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Texas Oil and Gas Production Statistics for October 2022

January 06, 2023

AUSTIN – Crude oil and natural gas production as reported to the Railroad Commission of Texas for October 2022 came from 161,356 oil wells and 80,281 gas wells.

The RRC reports that from November 2021 to October 2022, total Texas reported production was 1.5 billion barrels of crude oil and 11.2 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 https://www.rrc.texas.gov/oil-and-gas/research-and-statistics/production-data/texas-monthly-oil-gas-production/.

TABLE 1 (October 2022): Statewide Production*

Product

Preliminary Reported
Total Volume

Average Daily
Production     

Crude Oil

110,720,603 bbls (barrels)

3,571,632 bbls

Natural Gas

848,930,463 mcf (thousand cubic feet)  

27,384,854 mcf

* 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 (October 2021): Statewide Production

Product

Updated Reported Total Volume         

Updated Average
Daily Production    

Preliminary Reported
Total Volume            

Preliminary Average
Daily Production

Crude Oil

130,745,004 bbls

4,217,581 bbls

112,667,446 bbls

3,634,434 bbls

Natural Gas

955,649,089 mcf

30,827,390 mcf

821,516,825 mcf

26,500,543 mcf

 

TABLE 3 (October 2022): Texas Top 10 Crude Oil Producing Counties Ranked by Preliminary Production

Rank

County

Crude Oil (bbls)

1.

Midland

17,324,517

2.

Martin

13,648,363

3.

Upton

7,512,089

4.

Howard

7,116,611

5.

Karnes

7,008,378

6.

Loving

5,971,215

7.

Reeves

4,876,006

8.

Glasscock 

3,885,052

9.

Andrews

3,787,976

10.

Reagan

3,656,367

 

TABLE 4 (October 2022): Texas Top 10 Total Gas (Gas Well Gas & Casinghead) Producing Counties Ranked by Preliminary Production

Rank

County

Total Gas (mcf)

1.

Reeves

83,688,348

2.

Midland

61,224,907

3.

Webb

58,311,789

4.

Panola

53,606,436

5.

Loving

42,014,456

6.

Martin

34,263,629

7.

Culberson 

34,131,852

8.

Upton

31,738,242

9.

Harrison

31,623,563

10.

Reagan

28,842,419

 

TABLE 5 (October 2022): Texas Top 10 Total Condensate Producing Counties Ranked by Preliminary Production

Rank

County

Condensate (bbls)

1.

Reeves

5,973,231

2.

Loving

4,318,884

3.

Culberson 

2,440,760

4.

Karnes

1,248,338

5.

DeWitt

1,111,664

6.

Webb

646,407

7.

Live Oak

468,974

8.

Ward

446,701

9.

McMullen

262,500

10.

La Salle

254,779

 


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