Texas Oil and Gas Production Statistics for August 2020

October 30, 2020

AUSTIN – Crude oil and natural gas production as reported to the Railroad Commission of Texas for August 2020 came from 168,539 oil wells and 84,100 gas wells.

The RRC reports that from September 2019 to August 2020, total Texas reported production was 1.5 billion barrels of crude oil and 10.5 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 Monthly Oil & Gas Production web page.

TABLE 1 - AUGUST 2020 STATEWIDE PRODUCTION*

PRODUCT

PRELIMINARY REPORTED TOTAL VOLUME

AVERAGE DAILY PRODUCTION

Crude Oil

107,944,763 BBLS (barrels)

3,482,089 BBLS

Natural Gas

802,661,604 mcf (thousand cubic feet)

25,892,310 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 - AUGUST 2019 STATEWIDE PRODUCTION

PRODUCT

UPDATED REPORTED TOTAL VOLUME

UPDATED AVERAGE DAILY PRODUCTION

PRELIMINARY REPORTED TOTAL VOLUME

PRELIMINARY AVERAGE DAILY PRODUCTION

Crude Oil

135,979,815 BBLS

4,386,446 BBLS

107,015,105 BBLS

3,452,100 BBLS

Natural Gas

909,937,083 mcf

29,352,809 mcf

764,419,398 mcf

24,658,690 mcf

 

TABLE 3  AUGUST 2020 TEXAS TOP TEN CRUDE OIL PRODUCING COUNTIES RANKED BY PRELIMINARY PRODUCTION

RANK

COUNTY

CRUDE OIL (BBLS)

 1

MIDLAND

14,258,517

 2

MARTIN

9,460,752

 3

REEVES

7,194,363

 4

KARNES

6,373,783

 5

HOWARD

6,162,970

 6

UPTON

6,053,473

 7

LOVING

4,703,037

 8

LA SALLE

3,969,735

 9

GLASSCOCK

3,679,402

 10

REAGAN

3,567,616

 

TABLE 4 – AUGUST 2020 TEXAS TOP TEN TOTAL GAS (GAS WELL GAS & CASINGHEAD) PRODUCING COUNTIES RANKED BY PRELIMINARY PRODUCTION

RANK

COUNTY

TOTAL GAS (MCF)

 1

REEVES

87,707,687

 2

WEBB

56,479,199

 3

MIDLAND

46,916,103

 4

CULBERSON

35,402,163

 5

PANOLA

34,991,722

 6

LOVING

29,461,491

 7

TARRANT

29,302,395

 8

REAGAN

26,369,410

 9

KARNES

24,235,344

 10

UPTON

22,459,671


TABLE 5 – AUGUST 2020 TEXAS TOP TEN TOTAL CONDENSATE PRODUCING COUNTIES RANKED BY PRELIMINARY PRODUCTION

RANK

COUNTY

CONDENSATE (BBLS)

 1

REEVES

6,263,791

 2

CULBERSON

3,271,581

 3

LOVING

2,659,845

 4

DE WITT

1,708,369

 5

KARNES

977,228

 6

WEBB

795,167

 7

DIMMIT

444,967

 8

LIVE OAK

356,952

 9

WARD

351,336

 10

MCMULLEN

230,378

 


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