Monday, April 10, 2017

Texas Drilling and Permit Activity: Drilling Steady, Permitting Way Up

Completions have not yet accelerated, but permitting really took off in March, per the Texas Railroad Commission Drilling, Completion, and Permitting Report for March 2017:

Permits issued in March rose to 1,233 from about 930 in each of the three previous months (Mostly Oil permits, fewer Oil+Gas permits, and very few Gas permits:

Only 63 gas wells were completed in March.  Oil activity was much greater, at 475 new well completions, but still well below March 2016 (876 completions).