As part of the Texas Oilfield Relief Initiative, the Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC) is encouraging oil and gas operators and their associated service companies to file the Form W-15, Cementing Report, online using the RRC Online System.
The Form W-15 must be submitted any time cement is pumped in a wellbore and to report the setting of a Cast Iron Bridge Plug (CIBP).
Starting September 4, 2019 you will no longer be able to mail your W-15 reports to your customer operator. Everyone, both operator and cement vendor will be required to file and certify on-line with Railroad Commission of Texas. Why load down your crew with more paperwork and have to struggle with more computers. We will file all of your cement reports on the TXRRC website for your company. we can assure they are submitted in a timely manner and with accuracy. call us (817) 381-8129 to start streamlining your process.
Below is a list of all on-line filings Oil and Gas Regulatory, LLC can fielon behalf of yoru company
Keep your business compliant with state and federal business laws. Your legal responsibilities will depend on your business and location.
For your own records: internal requirements
You’ll need to meet external and internal business compliance requirements. Most external requirements involve filing paperwork or paying taxes with state or federal governments.
Internal business requirements are for your own record keeping. You should document your compliance with internal requirements closely with company records. You might need them when you decide to sale you companyor if a legal action is taken against your business.
Ongoing state filing requirements
Each state has annual reports and tests that have to be filed for wells, tank batteries, SWD wells and various other actions.
Ongoing federal filing requirements
Continually check with all federal agencies on curren required filings required from oil and gas businesses.
Most small independent oil and gas companies are trying to handle every position by themselves. In today’s business climate it is just too dangerous to try and navigate the regulatory requirements for and oil and gas companies on your own.
Call Oil and Gas Regualtory Classes™. We can consult with your employees to teach them all they need to know or we can contract with organization and handle all your filings and reporting.
The oil business is picking up and with new drilling, will come all the regulating agencies with their field inspectors, air quality control inspectors, and disposal well inspectors, spill inspectors and the rest of them. Federal or State agencies will want you to have all your welsl and fields to be compliant.
There are many independent oil and gas operators that may have never even heard of Tier II. Tier II is an annual report that is required to be submitted to the EPA. It is a federal requirement that each individual state must adhere to and act as a collecting agency on behalf of the EPA. It entails reporting not only at the federal, state and municipal levels, but also to local LEPCs and fire departments.
Each company, be it oil and gas, or any other commercial endeavor, must report any chemicals stored that exceed, in the weight measured in pounds, a guideline threshold. You can read more about the rules by following this link below:
It can be confusing and overwhelming if a company is not familiar and adept at observing and filing the proper TIER II documentation required by these rules. Also it must be reported through the EPA TIER II software reporting system.
STATE SPECIFIC REPORTING OF TIER II SITES
In Texas a new rule has been passed by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, TCEQ, that states any corporation or commercial entity must now also register each reportable facility (RN) and have a identification number assigned to that facility. In order to be able to do this you must first sign up and obtain specific “CN” – or customer numbers and “RE” – registered site numbers. This allows the TCEQ to map the location of the chemicals being stored. Which once again opens your organization up to state and federal scrutiny. If your Regulatory or HSE departments miss this mandate, it can place your company at risk for fines and other headaches that can be costly. The deadline for compliance is March 1, 2019.
If you and your organization would like more information or help in bringing your company into compliance, please contact Oil and Gas Regulatory Classes™ at 817-381-8129.
Will the Trump administration be a positive influence on the oil and gas regulatory conditions in the United States? After eight years of Obama one could only hope so. However, it seems things are getting off to a slower start than our industry would like. Go to the link below to get more of an in-depth view of how things will shake out over the next year four years.