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Texas Oil and Gas Production Statistics for October 2019

12/30/2019

AUSTIN –– Crude oil and natural gas production as reported to the Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC) for October 2019 came from 173,371 oil wells and 86,879 gas wells.

The RRC reports that from November 2018 to October 2019, total Texas reported production was 1.438 billion barrels of crude oil and 9.6 trillion cubic feet of total gas. Crude oil production reported by the RRC is limited to oil produced from oil leases and does not include condensate, which is reported separately by the RRC.

For additional oil and gas production statistics, including the ranking of each Texas County by crude oil, total gas and condensate production, visit the RRC’s website at http://www.rrc.texas.gov/oil-gas/research-and-statistics/production-data/texas-monthly-oil-gas-production/.

TABLE 1 - October 2019 STATEWIDE PRODUCTION*

PRODUCT

TOTAL

Crude Oil

101,675,921 BBLS (barrels)

Natural Gas

665,716,589 mcf (thousand cubic feet)

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

TABLE 2 – AVERAGE DAILY PRODUCTION**

PRODUCT

October 2019 TOTAL

October 2018 TOTAL

Crude Oil

3,279,868 BBLS

2,894,186 BBLS

Natural Gas

21,474,729 mcf

19,389,650 mcf

**Preliminary Reported Totals

TABLE 3 - October 2018 STATEWIDE PRODUCTION

PRODUCT

UPDATED REPORTED TOTAL

PRELIMINARY REPORTED TOTAL

Crude Oil

123,797,878 BBLS

89,719,771 BBLS

Natural Gas

808,648,832 mcf

601,079,149 mcf

TABLE 4 October 2019 TEXAS TOP TEN CRUDE OIL PRODUCING COUNTIES RANKED BY PRELIMINARY PRODUCTION

RANK

COUNTY

CRUDE OIL (BBLS)

 1

MIDLAND

12,875,914

 2

MARTIN

8,919,767

 3

REEVES

8,430,597

 4

KARNES

7,441,138

 5

HOWARD

4,959,793

 6

UPTON

4,823,115

 7

LOVING

4,349,557

 8

LA SALLE

3,784,325

 9

WARD

3,477,652

 10

REAGAN

3,425,009

TABLE 5 – October 2019 TEXAS TOP TEN TOTAL GAS (GAS WELL GAS & CASINGHEAD) PRODUCING COUNTIES RANKED BY PRELIMINARY PRODUCTION

RANK

COUNTY

TOTAL GAS (MCF)

 1

REEVES

62,434,652

 2

WEBB

36,239,367

 3

MIDLAND

35,574,975

 4

PANOLA

30,038,233

 5

CULBERSON

28,295,884

 6

TARRANT

28,243,710

 7

KARNES

24,986,765

 8

LOVING

23,387,494

 9

REAGAN

21,491,547

 10

UPTON

19,117,920

TABLE 6 – October 2019 TEXAS TOP TEN TOTAL CONDENSATE PRODUCING COUNTIES RANKED BY PRELIMINARY PRODUCTION

RANK

COUNTY

CONDENSATE (BBLS)

 1

REEVES

4,722,597

 2

CULBERSON

2,216,833

 3

LOVING

1,974,812

 4

DE WITT

1,068,881

 5

WEBB

1,015,931

 6

KARNES

993,300

 7

DIMMIT

311,445

8

LIVE OAK

267,747

9

MCMULLEN

221,477

 10

LA SALLE

182,194

 

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