IV. FILE ORGANIZATION
IV. FILE ORGANIZATION A. File Description and Organization B. Format Considerations C. Form Procedures
A. File Description and Organization The file layout descriptions on the following pages illustrate the data required for filing reports electronically. Two record descriptions are given for each record type. The first description is a general record layout detailing data relative record position, size, and type. The general record layout gives enough information to correctly build the record regardless of what software or programming language is used. The second record description is a COBOL record layout which shows the logical structure of the record and can be keyed verbatim for use in COBOL programs. Following the record descriptions is a data dictionary detailing what each data item is and information on any special codes or requirements for the data item. The data items in the data dictionary are referenced by the COBOL data name but are descriptive enough to easily find the data item required if you do not know how to read COBOL record descriptions. Each electronic filing must include as the first record the Authorizing Agent (AA) record. The name supplied as the authorizing agent must match exactly, in spelling and punctuation, the individual's name that signed the MEFC. See Authorization Procedures starting on page II-5 for details on the MEFC requirement. Each type of report filed electronically will be represented by two or more record types. 1. All forms (except T-1,see 2.below) will consist of two record types: (a) A district record (DR) for each district (b) Report records for each oil lease, oil well, gas well, etc. depending on the type of report, within the district 2. Transportation reports (Form T-1) consist of five record types, one for each T-1 page type (T1, T1A, T1B, T2, T3). 3. A totals record (Z99) for each company occurs as the last record for the company and gives the number of records filed for each record type. The following is an example of the general record sequence: Authorizing Agent 'AA ' Agent Record For the Company G-10 'G10' District Record For District 01 'G10' Report Records For District 01 'G10' District Record For District 02 'G10' Report Records For District 02 H-10 'H10' District Record For District 01 'H10' Report Records For District 01 'H10' District Record For District 02 'H10' Report Records For District 02 H-15 'H15' District Record For District 01 'H15' Report Records For District 01 'H15' District Record For District 02 'H15' Report Records For District 02 P-1B 'P1B' District Record For District 01 'P1B' Report Records For District 01 'P1B' District Record For District 02 'P1B' Report Records For District 02 T-1 PAGE 1 'T1 ' Record For the Company T-1 PAGE 1A 'T1A' Records For District 01 'T1A' Records For District 02 T-1 PAGE 1B 'T1B' Records For District 01 'T1B' Records For District 02 T-1 PAGE 2 'T2 ' Records For District 01 'T2 ' Records For District 02 T-1 PAGE 3 'T3 ' Records For District 01 'T3 ' Records For District 02 W-10 'W10' District Record For District 01 'W10' Report Records For District 01 'W10' District Record For District 02 'W10' Report Records For District 02 TOTALS 'Z99' Record For the Company B. Format Considerations Each record is 400 bytes (characters) long. For information filed by the Efile System or diskette, each record must end with a carriage return (ASCII 13, HEX 0D)and a line feed (ASCII 10, HEX 0A). One authorizing agent (AA) record must be supplied as the first record for each electronic filing. A district record must occur for each new district for non T-1 reports. The record contains the operator name, mailing address, contact person, and phone number of the contact person for the district. The district record makes it possible to supply a different mailing address and contact person for each district if desired. A company may file reports under more than one operator number. The reports should be processed as if filed by separate companies. There must be an authorizing agent (AA) and a totals (Z99) record for each operator number. Reports should not contain lower case characters. Only upper case characters are acceptable. Reports should not contain negative, signed or floating point numbers. The name of an oil or gas field must appear exactly the same (punctuation, spaces, etc.) in all records and should be exactly as shown on the RRC proration schedule. The record descriptions that follow show "6E" as a valid district code. This code actually refers to the "East Texas" oil field in district 06. Oil production for this field may be reported using either the 06 or 6E district code. When not being used for active data, all numeric data fields within a record must contain zeros and all alphanumeric fields must contain spaces. C. Form Procedures The Commission has available, for a recovery of costs, data available for duplication on magnetic cartridge tapes containing information for certain supported forms in this system. These cartridge tapes contain the same information that is found on these forms or related information for the current reporting period. Cartridge tapes are available for forms G-10, H-10, H-15 and W-10. For the availability of oil & gas data on magnetic cartridge tape, please contact the ITS Division Open Records Representative at (512)463-7254. 1. G-10 RECORDS Only original annual and original semi-annual survey G- 10 reports can be filed electronically. Retest reports cannot be filed electronically. 2. H-10 RECORDS The H-10 report contains two types of records: a district and a report record for the months reported. The H-10 report record contains only one cycle month of reporting information. To complete an annual reporting cycle for each oil or gas well, there must be a total of twelve (12) H-10 report records. (Reporting cycle dates for the districts can be found on the back of the actual Form H-10.) 3. H-15 RECORDS Only the fluid level test can be filed electronically. 4. T-1 RECORDS (ALL PAGES) Multiple electronic filings of form T-1 within the same cycle are not allowed. Most other forms that can be filed by the EFile System and diskette can be sent electronically more than once within the same month or cycle. This option is not available with electronic filings of T-1 information. The T-1 reports consist of five record types, one for each page type. 5. T-1 PAGE 1B RECORDS The record description for the T-1 Page 1-B record provides four categories of delivery under the data name T1B-CATEGORY-OF-DELIVERY, whereas the hard copy form provides only three categories. The additional category, T1B-FRAC-OIL-DELIVERY, has been added for convenience since many companies are currently listing their frac oil deliveries under a separate heading. 6. T-1 PAGE 3 RECORDS The record description for the T-1 Page 3 record provides seven categories of stock under the data name T3-TYPE-OF-STOCK, whereas the hard copy form provides only six categories. This additional category, T3-OIL-IN-LINE, has been added for convenience since many companies are currently using this as a separate heading. 7. W-10 RECORDS Only original annual and original semiannual survey W-10 reports can be filed electronically. Retest reports cannot be filed electronically.
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