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."

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.