For his monthly "Director's Cut" production report -- which reflects November production -- state mineral resources director Lynn Helms was upbeat.
"(It's) probably the most optimistic outlook we've had in a year or so," Helms told reporters.
In November, the state produced 1,194, 120 barrels of oil a day. The state’s all time high was 1,227,483 a day. That record was set in December, 2014.
"Sometime in the first half of this year, we should break that record and start setting record production again," Helms said.