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Texas Drilling Permits and Completions Statistics for December 2017

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AUSTIN –– The Railroad Commission of Texas (Commission) issued a total of 885 original drilling permits in December 2017 compared to 1,009 in December 2016. The December total included 792 permits to drill new oil or gas wells, 8 to re-enter plugged well bores and 85 for re-completions of existing well bores. The breakdown of well types for those permits issued December 2017 included 175 oil, 67 gas, 586 oil or gas, 48 injection, zero service and nine other permits.

In December 2017, Commission staff processed 514 oil, 80 gas, 26 injection and three other completions compared to 430 oil, 93 gas, 20 injection and two other completions in December 2016. Total well completions processed for 2017 are 6,914; down from 10,468 recorded in 2016.

According to Baker Hughes Inc., the Texas rig count as of December 5 was 454, representing about 49 percent of all active rigs in the United States.

For additional drilling permit and completion statistics, visit the Commission’s website.

 
TABLE 1 – DECEMBER 2017 TEXAS OIL AND GAS DRILLING PERMITS AND COMPLETIONS BY RAILROAD COMMISSION OF TEXAS DISTRICT*

DISTRICT

PERMITS TO DRILL OIL/GAS HOLES

OIL COMPLETIONS

GAS COMPLETIONS

(1) SAN ANTONIO AREA

127

12

16

(2) REFUGIO AREA

63

17

2

(3) SOUTHEAST TEXAS

35

18

4

(4) DEEP SOUTH TEXAS

30

2

10

(5) EAST CENTRAL TX

6

8

1

(6) EAST TEXAS

27

5

12

(7B) WEST CENTRAL TX

32

14

1

(7C) SAN ANGELO AREA

65

66

0

(8) MIDLAND

407

288

19

(8A) LUBBOCK AREA

60

62

0

(9) NORTH TEXAS

19

11

2

(10) PANHANDLE

14

11

13

TOTAL

885

514

80

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