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.

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