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Texas oil and gas production statistics for December 2015

Texas production in December 2015 came from 184,829 oil wells and 90,182 gas wells

TexasAUSTIN,  -Production for December 2015 as reported to the Railroad Commission of Texas (Commission) is 74,575,286 barrels of crude oil and 625,413,983 mcf (thousand cubic feet) of total gas from oil and gas wells.

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

Production reported to the Commission for the same time period last year, December 2014, was: 71,074,245 barrels of crude oil preliminarily, updated to a current figure of 91,295,801 barrels; and 627,692,206 Mcf of total gas preliminarily, updated to a current figure of 756,753,620 Mcf.

The Commission reports that in the last 12 months, total Texas reported production was 1.009 billion barrels of crude oil and 8.3 trillion cubic feet of total gas. Crude oil production reported by the Commission is limited to oil produced from oil leases and does not include condensate, which is reported separately by the Commission.

Texas preliminary December 2015 crude oil production averaged 2,405,654 barrels daily, compared to the 2,292,718 barrels daily average of December 2014.

Texas preliminary December 2015 total gas production averaged 20,174,645 Mcf (thousand cubic feet) a day, compared to the 20,248,136 Mcf daily average of December 2014.

Texas production in December 2015 came from 184,829 oil wells and 90,182 gas wells.

For additional oil and gas production statistics, visit the Commission’s website.

TABLE 1 DECEMBER 2015 TEXAS TOP TEN OIL CRUDE OIL PRODUCING COUNTIES RANKED BY PRELIMINARY PRODUCTION

RANK COUNTY CRUDE OIL (BBLS)
    1. KARNES 6,320,109
    2. LA SALLE 4,689,981
    3. DEWITT 4,131,601
    4. MIDLAND 3,600,881
    5. MARTIN 3,423,559
    6. UPTON 3,206,524
    7. ANDREWS 3,050,175
    8. GONZALES 3,039,620
    9. MCMULLEN 2,778,013
  10. REEVES 2,554,952


TABLE 2 – DECEMBER 2015 TEXAS TOP TEN TOTAL GAS (GAS WELL GAS & CASINGHEAD) PRODUCING COUNTIES RANKED BY PRELIMINARY PRODUCTION

RANK COUNTY TOTAL GAS (MCF)
    1. WEBB 56,682,839
    2. TARRANT 48,940,909
    3. PANOLA 27,042,590
    4. DIMMIT 23,348,223
    5. JOHNSON 20,759,972
    6. DEWITT 19,884,623
    7. WISE 19,536,004
    8. KARNES 19,487,833
    9. LA SALLE 18,530,052
  10. DENTON 17,441,199


TABLE 3 – DECEMBER 2015 TEXAS TOP TEN TOTAL CONDENSATE PRODUCING COUNTIES RANKED BY PRELIMINARY PRODUCTION

RANK COUNTY CONDENSATE (BBLS)
    1. DIMMIT 2,109,085
    2. WEBB 1,347,213
    3. KARNES 1,102,613
    4. DEWITT 1,075,656
    5. CULBERSON 672,207
    6. LIVE OAK 546,084
    7. LA SALLE 369,578
    8. REEVES 345,470
    9. WHEELER 269,361
  10. MCMULLEN 214,564

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