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Notices to Industry, Publications and Statewide Rules

New Oil and Gas Production Report, Form PR And New Electronic Filing Options

Please read the instructions on the back of the Form PR for in-depth information about production reporting using the new Form PR and note the following major changes:

  • Information from the Form P-1 (oil production report) and Form P-2 (gas production report) has been combined on one form, Form PR.
  • The PR form is formatted to allow for Optical Character Recognition (OCR) scanning of required data and therefore the form should not be altered.
  • For gas well gas, you no longer need to convert the condensate production to a gas equivalent volume. The RRC will automatically convert the volume.
  • You no longer need to report volumes for gas lift gas injected or recovered; the “Gas Lift Gas Injected” column has been removed from Form PR.
  • Reports without an assigned oil lease or gas well ID number must be reported using a drilling permit number or API number as the RRC identifier.
  • Commingled oil production will be reported in a different format.

New Options for Electronic Filing of Production Reports

New options for filing production reports electronically in lieu of paper forms will also be implemented effective with January 2005 production reporting and for any production report, including late or corrected reports, filed after close of business (5 PM central time) on February 11, 2005.Although paper reports (Form PR) will be accepted, all filers are encouraged to utilize one of the electronic filing options through the new RRC Online System as follows:

  • On-line filing over the Internetusing a web browser (New)
  • Electronic Data Interchange – CD and File Upload (Revised File Format and Expanded Capability)

 

If you plan to utilize one of the electronic filing options, you must complete and submit a Security Administrator Designation (SAD) Form if you have not already done so. After receiving the SAD Form, the Commission will issue to each designated security administrator a User ID that will allow the security administrator to access and update the Commission's electronic filing security system. The security administrator will then be responsible for assigning additional User IDs and filing privileges to individuals within the company and for maintaining that security. A person will need a User ID to access the new on-line filing system or to file production reports through EDI. For operators who already have a SAD Form on file with the Commission, it will not be necessary to resubmit a new form, but the designated Security Administrator(s) will need to update security privileges to allow electronic production reporting through the RRC Online System after February 11, 2005.

Please visit the Commission’s website at www.rrc.state.tx.us for additional information about new production reporting requirements and electronic filing options, and to download SAD and PR Forms. For questions regarding production reporting changes, you may e-mail productionreporting-info@rrc.state.tx.us or contact the Production Section at (512) 463-3905.

Austin, Texas January 2005