Texas Oil and Gas Production Statistics for October 2018

12/20/2018

AUSTIN –– Production for October 2018 as reported to the Railroad Commission of Texas (Commission) is 89,719,771 barrels of crude oil and 601,079,149 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 October 2017, was: 75,645,972 barrels of crude oil preliminarily, updated to a current figure of 99,667,957 barrels; and 540,197,160 mcf of total gas preliminarily, updated to a current figure of 709,552,593 mcf.

The Commission reports that from November 2017 to October 2018, total Texas reported production was 1.24 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 October 2018 crude oil production averaged 2,894,186 barrels daily, compared to the 2,440,193 barrels daily average of October 2017.

Texas preliminary October 2018 total gas production averaged 19,389,650 mcf a day, compared to the 17,425,715 mcf daily average of October 2017.

Texas production in October 2018 came from 179,119 oil wells and 90,915 gas wells.

For additional oil and gas production statistics, visit the Commission’s website at http://www.rrc.texas.gov/oil-gas/research-and-statistics/production-data/texas-monthly-oil-gas-production/.


TABLE 1
OCTOBER 2018 TEXAS TOP TEN CRUDE OIL PRODUCING COUNTIES RANKED BY PRELIMINARY PRODUCTION

RANK

COUNTY

CRUDE OIL (BBLS)

    1.

MIDLAND

11,540,757

    2.

KARNES

7,319,781

    3.

REEVES

5,806,504

    4.

MARTIN

5,485,844

    5.

UPTON

4,832,528

    6.

DE WITT

4,799,660

    7.

LOVING

4,744,458

    8.

HOWARD

3,963,515

    9.

LA SALLE

3,917,768

  10.

GLASSCOCK

3,013,978


TABLE 2 – OCTOBER 2018 TEXAS TOP TEN TOTAL GAS (GAS WELL GAS & CASINGHEAD) PRODUCING COUNTIES RANKED BY PRELIMINARY PRODUCTION

RANK

COUNTY

TOTAL GAS (MCF)

    1.

REEVES

37,157,842

    2.

WEBB

35,865,546

    3.

TARRANT

35,404,055

    4.

MIDLAND

27,102,709

    5.

KARNES

25,293,524

    6.

DE WITT

23,721,765

    7.

PANOLA

23,025,250

    8.

LOVING

20,921,817

    9.

CULBERSON

19,771,536

  10.

UPTON

15,764,386

 
TABLE 3 – OCTOBER 2018 TEXAS TOP TEN TOTAL CONDENSATE PRODUCING COUNTIES RANKED BY PRELIMINARY PRODUCTION

RANK

COUNTY

CONDENSATE (BBLS)

    1.

REEVES

2,294,216

    2.

CULBERSON

1,785,103

    3.

LOVING

1,323,067

    4.

KARNES

1,281,602

    5.

DE WITT

895,327

    6.

WEBB

636,151

    7.

LIVE OAK

279,457

    8.

DIMMIT

227,626

    9.

WHEELER

171,741

  10.

LA SALLE

158,345

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