Permit approval only ballooned in the recent years until it peaked in 2011 when Andrews County approved more than 1375 permits for that year alone. This year, however, the number of permits approved only reached a little over 275. The companies that filed the most number of permits in the county were Unitex Oil & Gas, L.L.C.; Ring Energy, Inc.; and Conocophillips Company.
Oil production in the county went on a steady decline from 1991to 2009. In 2010, production started going up until finally reaching its peak in 2013 with a production of over 3,534,5525 barrels. The highest production in the county occurred in 1993 when the county produced above and beyond 3,5345,525 barrels. This year, just a little under 21,207,315 has been produced.
Since it started operations, some 1,175 operators have gone into Andrews County territory. The top leases in the county include Cross Bar Ranch Oil Lease #038014; Fullerton Clearfork Unit Oil Lease #001770; Goldsmith Andector Unit Oil Lease #021193; Mabee 240B Oil Lease #039879; and Mabee Unit Oil Lease #004010.
Top Leases in Andrews County, TX
Cross Bar Ranch Oil Lease #038014
Embar University Gas Lease #184087
Fee “Ao” Gas Lease #229090
Fee “Q” Gas Lease #133915
Fee “S” Gas Lease #134302
Fullerton Clearfork Unit Oil Lease #001770
Goldsmith Andector Unit Oil Lease #021193
Mabee 240B Oil Lease #039879
Mabee Unit Oil Lease #004010
Means /San Andres/ Unit Oil Lease #017503
North Cowden Unit Oil Lease #020164
Phillips University “P” Gas Lease #219754
Three Bar Shallow Unit Oil Lease #043190
University “7-43” Oil Lease #040532
University 12-14 Ne Gas Lease #164187
University 3-14 Ne Gas Lease #152009
University 32a Gas Lease #034232
University 8-14 Gas Lease #166498
University Az Gas Lease #264357
University Block 9 Oil Lease #039152