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Texas Oil and Gas Production Statistics for December 2019

03/03/2020

AUSTIN –– Crude oil and natural gas production as reported to the Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC) for December 2019 came from 174,016 oil wells and 87,595 gas wells.

The RRC reports that from January 2019 to December 2019, total Texas reported production was 1.455 billion barrels of crude oil and 9.8 trillion cubic feet of total gas. Crude oil production reported by the RRC is limited to oil produced from oil leases and does not include condensate, which is reported separately by the RRC.

For additional oil and gas production statistics, including the ranking of each Texas County by crude oil, total gas and condensate production, visit the RRC’s website at http://www.rrc.texas.gov/oil-gas/research-and-statistics/production-data/texas-monthly-oil-gas-production/.

TABLE 1 - December 2019 STATEWIDE PRODUCTION*

PRODUCT

TOTAL

Crude Oil

102,260,868 BBLS (barrels)

Natural Gas

707,644,526 mcf (thousand cubic feet)

* These are preliminary figures based on production volumes reported by operators and will be updated as late and corrected production reports are received.


TABLE 2 – AVERAGE DAILY PRODUCTION**

PRODUCT

December 2019 TOTAL

December 2018 TOTAL

Crude Oil

3,298,738 BBLS

2,910,743 BBLS

Natural Gas

22,827,243 mcf

20,881,305 mcf

**Preliminary Reported Totals


TABLE 3 - December 2018 STATEWIDE PRODUCTION

PRODUCT

UPDATED REPORTED TOTAL

PRELIMINARY REPORTED TOTAL

Crude Oil

128,085,300 BBLS

90,233,019 BBLS

Natural Gas

831,691,033 mcf

647,320,468 mcf

 

TABLE 4 December 2019 TEXAS TOP TEN CRUDE OIL PRODUCING COUNTIES RANKED BY PRELIMINARY PRODUCTION

RANK

COUNTY

CRUDE OIL (BBLS)

 

MIDLAND

12,645,264

 

MARTIN

8,156,706

 

REEVES

7,518,660

 

KARNES

7,062,910

 

HOWARD

5,479,726

 

UPTON

5,160,143

 

LOVING

4,295,291

 

REAGAN

3,540,241

 

GLASSCOCK

3,538,147

 

LA SALLE

3,358,663


TABLE 5 – December 2019 TEXAS TOP TEN TOTAL GAS (GAS WELL GAS & CASINGHEAD) PRODUCING COUNTIES RANKED BY PRELIMINARY PRODUCTION

RANK

COUNTY

TOTAL GAS (MCF)

 

REEVES

77,198,501

 

WEBB

53,737,348

 

MIDLAND

33,977,655

 

CULBERSON

30,954,482

 

TARRANT

28,539,118

 

PANOLA

27,836,230

 

KARNES

24,012,715

 

LOVING

23,220,880

 

REAGAN

20,835,423

 

UPTON

20,214,406

 

TABLE 6 – December 2019 TEXAS TOP TEN TOTAL CONDENSATE PRODUCING COUNTIES RANKED BY PRELIMINARY PRODUCTION

RANK

COUNTY

CONDENSATE (BBLS)

 

REEVES

5,455,369

 

CULBERSON

2,609,981

 

LOVING

2,031,271

 

WEBB

1,103,249

 

DE WITT

1,024,594

 

KARNES

998,473

 

DIMMIT

437,353

 

LIVE OAK

268,384

 

MCMULLEN

252,105

 

LA SALLE

248,283