Capitol Complex Construction

If you are planning to visit the Railroad Commission’s Austin offices in the William B. Travis state office building, please be aware of changes to traffic patterns and the availability of metered parking in the area due to the Capitol Complex Construction project.  Click here for additional information.

RRC Announces Update to Drilling Permit Query


Effective November 6, 2017, the Drilling Permit Query search results screen will display a new column called Stacked Lateral Parent Well DP #. This feature will be available through the Online Research Queries on the Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC) website at

In addition, for oil and gas operators logged into the RRC Online System, the column will display the drilling permit number of the record well, also known as the parent well, for a horizontal well that is classified as stacked lateral. The column will be sortable, allowing all the stacked lateral wells with the same parent well to be displayed together.

If you have any questions regarding these updates, contact the RRC at or 512-463-6751.