Texas Logs 840 New Drilling Permits

The Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC), the state’s oil and gas regulatory agency, issued a total of 840 original drilling permits in January 2023. The total includes 743 permits to drill new oil or gas wells, 6 to re-enter plugged wellbores, and 80 for re-completions of existing wellbores.

The breakdown of well types for total original drilling permits in January 2023 is: 197 oil, 57 gas, 550 oil or gas, 29 injection, and seven other permits.

In January 2023, RRC staff processed 147 oil, 214 gas, and 229 injection completions for new drills, re-entries, and re-completions.

Detailed data on drilling permits and well completions for the month can be found on the RRC website: Monthly Drilling, Completion and Plugging Summaries (texas.gov)


January 2023 Texas Oil & Gas New Drilling Permits And Completions By Railroad Commission Of Texas District
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