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Midland region again dominates Texas for permits, completions



TX – More than 56 percent of the drilling permits and greater than 53 percent of the oil completions inside the state of Texas during the month of April took place in the Midland region, according to Railroad Commission of Texas.

The RRC’s Midland region accounted for 357 of the 629 permits from around the state. The next closest region was Refugio with 57. RRC statistics also showed the Midland region with 254 of the 403 oil completions from the 12 commission regions around the state. The next closest region was the San Angelo region with 36.

The third category is gas completions, and the Midland region was second to the East Texas region. The Midland region accounted for 31 gas completions or 36.47 percent of the 85 across the state. East Texas accounted for 33.

The Railroad Commission reported a total of 732 original drilling permits – which also includes permits to re-enter plugged well bores and permits for re-completions of existing well bores) — in April compared to 456 in April 2020.

In April, commission staff processed 449 oil, 106 gas and 98 injection completions for new drills, re-entries and re-completions.