RRC: Permian counties account for Texas’ top five for production

Posted on January 11, 2021

 

The Permian Basin counties dominated Texas like few times in recent memory, according to the Railroad Commission’s preliminary oil production report from September.

The RRC showed Permian Basin counties made up the top five counties and nine of the top 10 in terms of oil production. Howard and Upton counties joined Midland, Martin and Reeves in the top five and pushed out Karnes. Permian Basin counties in the top 10, which included Loving, Glasscock, Ward and Reagan, accounted for 55.6 percent of the 104.320 million barrels reported in September.

The Railroad Commission also reported that Midland County was the top-producing county with 13.922 million barrels, which was 4 million-plus barrels more than second-place Martin and 13.34 percent of the preliminary total statewide. Midland and Martin combined to make up 22.6 percent of the total statewide.

In September 2019, the preliminary production of crude oil was 96.971 million barrels. The updated total was 133.492 million.

Reeves County again dominated the production of gas and condensate. The 83.556 million mcf produced in September dominated Webb and Midland counties, which were neck and neck for second and third with 47.071 million mcf and 47.045 million mcf, respectively. The RRC reported 744.787 million mcf of gas was produced during the entire month. In September 2019, the preliminary number was 702.422 million mcf. The updated total was 895.597 million mcf.

September 2020 Texas top 10 total gas- (gas well gas and casing head) producing counties ranked by preliminary production

County Total Gas (MCF)

  1. Reeves  83,556,497
  2. Webb               47,071,351
  3. Midland            47,045,022
  4. Culberson         32,943,400
  5. Panola  32,690,748
  6. Loving 29,686,886
  7. Tarrant 25,866,086
  8. Reagan 24,514,888
  9. Upton   22,773,895
  10. Karnes  22,627,414

September 2020 Texas top 10 total condensate-producing counties ranked by preliminary production

County Condensate (BBLS)

  1. Reeves 5,720,042
  2. Culberson         3,053,086
  3. Loving 2,913,001
  4. DeWitt 1,520,844
  5. Karnes  796,903
  6. Webb   692,583
  7. Ward    345,409
  8. Dimmit 321,291
  9. Live Oak          308,553
  10. McMullen        201,634

Source: Texas Railroad Commission

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