RRC Houston District Office Is Closed

The RRC Houston District Office is closed due to a power outage from last week’s storm damage in the city. If you need assistance, you can contact the office by calling 713-869-5001 or by emailing Houston@rrc.texas.gov.

Oil & Gas Procedure Manual

This forms manual refers to the forms required by The Texas Railroad Commission (RRC) relating to the drilling, production and transportation of oil and gas. The forms and procedures pertaining to oil and gas regulatory filings are for informational and instructional purposes only and are not intended to represent a comprehensive study of oil and gas forms and filing procedures. Forms and filing procedures are subject to change. All inquiries should be directed to the Railroad Commission District Offices or Austin Office for clarification.

The intent of this manual is to assist an individual in the correct filing of the required forms and to assist in the proper sequence of filing.

The manual has been designed to introduce the various forms in their logical sequence of requirement. Also included in each section frequently asked questions pertaining to a specific form and answers to the questions.

Definitions for industry-recognized terms used in portions of this book have been taken from the Dictionary of Petroleum Terms, published by the Bureau of Economic Geology, University of Texas at Austin; and from the Manual of Oil and Gas Terms, Fourth Edition, by Williams and Meyers, published by Matthew Bender and Company.

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