Texas drilling permits fall in November and October

The Texas Railroad Commission issued a total of 1,508 original drilling permits in November compared to 1,559 in November 2013. The November total included 1,376 permits to drill new oil and gas wells, 23 to re-enter existing wellbores, and 109 for recompletions. Permits issued in November included 376 oil, 76 gas, 977 oil and gas, 69 injection, two service, and eight other permits.

Texas preliminary October crude oil production averaged 2,215,355 barrels daily, up from the 1,758,780 barrels daily average of October 2013. The preliminary Texas crude oil production figure for October is 68,675,991 barrels, up from 54,522,194 barrels reported during October 2013.

In November, operators reported 1,570 oil, 380 gas, 36 injection and five other completions compared to 1,625 oil, 167 gas, 84 injection and three other completions in November 2013.

Total well completions for 2014 year to date are 27,595 up from 23,311 recorded during the same period in 2013.

Operators reported 1,069 holes plugged and zero dry holes in November compared to 431 holes plugged and zero dry holes in November 2013.

Texas oil and gas wells produced 610,601,042 Mcf (thousand cubic feet) of gas based upon preliminary production figures for October up from the October 2013 preliminary gas production total of 576,413,317 Mcf. Texas preliminary October total gas production averaged 19,696,808 Mcf (thousand cubic feet) a day.

Texas production in October came from 162,224 oil wells and 89,802 gas wells.

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