From the Midland Reporter Telegram 

Midland County produced 10,656,286 barrels in August 2018

More than 10 million barrels of oil were produced in Midland County, according to preliminary production figures from the Railroad Commission of Texas.

The Permian Basin again dominated the list with seven of the top 10 producing counties — Midland, Reeves, Martin, Loving, Upton, Reagan and Andrews. Production in those seven counties reached 33.091 million barrels during the month.

AUGUST 2018 TEXAS TOP TEN CRUDE OIL PRODUCING COUNTIES RANKED BY PRELIMINARY PRODUCTION

RANK COUNTY CRUDE OIL (BBLS)
    1. MIDLAND 10,656,286
    2. KARNES 7,032,253
    3. MARTIN 5,681,435
    4. REEVES 5,518,296
    5. LOVING 5,291,612
    6. DE WITT 4,856,269
    7. UPTON 4,592,431
    8. LA SALLE 4,292,967
    9. REAGAN 3,519,212
  10. ANDREWS 3,125,845

The RRC reported 10.656 million barrels were produced in Midland, which was 3.6 million more than the next most prolific county – Karnes. Midland’s production total was 11.7 percent of the total in the state, according to the RRC.

Production for the state, according to the RRC, reached 90.367 million barrels. That number will be updated as late and corrected production reports are received. Preliminary production reported to the RRC for August 2017 was 75.178 million barrels. The updated total was 90.688 million barrels.

Midland County ranked fourth when it came to the preliminary production numbers of natural gas in August (up from fifth in July). The RRC reported 25.579 million mcf (thousand cubic feet) in August, which meant Midland trailed Webb (40.592 million mcf), Tarrant (36.762 million) and Reeves (33.268 million). Interestingly, while Midland’s total went up, production in the three counties ahead of Midland went down. When it came to preliminary production of gas, five of the top 10 counties were in the Permian — Reeves, Midland, Loving, Culberson and Reagan.

The RRC also reported 616.160 million MCF of gas was produced during the entire month. In August 2017, the preliminary number was 583.794 million mcf. The updated total was 675.733 million mcf.

Texas production in August came from 180,368 oil wells and 89,819 gas wells, according to the RRC.

Gas – August 2018 Texas top 10 total gas (gas well gas and casing head) producing counties ranked by preliminary production

County Total Gas (MCF)

  1. Webb   40,592,320
  2. Tarrant 35,762,126
  3. Reeves 33,268,413
  4. Midland           25,579,496
  5. DeWitt 23,969,159
  6. Karnes 23,925,693
  7. Loving 22,761,066
  8. Panola  18,630,958
  9. Culberson        17,304,536
  10. Reagan 17,058,794

Condensate

August 2018 Texas top 10 total condensate producing counties ranked by preliminary production

County Condensate (BBLS)

  1. Reeves 2,143,918
  2. Culberson        1,523,243
  3. Loving 1,367,466
  4. Karnes 1,231,904
  5. DeWitt 1,066,684
  6. Webb   659,159
  7. Dimmit            370,859
  8. Live Oak          270,363
  9. La Salle            179,137
  10. Hemphill          161,471

Source: Texas Railroad Commission

 


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