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Texas Drilling Permits And Completions Statistics For April 2021

The Railroad Commission of Texas issued a total of 732 original drilling permits in April 2021 compared to 456 in April 2020. The April 2021 total includes 629 permits to drill new oil or gas wells, five to re-enter plugged wellbores, and 94 for re-completions of existing wellbores.

The breakdown of well types for original drilling permits in April 2021 in 205 oil, 63 gas, 434 oil or gas, 22 injections, and eight other permits.

In April 2021, Commission staff processed 449 oil, 106 gas, and 98 injection completions for new drills, re-entries, and re-completions, compared to 981 oil, 246 gas, and 249 injection completions in April 2020.

Total well completions processed for 2021 year-to-date for new drills, re-entries, and re-completions are 2,924 compared to 5,285 recorded during the same period in 2020.

Detailed data on drilling permits and well completions for the month can be found at this link:

https://www.rrc.texas.gov/oil-and-gas/research-and-statistics/drilling-information/monthly-drilling-completion-and-plugging-summaries/

 

TABLE 1 – APRIL 2021 TEXAS OIL AND GAS NEW DRILLING PERMITS AND COMPLETIONS BY RAILROAD COMMISSION OF TEXAS DISTRICT*

DISTRICTPERMITS TO DRILL NEW OIL/GAS HOLESNEW OIL COMPLETIONSNEW GAS COMPLETIONS
(1) SAN ANTONIO AREA52336
(2) REFUGIO AREA57237
(3) SOUTHEAST TEXAS1481
(4) DEEP SOUTH TEXAS710
(5) EAST CENTRAL TX001
(6) EAST TEXAS32233
(7B) WEST CENTRAL TX22123
(7C) SAN ANGELO AREA51360
(8) MIDLAND35725431
(8A) LUBBOCK AREA9150
(9) NORTH TEXAS21182
(10) PANHANDLE711
TOTAL62940385

Source: www.rrc.state.tx.us

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