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Texas Drilling Permit and Completion Statistics for June 2024

July 08, 2024

The Railroad Commission of Texas issued a total of 715 original drilling permits in June 2024. The total includes 648 to drill new oil or gas wells, 5 to re-enter plugged wellbores and 55 for re-completions of existing wellbores.

The breakdown of well types for total original drilling permits in June 2024 is: 138 oil, 34 gas, 505 oil and gas, 26 injection, and 12 other permits.

In June 2024, Commission staff processed 610 oil, 225 gas and 198 injection completions for new drills, re-entries and re-completions.

Detailed data on drilling permits and well completions for the month can be found at this link:

https://www.rrc.texas.gov/oil-and-gas/research-and-statistics/drilling-information/monthly-drilling-completion-and-plugging-summaries/

 

TABLE 1 – June 2024 TEXAS OIL AND GAS NEW DRILLING PERMITS AND COMPLETIONS BY RAILROAD COMMISSION OF TEXAS DISTRICT*

DISTRICT

PERMITS TO DRILL NEW OIL/GAS HOLES

NEW OIL COMPLETIONS

NEW GAS COMPLETIONS

(1) SAN ANTONIO AREA

52

40

22

(2) REFUGIO AREA

32

37

15

(3) SOUTHEAST TEXAS

4

9

8

(4) DEEP SOUTH TEXAS

9

2

29

(5) EAST CENTRAL TX

1

1

1

(6) EAST TEXAS

29

9

40

(7B) WEST CENTRAL TX

14

6

0

(7C) SAN ANGELO AREA

55

86

0

(8) MIDLAND

401

309

75

(8A) LUBBOCK AREA

26

35

0

(9) NORTH TEXAS

21

6

20

(10) PANHANDLE

4

8

0

TOTAL

648

548

210

 

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