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Texas drilling permits and completions stats for Nov. 2015

Texas rig count as of Dec. 4 was 333, about 45% of all active rigs in United States – Baker Hughes

Drilling Permits

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AUSTIN, Texas – The Railroad Commission of Texas (Commission) issued a total of 687 original drilling permits in Nov. 2015 compared to 1,508 in Nov. 2014.

The Nov. total included 584 drilling permits to drill new oil or gas wells, eleven to re-enter plugged well bores and 92 for re-completions of existing well bores.

The breakdown of well types for those permits issued Nov. 2015 included 173 oil, 47 gas, 441 oil or gas, 15 injection, zero service and 11 other permits.

In Nov. 2015, Commission staff processed 776 oil, 150 gas, 35 injection and four other completions compared to 1,570 oil, 380 gas, 36 injection and five other completions in Nov. 2014.

Total well completions for 2015 year to date are 18,510 down from 27,595 recorded during the same period in 2014.

According to Baker Hughes Inc., the Texas rig count as of Dec. 4 was 333, representing about 45 per cent of all active rigs in the United States.


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