Texas drilling permits and completions statistics for June 2017

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Texas drilling, completions statistics June 2017

Texas rig count as of July 7 was 463, 49% of all active rigs in U.S.

The Railroad Commission of Texas (Commission) issued a total of 1,305 original drilling permits in June 2017 compared to 656 in 2016, according to a press release.

The June total included 1,131 permits to drill new oil or gas wells, 11 to re-enter plugged well bores and 163 for re-completions of existing well bores.

The breakdown of well types for those permits issued included 330 oil, 70 gas, 817 oil or gas, 70 injection, two service and 16 other permits.

Commission staff processed 510 oil, 96 gas, 43 injection and zero other completions compared to 700 oil, 165 gas, 31 injection and four other completions in June 2016.

Total well completions processed for 2017 year to date are 3,872; down from 6,429 recorded during the same period in 2016.

According to Baker Hughes Inc., the Texas rig count as of July 7 was 463, representing about 49 per cent of all active rigs in the United States.

TABLE 1 – JUNE 2017 TEXAS OIL AND GAS DRILLING PERMITS AND COMPLETIONS BY RAILROAD COMMISSION OF TEXAS DISTRICT*

DISTRICT PERMITS TO DRILL OIL/GAS HOLES OIL COMPLETIONS GAS COMPLETIONS
(1) SAN ANTONIO AREA 137 87 34
(2) REFUGIO AREA 120 69 14
(3) SOUTHEAST TEXAS 65 12 5
(4) DEEP SOUTH TEXAS 28 4 6
(5) EAST CENTRAL TX 18 3 6
(6) EAST TEXAS 53 1 6
(7B) WEST CENTRAL TX 37 20 3
(7C) SAN ANGELO AREA 84 26 0
(8) MIDLAND 588 234 15
(8A) LUBBOCK AREA 78 43 0
(9) NORTH TEXAS 40 4 1
(10) PANHANDLE 57 7 6
TOTAL 1,305 510 96

 

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