In observance of the Thanksgiving holidays, the Railroad Commission of Texas will be closed Wednesday Nov. 25 through Friday Nov. 28, and reopen for business Monday Nov. 30.

Scheduling of Mechanical Integrity Tests

1.  Quarterly test schedules.
  • At the beginning of each calendar quarter, a computer program searches the RRC data system for wells that are due for a mechanical integrity test.
  • computer-generated testing schedule is then sent to the operator of each of these wells. 

    NOTE: Any successful pressure test effectively "resets the clock."
2.  Types of tests scheduled.
  • Initial pressure tests on wells with new or newly amended permits.
  • Five-year pressure tests.
  • Annual pressure tests required by permit.
3.  Time allowed to perform tests.
  • Initial test - 3 months.
  • Five-year test - months.
  • Annual test - months.

Last Updated: 3/24/2016 1:52:27 PM