Big Spring Herald Weekend
Texas Drilling Permits and completions statistics for June 2021
The Railroad Commission of Texas issued a total of 739 original drilling permits in June 2021 compared to 312 in June 2020. The June 2021 total includes 638 permits to drill new oil or gas wells, seven to re-enter plugged well bores, and 84 for re-completions of existing well bores.
The breakdown of well types for original drilling permits in June 2021 is 171 oil, 37 gas, 501 oil or gas, 24 injection, and six other permits.
In June 2021, Commission staff processed 507 oil, 158 gas and 128 injection completions for new drills, re-entries and recompletions, compared to 1,031 oil, 300 gas, and 371 injection completions in June 2020.
Total well completions processed for 2021 year-to-date for new drills, re-entries and re-completions are 4,155 compared to 7,930 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/
According to the information provided, there have been 14 permits to drill new oil/gas holes in the West Central Texas area, with nine new oil completions and no new gas completions; in the San Angelo area there have been 48 permits to drill new oil/gas holes and 60 new oil completions and no new gas completions. In the Midland area there have been 416 permits to drill new oil/gas holes and 278 new oil completions and 40 new gas completions. Stretching as far as the Lubbock area, there have been 17 permits to drill new oil/gas holes and five new oil completions, with no new gas completions.