Texas Oil and Gas Production Statistics for May 2016


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AUSTIN — Production for May 2016 as reported to the Railroad Commission of Texas (Commission) is 73,131,246 barrels of crude oil and 600,746,804 mcf (thousand cubic feet) of total gas from oil and gas wells. These preliminary figures are based on production volumes reported by operators and will be updated as late and corrected production reports are received. Production reported to the Commission for the same time period last year, May 2015, was: 75,309,757 barrels of crude oil preliminarily, updated to a current figure of 91,639,468 barrels; and 639,101,169 mcf of total gas preliminarily, updated to a current figure of 748,018,555 mcf.
The Commission reports that in the last 12 months, total Texas reported production was 1.014 billion barrels of crude oil and 8.3 trillion cubic feet of total gas. Crude oil production reported by the Commission is limited to oil produced from oil leases and does not include condensate, which is reported separately by the Commission.
Texas preliminary May 2016 crude oil production averaged 2,359,072 barrels daily, compared to the 2,429,347 barrels daily average of May 2015.
Texas preliminary May 2016 total gas production averaged 19,378,929 mcf a day, compared to the 20,616,167 mcf daily average of May 2015.
Texas production in May 2016 came from 185,190 oil wells and 93,622 gas wells.
For additional oil and gas production statistics, visit the Commission’s website at http://www.rrc.texas.gov/oil-gas/research-and-statistics/production-data/texas-monthly-oil-gas-production/.
TABLE 1 – MAY 2016 TEXAS TOP TEN CRUDE OIL PRODUCING COUNTIES RANKED BY PRELIMINARY PRODUCTION
RANK
COUNTY
CRUDE OIL (BBLS)
    1.
KARNES
5,468,676
    2.
MIDLAND
5,143,841
    3.
DEWITT
4,704,228
    4.
LA SALLE
3,904,069
    5.
UPTON
3,577,289
    6.
MARTIN
3,468,266
    7.
MCMULLEN
2,882,904
    8.
ANDREWS
2,822,304
    9.
GONZALES
2,717,234
  10.
LOVING
2,325,106
TABLE 2 – MAY 2016 TEXAS TOP TEN TOTAL GAS (GAS WELL GAS & CASINGHEAD) PRODUCING COUNTIES RANKED BY PRELIMINARY PRODUCTION
RANK
COUNTY
TOTAL GAS (MCF)
    1.
WEBB
53,697,793
    2.
TARRANT
38,807,419
    3.
PANOLA
26,266,009
    4.
DIMMIT
23,257,347
    5.
DEWITT
21,351,633
    6.
KARNES
20,008,377
    7.
JOHNSON
19,368,266
    8.
LA SALLE
17,015,549
    9.
WISE
16,638,867
  10.
DENTON
14,456,315
TABLE 3 – MAY 2016 TEXAS TOP TEN TOTAL CONDENSATE PRODUCING COUNTIES RANKED BY PRELIMINARY PRODUCTION
RANK
COUNTY
CONDENSATE (BBLS)
    1.
DIMMIT
2,017,742
    2.
WEBB
1,259,324
    3.
KARNES
1,072,021
    4.
CULBERSON
883,223
    5.
DEWITT
823,011
    6.
REEVES
486,592
    7.
LIVE OAK
462,098
    8.
LA SALLE
259,994
    9.
LOVING
240,725
  10.
WHEELER
215,067

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