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Rig Counts and Wells Completed

 

From the Texas Railroad Commission, which regulates the oil & gas industry, except for the rig count, which is from Baker Hughes Inc. This is an annual average from monthly reports, except for the latest year, which is through June.

(Totals shown for 1988 and later are the number of drilling permits issued; data for previous years were the total drilling applications received.) 
 

Year Rotary rigs active Permits Texas wells completed



Oil Gas
2015 430 10,549 15,578 2,787
2014 835 25,792 24,999 3,585
2013 835 21,471 19,249 4,917
2012 899 22.479 10,936 3,580
2011 838 22,480 5,380 3,008
2010 659 18,029 5,392 4,071
2009 432 12,212 5,860 8,706
2008 898 24,073 6,208 10,361
2007 834 19,994 5,084 8,643
2006 746 18,952 4,761 8,534
2005 614 16,914 3,454 7,197
2004 506 14,700 3,446 7,118
2003 449 12,664 3,111 6,336
2002 338 9,716 3,268 5,474
2001 462 12,227 3,082 5,787
2000 343 12,021 3,111 4,580
1999 226 8,430 2,049 3,566
1998 303 9,385 4,509 4,907
1997 358 13,933 4,482 4,594
1996 283 12,669 4,061 4,060
1995 251 11,244 4,334 3,778
1994 274 11,030 3,962 3,553
1993 264 11,612 4,646 3,295
1992 251 12,089 5,031 2,537
1991 315 12,494 6,025 2,755
1990 348 14,033 5,593 2,894
1989 264 12,756 4,914 2,760
1988 280 13,493 6,441 2,665


Applications
 
1987 293 15,297 7,327 2,542
1986 313 15,894 10,373 3,304
1985 680 30,878 16,543 4,605
1984 850 37,507 18,716 5,489
1983 796 45,550 15,941 5,027
1982 990 41,224 16,296 6,273
1981 1,318 47,940 15,627 5,454
1980 989 29,442 12,322 5,331
1979 770 29,241 8,487 5,319
1978 855 26,050 8,132 5,383
1977 778 25,189 8,121 4,399
1976 653 22,693 7,348 4,108
1975 638 20,293 7,004 3,396
1970 302 11,034 4,987 1,796
1965 425 14,227 7,207 2,383
1960 604 15,601 9,666 2,011
         

 

 

 

  

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