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Texas drilling permits, completions statistics for Nov. 2016

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Texas drilling and completion statistics

Texas rig count as of Dec. 2 was 286, representing about 48% of all active rigs in the US

AUSTIN – The Railroad Commission of Texas issued a total of 673 original drilling permits in Nov. 2016 compared to 687 in Nov. 2015.

The Nov. total included 581 permits to drill new oil or gas wells, 10 to re-enter plugged well bores and 82 for re-completions of existing well bores.

The breakdown of well types for those permits issued Nov. 2016 included 145 oil, 38 gas, 449 oil or gas, 36 injection, zero service and five other permits.

In Nov. 2016, Commission staff processed 342 oil, 151 gas, 24 injection and one other completions compared to 776 oil, 150 gas, 35 injection and four other completions in Nov. 2015.

Total well completions for 2016 year to date are 9,923 down from 18,510 recorded during the same period in 2015.

According to Baker Hughes Inc., the rig count as of Dec. 2 was 286, representing about 48 per cent of all active rigs in the United States.

TABLE 1 – NOVEMBER 2016 OIL AND GAS DRILLING PERMITS AND COMPLETIONS BY RAILROAD COMMISSION OF DISTRICT*

DISTRICT PERMITS TO DRILL OIL/GAS HOLES OIL COMPLETIONS GAS COMPLETIONS
(1) SAN ANTONIO AREA 63 73 27
(2) REFUGIO AREA 73 32 28
(3) SOUTHEAST TEXAS 21 11 38
(4) DEEP SOUTH TEXAS 15 4 11
(5) EAST CENTRAL TX 7 0 1
(6) EAST TEXAS 20 7 8
(7B) WEST CENTRAL TX 28 22 2
(7C) SAN ANGELO AREA 54 21 1
(8) MIDLAND 291 109 12
(8A) LUBBOCK AREA 64 25 1
(9) NORTH TEXAS 31 28 1
(10) PANHANDLE 6 10 21
TOTAL 673 342 151
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