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Texas Oil and Gas Production Statistics for October 2021

January 12, 2022

AUSTIN – Crude oil and natural gas production as reported to the Railroad Commission of Texas for October 2021 came from 164,189 oil wells and 86,010 gas wells.

The RRC reports that from November 2020 to October 2021, total Texas reported production was 1.4 billion barrels of crude oil and 10.3 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 2021): Statewide Production*

Product

Preliminary Reported Total Volume

Average Daily Production

Crude Oil

112,667,446 bbls (barrels)

3,634,434 bbls

Natural Gas

821,516,825 mcf (thousand cubic feet)

26,500,543 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 2020): Statewide Production

Product

Updated Reported Total Volume

Updated Average Daily Production

Preliminary Reported Total Volume

Preliminary Average Daily Production

Crude Oil

122,240,455 bbls

3,943,240 bbls

110,160,959 bbls

3,553,579 bbls

Natural Gas

874,163,183 mcf

28,198,812 mcf

772,887,844 mcf

24,931,866 mcf

 

TABLE 3 (October 2021): Texas Top 10 Crude Oil Producing Counties Ranked by Preliminary Production

Rank

County

Crude Oil (bbls)

1.

Midland

16,144,224

2.

Martin

13,023,772

3.

Howard

8,578,247

4.

Karnes

7,094,986

5.

Upton                 

6,476,698

6.

Reeves

5,816,626

7.

Loving

4,829,751

8.

Andrews

3,920,410

9.

Reagan

3,827,214

10.

Ward

3,259,622

 

TABLE 4 (October 2021): Texas Top 10 Total Gas (Gas Well Gas & Casinghead) Producing Counties Ranked by Preliminary Production

Rank

County

Total Gas (mcf)

1.

Reeves

80,264,319

2.

Webb

53,779,873

3.

Midland

52,753,855

4.

Panola

50,473,509

5.

Culberson

34,503,932

6.

Loving

34,413,469

7.

Harrison

29,213,207

8.

Martin

28,424,842

9.

Tarrant

27,183,164

10.

Reagan

27,133,558

 

TABLE 5 (October 2021): Texas Top 10 Total Condensate Producing Counties Ranked by Preliminary Production

Rank

County

Condensate (bbls)

1.

Reeves

5,522,424

2.

Loving

3,153,585

3.

Culberson

2,748,268

4.

Karnes

1,065,731

5.

DeWitt

1,059,332

6.

Dimmit

750,542

7.

Webb

715,978

8.

Live Oak

243,528

9.

La Salle

208,929

10.

Ward

197,410

 


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