Texas drilling permits and completions statistics for June 2016

Texas rig count as of July 8 was 201, representing 46% of active rigs in the US

TexasAUSTIN– The Railroad Commission of Texas issued a total of 656 original drilling permits in June compared to 851 in June 2015.

The June total included 506 permits to drill new oil or gas wells, four to re-enter plugged well bores and 146 for re-completions of existing well bores.

The breakdown of well types for those permits issued in June included 226 oil, 29 gas, 356 oil or gas, 37 injection, two service and six other permits.

Commission staff processed 700 oil, 165 gas, 31 injection and four other completions compared to 1,416 oil, 225 gas, 64 injection and five other completions in June 2015.

Total well completions for 2016 year to date are 6,429 down from 11,542 recorded during the same period in 2015.

According to Baker Hughes Inc., the Texas rig count as of July 8 was 201, representing about 46 per cent of all active rigs in the United States.

June 2016 oil and gas drilling permits and completions by Railroad commission by District

DISTRICT PERMITS TO DRILL OIL/GAS HOLES OIL COMPLETIONS GAS COMPLETIONS
(1) SAN ANTONIO AREA 49 75 33
(2) REFUGIO AREA 59 48 30
(3) SOUTHEAST TX 11 88 29
(4) DEEP SOUTH TEXAS 26 2 5
(5) EAST CENTRAL TX 10 3 1
(6) EAST TEXAS 13 7 19
(7B) WEST CENTRAL TX 19 18 0
(7C) SAN ANGELO AREA 54 49 2
(8) MIDLAND 302 317 5
(8A) LUBBOCK AREA 66 24 0
(9) NORTH TEXAS 27 59 25
(10) PANHANDLE 20 10 16
TOTAL 656 700 165

 

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