Texas Railroad Commission released its latest statistics showing the state’s oil and gas production continues to impress, with the Eagle Ford leading the way.
Original drilling permits issued for April dropped from 1,919 last year to 848. Of the April total, 721 permits were for new oil and gas wells, 9 to re–enter existing well bores and 118 for re–completions.Broken down even further, April permits included 218 for oil, 51 gas, 530 oil and gas, 40 injection, zero service and nine other.
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Statewide, well completions were up in April 2015, with operators reporting 1,867 oil, 314 gas, 125 injection and one other completions. In april 2014, there were 1,012 oil, 92 gas, 21 injection and four other completions. Total well completions for the year are still down by several thousand over this time last year.
Activity in the Eagle Ford continues lead the state in April with 176 permits to drill oil and gas, 222 oil completions and 94 gas completions.
The Commission estimates that final production for March 2015 was 84,879,948 barrels of crude oil and 533,174,979 Mcf of gas, with Eagle Ford counties remaining on top:
COUNTY – CRUDE OIL (BBLS)
- KARNES – 6,755,884
- LA SALLE – 4,586,791
- DE WITT – 4,571,129
- MCMULLEN – 3,252,014
- GONZALES – 3,072,829
- ANDREWS – 3,045,628
- MIDLAND – 2,885,602
- MARTIN – 2,883,997
- UPTON – 2,703,478
- 10. REEVES – 2,155,608
Read more at rrc.org