General Information: Bastrop, Brown, Borden and Brazoria County

Bastrop County

OilTexas 1Bastrop County saw its largest number of permit approvals in 1990 with more than 60 permits approved. However, since then it has only ever reached 30 permit approvals in years 2007 and 2008. In fact, only one permit has been filed this year. It was filed by Republic Resources, LLC.

In March 13, 2014. The permit was approved in April 21. Geosouthern Energy Corporation has filed the most number of permits in the county since 2008. It has filed 12 permits in total. Following Geosouthern are companies Chalker Operating Inc., Cinolo Energy Operating, Inc., and Hughes, Dan A. Company, L.P.

In 2008, the county produced the most number of oil barrels in its history. It produced more than 464, 525 barrels in that year alone. However, this year, it has barely produced 92,905 barrels. So far, this is the lowest recorded number of barrels produced since 1993. At that time, the county produced a little under 371,620 barrels of oil.

The top leases in the county include the Allan Marburger Oil Lease #025137, the Billie Ann Oil Lease #011931, the Carter, Gertrude (Trudy) Gas Leases #136471 and #136010, and the Erna Herms Oil Lease #025036. Austin County also has 477 operators listed.

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Brown County
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Brown County saw its highest number of permit approvals in 1990. At that time, the county approved more than 100 permits. In recent years, however, out of the 9 permits submitted in 2014 only 7 have been approved. The two submitted by Huntwood Resources, LLC and Conner-Marrs Company in March 26, 2014 and February 19, 2014, respectively, have yet to be approved.

The three companies that have filed the most number of permits in the last two years are Joriah Oil & Gas, Inc., 4 J’s Production, and Paragon Oil & Gas, LLC. Oil production by the barrel was at its peak in 1993 when the county was able to produce more than 233,600 barrels of oil for that year alone.

It’s record low is this year with only a little more than 46,720 barrels produced. Top leases in the county include Allen, E.A. Gas Lease #124413, Chambers Oil Lease #017310, Dunn, John Gas Lease #108217, Einstein Medical School “B” Oil Lease #031251, and Fomby, O.B. Oil Lease #016890. The county has also recorded some 1,080 operators that have set foot in its territory.


Borden County

OilTexas 1Borden County saw it record high of permit approvals last year when it approved more than 90 permits. This year, it has approved 24 so far with three permits pending. These permits belong to Tall City Operations LLC, Raw Oil & Gas, Inc. and Pie Operating, LLC.

In recent years, the PPC Operating Company LLC has filed the most number of permits. Since late 2913, it has filed 12 permits. They are closely followed by Red Willow Production, LLC, Apache Corporation and Estancia Oil & Gas, LLC.

On the average, Borden County has been consistent in the number of oil barrels it produces yearly. It hit its highest point in 1998 when it produced more than 4,478,625 barrels. However, this year, oil product in the county has only reached 1,791,450 barrels. While it is definitely better than other counties, it is recorded as the lowest for this county.

Bordon County has had 719 operators so far during its oil production history. At present, the top leases in the county include Canon Ranch Unit Oil Lease #018500, Cr “G” Tract 3a Oil Lease #069695, Jo-Mill Unit Oil Lease #060465, Martin, Nan “A” Oil Lease #068405, and Rebecca Oil Lease #069392.


Brazoria County
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Years 1990 and 2012 were good for Brazoria County as they approved more than 100 permits. However, in 2014, out of the 50 submitted permits, only 31 have been approved. The remaining 19 were filed mostly in February and March of this year. 17 of these permits were filed by Denbury Onshore, LLC. One was filed by PIC Operating, LLC and the other by Argent Energy (US) Holdings Inc. This year, the West Hasting Unit Wells have been the most popular.

In 2013, Brazoria County produced the most number of barrels in its history. For 2013 alone, it produced more than 2,546,175 barrels of oil. Its lowest year of production was in 2011 when it recorded around 1,527,705 barrels of oil.

It has around 922 recorded operators. The county’s top leases include Abrams, W.H. Oil Lease #004505, Belcher, W.T. “B” Oil Lease #010386, Bennett Estate Oil Lease #022845, Black Stone Ivory Gas Lease #228848, and Davis Bintliff Gas Lease #247540.