AUSTIN, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) — Friday, officials from The Railroad Commission of Texas (RCT) released the Texas Drilling Permit and completion statistics for May 2022.

According to an RCT news release, the RCT issued a total of 963 original drilling permits and a total of 849 permits to drill new oil or gas wells, nine to re-enter plugged wellbores, and 93 for re-completions of existing wellbores.

The RCT said well types for original drilling permits in May are 221 oil, 76 gas, 601 oil or gas, 53 injections, and 12 other permits. RCT’s commission staff processed 515 oil, 142 gas, and 292 injection completions for new drills, re-entries, and re-completion.

According to an RCT release, the total well completions processed for 2022 year-to-date for new drills, re-entries, and re-completions are 4,574 compared to 3,595 recorded during the same period in 2021.

TABLE 1 – MAY 2022 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 AREA1015125
(2) REFUGIO AREA705111
(3) SOUTHEAST TEXAS2773
(4) DEEP SOUTH TEXAS1607
(5) EAST CENTRAL TX510
(6) EAST TEXAS43421
(7B) WEST CENTRAL TX22101
(7C) SAN ANGELO AREA33280
(8) MIDLAND44927540
(8A) LUBBOCK AREA2380
(9) NORTH TEXAS461412
(10) PANHANDLE14310
TOTAL849452130

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