Midland remains on top in permits, completion stats in January

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AUSTIN, Texas (Big 2/Fox 24) – Midland remained at the top of drilling permits and completion stats in January, data from the Railroad Commission of Texas shows.

In total, the RRC issued more than 1,100 original drilling permits in January, down slightly from the same month in 2019.

Here is a breakdown of the numbers:

  • 1,041 permits to drill new oil or gas wells
  • 8 to re-enter plugged well bores
  • 84 for re-completions of existing well bores.

You can see the full report from the RRC here.


Per the RRC:

TABLE 1 – January 2020 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 AREA13711138
(2) REFUGIO AREA13412019
(3) SOUTHEAST TEXAS214312
(4) DEEP SOUTH TEXAS821
(5) EAST CENTRAL TX501
(6) EAST TEXAS13828
(7B) WEST CENTRAL TX3373
(7C) SAN ANGELO AREA951671
(8) MIDLAND52029697
(8A) LUBBOCK AREA40370
(9) NORTH TEXAS26276
(10) PANHANDLE943
TOTAL1,041822209

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