AUSTIN, Texas (RRC) –– The Railroad Commission of Texas (Commission) issued a total of 1,001 original drilling permits in June 2019 compared 1,230 in June 2018.
The June 2019 total included 905 permits to drill new oil or gas wells, 10 to re-enter plugged well bores and 86 for re-completions of existing well bores. The breakdown of well types for those permits is 240 oil, 69 gas, 613 oil or gas, 74 injection, zero service and five other permits.
In June 2019, Commission staff processed 632 oil, 182 gas, 61 injection and two other completions compared to 914 oil, 158 gas, 48 injection and four other completions in June 2018. Total well completions processed for 2019 year to date are 5,050; down from 5,574 recorded during the same time period in 2018.
According to Baker Hughes Inc., the Texas rig count as of July 3 was 463, representing about 49 percent of all active rigs in the United States.
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