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There are a host of valuable resources to track oil and gas well data. Due to the rapid and ever-changing nature of exploration and production activity, WTxEC does not maintain data on well permits, completions, rig counts, production, etc.; however, a number of sites make this information accessible to the public. We do share news and resources related to this type of data, as well as other topics like transportation, water, STEM, economic development, and more, on our News & Information page.

The Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC) is the regulatory body for oil and gas operations in the state of Texas. The Commission is the oldest regulatory agency in Texas (established in 1891) and contrary to the name, is in no way involved in the oversight of rail operations. The Railroad Commission website houses in depth information on oil and gas activity in the state. To launch a search query, please visit and select the appropriate system based on the type of data desired.

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Rig counts are a useful analysis tool, particularly when reviewed alongside permits and drilling activity. Weekly numbers on active drilling rigs are released each Friday by Baker Hughes. There are a number of firms that aggregate data on rigs, drilling activity, etc. One such example is Energent Group, where users can select dates to view data over time, show breakdowns by well type, state, and more utilizing interactive comparison tools.

You can also check out one of the sites below: (these are subscription based sites)






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