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25 drills approved in Harrison County

Dec. 18, 2016 at 4 a.m.


A total of 25 drills were approved, with 12 still mapping, in Harrison County, between Oct. 21 and Dec. 7.

Four new horizontal drills were approved on Oct. 21 for Valence Oil, 13 miles South of Marshall.

Eight recompletion vertical drills were approved on Nov. 9 for the Sheridan Production Company LLC, within Waskom.

Two new horizontal drills were approved on Nov. 4 for the Covey Park Resources LLC, 1.8 miles northwest of Elysian Fields.

Ten recompletion vertical drills were approved on Nov. 8 for the Sheridan Production Company LLC, 1.5 miles west of Waskom.

Nine new horizontal drills are mapping, having been submitted on Nov. 23 for Covey Park Resources LLC, 12.9 miles southeast of Marshall.

Three new horizontal drills are mapping, having been submitted on Nov. 21 for Covey Park Resources LLC, 5.5 miles Southwest of Scottsville.

A new horizontal drill was approved on Dec. 7 for the Covey Park Resources LLC, 8.8 miles southeast of Marshall.

The Railroad Commission of Texas (Commission) issued a total of 673 original drilling permits in November 2016 compared to 687 in November 2015. The November total included 581 permits to drill new oil or gas wells, 10 to re-enter plugged well bores and 82 for re-completions of existing well bores.

The breakdown of well types for those permits issued November 2016 included 145 oil, 38 gas, 449 oil or gas, 36 injection, zero service and five other permits.

In November 2016, Commission staff processed 342 oil, 151 gas, 24 injection and one other completions compared to 776 oil, 150 gas, 35 injection and four other completions in November 2015. Total well completions for 2016 year to date are 9,923 down from 18,510 recorded during the same period in 2015.

According to Baker Hughes Inc., the Texas rig count as of Dec. 2 was 286, representing about 48 percent of all active rigs in the United States.

For additional drilling permit and completion statistics, visit the commission's website.

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