,586,240|
|5. UPTON||1,627,093||5. DENTON||19,892,140|
|6. MIDLAND||1,570,326||6. PANOLA||18,767,485|
|7. MARTIN||1,317,633||7. WISE||17,956,051|
|8. HOCKLEY||1,300,638||8. FREESTONE||17,373,069|
|9. SCURRY||1,178,243||9. ZAPATA||13,362,709|
|10. KARNES||1,073,665||10. ROBERTSON||13,265,560|