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.

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