Occidental, ExxonMobil led Texas 2000 oil and gas production

Occidental Permian Ltd. was the top oil producer in Texas last year, while ExxonMobil Corp. was the second oil producer and the top gas producer statewide, Texas Railroad Commission statistics show.


By the OGJ Online staff


HOUSTON, Feb. 28
�Occidental Permian Ltd. was the top oil producer in Texas last year, while ExxonMobil Corp. was the second oil producer and the top gas producer statewide, Austin-based Texas Railroad Commission statistics show.

The commission governs the Texas oil industry.

For average daily oil production, Occidental Permian Ltd. led Texas producers with 156,178 b/d, about 14.3% of the oil produced statewide. ExxonMobil followed with an average production of 59,153 b/d or 5.4%.

Other top oil producers were Texaco E&P Inc. with 38,158 b/d; Marathon Oil Co., 32,836 b/d; Mobil Producing TX & NM Inc., 30,874 b/d; Amerada Hess Corp., 30,516 b/d; Pioneer Natural Resources USA Inc., 28,367 b/d; Chevron USA Inc., 26,798 b/d; Apache Corp., 22,018 b/d; and Pure Resources LP, 19,580 b/d.

For average daily gas production, ExxonMobil led Texas producers with 858,344 Mcfd, representing nearly 6.6% of total state production. Conoco Inc. was second with 703,921 Mcfd, or nearly 5.4% of statewide gas production.

Other top gas producers were Coastal Oil & Gas Corp. with 651,958 Mcfd; RME Petroleum Co., 498,837 Mcfd; EOG Resources Inc., 438,688 Mcfd; Mitchell Energy Co. LP, 367,014 Mcfd; Texaco E&P Inc., 335,770 Mcf; Chevron USA. Inc., 327,941 Mcfd; Phillips Petroleum Co., 319,663 Mcfd; and Shell Western E & P Inc., 302,395 Mcfd.

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