It can be mind-boggling the amount of oil that offshore oil rigs produce each month and year. And as it stands, the United States remains the top producer of oil and gas worldwide. Besides, it looks like the U.S. has made history once again in April of 2019. Crude oil production and lease condensate in the U.S. has now reached over 12 million barrels per day (b/d). This great news comes directly from the EIA’s latest publication of Petroleum Supply Monthly.
It was just in August of last year that oil production reached over 11 million b/d. This month, however, marks the first time that national monthly crude oil production levels surpassed 12 million b/d. So, which oil rig production sites brought in the most crude oil and what does this mean for the U.S.? Explore more below with MSI Pipe Protection Technologies.
Highest Producing Offshore Oil Rigs
As it stands, Texas and the Federal Offshore Gulf of Mexico (GOM) are the two largest crude oil production areas in the nation. Economists project that both sites will reach record levels of production this month at close to five million and two million b/d respectively. Also, Oklahoma’s top site was the third leading producer. They happily reached a record production level of 617,000 b/d.
Onshore Oil Rigs Also Continue to Increase
When we look at the States’ onshore crude oil production, their increase is due primarily by the developing low permeability (tight) formations. They continue using hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling. In fact, the EIA estimates that crude oil production from this reached 7.4 million b/d in April. That is roughly 61% of the U.S. total.
The West Texas Permian Basin and eastern New Mexico continue to lead record U.S. oil production growth. For example, the Permian Basin accounts for roughly 63% of Texas and 96% of New Mexico crude oil production. Since January 2018 to now, crude oil production in the state of Texas increased by 1.1 million b/d or about 28%.
Investing in Superior Pipe Protection with MSI
Offshore oil and gas in the Gulf is a major source of oil and natural gas production in the U.S. Therefore, operators must maintain equipment protection with the right applications. An API standard leader like MSI Pipe Protection Technologies is just the manufacturer to help you accomplish this goal. We provide superior pipe protection tools for both offshore and onshore oil rig sites. Besides, we not only service top producers in Texas, New Mexico, and other sites around the central Gulf of Mexico region, we also serve worldwide.
Our top priority is to help you deliver protected pipe all day every day. To do that, we make sure you have the right protective applications for all your equipment. With this, operators have the assurance and peace of mind in knowing that their equipment is always ready for use when they need it. For orders and information on protective tools for oil rig production, call us toll-free at 1-877-276-9208.