RRC Holiday Closure
In observance of the 4th of July Holiday, the Railroad Commission of Texas will be closed Monday, July 3 and Tuesday, July 4. The agency will reopen for business on Wednesday, July 5.
Chapter 27 of the Texas Water Code, as amended by the Texas Legislature (House Bill 2112), includes provisions relating to the use of fresh water for enhanced oil recovery activities. This statutory amendment became effective September 1, 1983.
The statute requires that an applicant proposing to use fresh water "provide written information relating to . . . other material available to the applicant that might be used to inject into the well for enhanced recovery." The statute further provides that, upon receiving the information, "the Railroad Commission shall consider whether or not there is some other . . . substance that is available to the applicant and that is economically and technically feasible for the applicant to use for enhanced recovery purposes."
Accordingly,provide information on alternative types and sources of fluids which are available to you for injection. Also, provide information regarding the economics and technical feasibility of using the alternative fluids. At a minimum, the following questions must be answered:
Based upon our review of the information you furnish, a determination must be made on whether to allow the use of fresh water. If allowed, the permit will specifically state to what extent fresh water can be used.
Last Updated: 3/22/2016 2:04:48 PM