Texas drilling permit and completion statistics for August 2022

AUSTIN – The Railroad Commission of Texas issued a total of 867 original drilling permits in August 2022 compared to 687 in August 2021. The August 2022 total includes 788 permits to drill new oil or gas wells, 12 to re-enter plugged wellbores and 60 for re-completions of existing wellbores.

The breakdown of well types for original drilling permits in August 2022 is 194 oil, 88 gas, 556 oil or gas, 18 injection and 11 other permits.

In August 2022, Commission staff processed 834 oil, 176 gas and 520 injection completions for new drills, re-entries and re-completions, compared to 649 oil, 109 gas and 291 injection completions in August 2021.

Total well completions processed for 2022 year-to-date for new drills, re-entries and re-completions are 8,782 compared to 6,108 recorded during the same period in 2021.

Detailed data on drilling permits and well completions for the month can be found at this link:

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