Regulatory Webinars

2021 Schedule

The webinars will be conducted via Zoom and simulcast by Texas Admin Monitor. If you want to be able to submit questions directly to the presenters and participate in discussions via chat, you will want to register to be a Zoom participant. Participant registrations are limited and first come; first served.

You can view a webinar without registering via the Texas AdminMonitor website at http://adminmonitor.com/tx/rrc/.

(All webinar times are Central Standard Time)

  

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

TIME

9:00 am - 10:00 am

TOPIC

Inactive Wells: Statewide Rule 15 Compliance and Organization Report Renewal
– Jennifer Gilmore

This session will discuss how to achieve compliance with Statewide Rule 15. Emphasis will be given to understanding the enforcement process, and how acquisitions and divestitures affect the renewal of an Organization Report (Form P-5).

View webcast archive: http://www.adminmonitor.com/tx/rrc/webinar/20210720/

SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS -

Inactive Well Statewide Rule 15 Compliance and Organization Report Renewal PDF file


TIME

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

TOPIC

Public GIS Viewer Tool
– Matt Brown & Mark Maddox

This session will cover how to get the most out of the Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC) Public GIS Viewer and available digital map data. This will include a description of the origins of the Public GIS Viewer, core functionality, associated tools and layers that can be used by RRC staff and the public. Attendees will learn to successfully navigate the website and understand how to view, download, and display data.

View webcast archive: http://www.adminmonitor.com/tx/rrc/webinar/2021072021/

SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS -

RRC Public GIS Viewer Tool PDF file


TIME

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

TOPIC

Website Queries – How to Stay in Compliance
Trisha Fleming

This session is intended to provide a review of RRC’s website focusing on regulatory compliance by demonstrating the tools available to users. In addition, an overview of the RRC Online Research Queries will be reviewed to illustrate the data available through the RRC website. Topics to be discussed include oil and gas well supplements, proration schedules, and online research queries associated with the RRC’s Well Compliance Unit.

View webcast archive: http://www.adminmonitor.com/tx/rrc/webinar/202107202/

SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS -

Website Queries - How to Stay in CompliancePDF file


 

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Time

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Topic

RRC Specialized Pipeline Inspections
RRC Regional Managers and Team Leads

The RRC’s Pipeline Safety Specialized Leads will provide a high-level overview of the Accident and Incident, Distribution Integrity Management, Natural Gas Integrity Management, Hazardous Liquid Integrity Management, Control Room, Public Awareness and Damage Prevention, Operations and Maintenance, Drug & Alcohol, Operator Qualification, and New Construction fields.

View webcast archive: http://www.adminmonitor.com/tx/rrc/webinar/20210722/ 

Supplemental Materials -

RRC Specialized Pipeline Inspections PDF file


Time

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Topic

Navigating the Code of Federal Regulations: Gas Basics
Jose Cheverez

The session will focus on helping operators understand the basics of 49 Code of Regulations (CFR) Part 192 to improve compliance with it.

View webcast archive: http://www.adminmonitor.com/tx/rrc/webinar/2021072221/ 

Supplemental Materials -

Navigating the Code - Gas Basics PDF file
Navigating the Code - Gas Basics - Handout PDF file


Time

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Topic

Navigating the Code of Federal Regulations: Liquid Basics
Evon Boothe

The session will focus on helping operators understand the basics of 49 CFR 195 to improve compliance with it.

View webcast archive: http://www.adminmonitor.com/tx/rrc/webinar/202107222/ 

Supplemental Materials -

Navigating the Code - Liquid Basics PDF file


 

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Time

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Topic

Underground Injection Control (UIC) Permitting
Rob Castillo

This session will discuss how to navigate and use the UIC online manual; briefly discuss the origins of RRC’s program; and provide an overview of the administrative and technical review done by the staff for injection/disposal well applications. Through these reviews the participant will understand what is needed to complete the application process. It will include a detailed look at our seismic review process and walk the participants through doing their own seismic screening. Finally, we will discuss post permitting guidelines, protesting applications and what happens when you go to hearing.

View webcast archive: http://www.adminmonitor.com/tx/rrc/webinar/20210728/

Supplemental Materials -

Underground Injection Control (UIC) Permitting PDF file


Time

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Topic

Oil and Gas Waste Stream Management, Part 1
Jason Hollinger, James Bolton & Heidi Beyer

This session provides an overview for certain authorized activities, minor permits and noncommercial permits issued for the handling, storage, treatment and disposal of Resource Conservation and Recovery Act exempt oil and gas waste. The session will include guidance for waste haulers, hydrostatic tests, recycling of domestic wastewater, noncommercial fluid recycling, landspreading and pits.

View webcast archive: http://www.adminmonitor.com/tx/rrc/webinar/2021072821/

Supplemental Materials -

Oil and Gas Waste Stream Management Part 1 PDF file
Oil and Gas Waste Stream Management Part 1 - Handout PDF file


Time

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Topic

Oil and Gas Waste Stream Management, Part 2
Abby Klein, Riley Monk & Christopher Straub

This session provides an overview of the various permits issued for the handling, storage, treatment and disposal of Resource Conservation and Recovery Act exempt oil and gas waste and the additional requirements for commercial facility applications. The session will include a listing of permit types, guidance for potential locations, various application requirements, notice requirements, and closure cost estimate assumptions.

View webcast archive: http://www.adminmonitor.com/tx/rrc/webinar/202107282/

Supplemental Materials -

Oil and Gas Waste Stream Management Part 2 PDF file
Oil and Gas Waste Stream Management Part 2 - HandoutPDF file


 

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Time

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Topic

Do I Have a Regulated Pipeline?
– Derek Lawrence

The session will focus on helping operators understand the difference between Federal code and State code when determining whether a pipeline is regulated or not.

Registration: https://www.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_rEgzOyH1QhCcSwi7Tnl61w

View webcast: http://www.adminmonitor.com/tx/rrc/webinar/2021080321/

Supplemental Materials -

Do I have a Regulated Pipeline? PDF file
Do I have a Regulated Pipeline? - Handout  PDF file


Time

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Topic

How to Prepare for an RRC Pipeline Inspection
– Michael Valdez

The session will focus on informing new operators as to the process of an inspection. It will explain what is looked at and what the Pipeline Safety expects during one.

Registration: https://www.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_SVespDm-RemsX6ayAkmPFg

View webcast: http://www.adminmonitor.com/tx/rrc/webinar/2021080323/

Supplemental Materials -

How to Prepare for an RRC Pipeline Inspection PDF file


 

Thursday, August 5, 2021

Time

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Topic

Statewide Rules 101 and Form ST-1
James Harcourt, Heather Hesskew, Bryce McKee & Kaila Thomas

This is a discussion of Statewide Rule 101 regarding Certification for Severance Tax Exemption or Reduction for Gas Produced from High-Cost Gas Wells. They will also discuss how to apply for a tight formation area designation and how to file the Form ST-1, Application for Texas Severance Tax Incentive Certification. A representative from the Comptroller Office will discuss the AP-180, Request for Approval of Reduced Tax for High-Cost Gas.

Registration: https://www.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_-Vhg72CLSHWQqrt3cdlFfg

View webcast archive: http://www.adminmonitor.com/tx/rrc/webinar/20210805/

Supplemental Materials -

Statewide Rules 101 and Form ST-1 PDF file


Time

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Topic

Forms GW-1 & GW-2: Groundwater Protection Determination Requests and Statewide Rules 13, 14, 9, 46, 99 & 100
Rick Behal, Tylynn Yezeski & James Harcourt

This session will provide a functional overview of the RRC’s Groundwater Advisory Unit and explain how to apply for a Determination Letter using the Form GW-1 (Groundwater Protection Determination Request Form) and GW-1 online application. Topics include methods and research used in making determinations and how determinations relate to aspects of Statewide Rules 13,14, 9, 46, 99 and 100. The Form W-14 (Application to Dispose of Oil & Gas Waste by Injection into a Porous Formation Not Productive of Oil or Gas) will be used as an example, and recommended research strategies and tools will be discussed.

Registration: https://www.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_TiC6voFeRTuH5HqVVu2LkA

View webcast archive: http://www.adminmonitor.com/tx/rrc/webinar/2021080521/

Supplemental Materials -

Forms GW-1 & GW-2: Groundwater Protection Determination Requests and Statewide Rules 13, 14, 9, 46, 99 & 100 PDF file
Forms GW-1 & Gw-2 Groundwater Protection Determination Requests and Statewide Rules - Handout PDf file


Time

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Topic

Introducing RRC LoneSTAR and Forms P-5, W-3C and W-3X Online Filing
Jennifer Gilmore

The RRC has embarked on its largest information technology project in agency history with creation of the RRC State Tracking and Reporting system, or LoneSTAR. This online application will allow users to make online filings and view records and track various RRC regulatory functions. The first LoneSTAR release, scheduled to go live in the fall of 2021, will include the processes for filing the Form P-5, Organization Report, required to become, or renew as, an oil or gas operator or pipeline operator under the jurisdiction of the RRC. Also included in the first release are the Form W-3C, for Certification of Surface Equipment Removal for an Inactive Well, and Form W-3X, the Application for an Extension of Deadline for Plugging an Inactive Well.

Registration: https://www.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_KKXRwzANRh2Cbku_AFRVGw

View webcast archive: http://www.adminmonitor.com/tx/rrc/webinar/20210803/

Supplemental Materials -

Introducing RRC LoneSTAR and Forms P-5, W-3C and W-3X Online Filing PDF file


Time

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Topic

Statewide Rule 32 - Flaring
Nathan Nattin

This session provides an overview of the requirements of Statewide Rule 32 regarding the venting and flaring of casinghead and gas well gas. Discussion topics will include authorized flaring and venting and exemptions to the rule, as well as exceptions to the rule. The new online filing system will also be discussed.

Registration: https://www.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_4WKEILBzSBiHIq3ST-fvkg

View webcast archive: http://www.adminmonitor.com/tx/rrc/webinar/2021080522/

Supplemental Materials -

Statewide Rule 32 - Flaring PDF file


Time

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Topic

Field Transfers
Weston Cassady

This session will address compliance through field transfer requests, common examples, requirements and the approval process. Emphasis will be given to bringing leases into compliance with Statewide Rule 40.

Registration: https://www.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_gTZbOwAOT2Waa9sf3Oc3nA

View webcast archive: http://www.adminmonitor.com/tx/rrc/webinar/2021080523/

Supplemental Materials -

Field Transfers  PDF file
Field Transfers  - Handout One PDF file
Field Transfers  - Handout Two Information for Operators PDF file


 

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Time

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Topic

Distribution Integrity Management
Isaac Monrreal

The session will focus on the intricacies of Distribution Integrity Management and Texas Administrative Code §8.209 regarding the Distribution Facilities Replacement Program.

Registration: https://www.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_4jIAYLrbR72CKnsInVLM1w

View webcast archive: http://www.adminmonitor.com/tx/rrc/webinar/20210811/

Supplemental Materials -

Distribution Integrity Management PDF file


Time

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Topic

Making a Plan of Correction
Pete Longoria

The session will help operators understand the Plan of Correction process and RRC requirements following an inspection with alleged violations. Topics will include the process, operator letter and necessary documents.

Registration: https://www.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_YnxhUW7qTYayMxP1et6NOA

View webcast archive: http://www.adminmonitor.com/tx/rrc/webinar/2021081121/

Supplemental Materials -

Making a Plan of Correction PDF file


Time

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Topic

811 and the Texas Damage Reporting Form
Ricardo Gamez

The session will focus on informing operators of the rules involving excavating and calling 811 for locates. It will also include an explanation of the Texas Damage Reporting Form which is required after a pipeline strike.

Registration: https://www.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_m4nsAiqxQHWmqB8FljEuaA

View webcast archive: http://www.adminmonitor.com/tx/rrc/webinar/2021081122/

Supplemental Materials -

811 and the Texas Damage Reporting FormPDF file
811 and the Texas Damage Reporting Form - Handout PDF file


Time

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Topic

Pipeline Permits – Common Issues and Mapping Overview
Karley Bisbano

This session will inform operators of T4 permit requirements, the online permit platform (POPS), and common permit issues and rejections. It will also have a mapping review to help operators with common shapefile errors.

Registration: https://www.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_hFnNmhLpTQieXAzuzwH6sQ

View webcast archive: http://www.adminmonitor.com/tx/rrc/webinar/2021081123/

Supplemental Materials -

Pipeline Permits - Common Issues and Mapping Overview PDF file


 

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Time

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Topic

Form PS-48 and New Pipeline Construction Reporting Updates
Ross Richardson

The session will focus on updates to the New Construction Report (Form PS-48) required for pipeline construction and replacements. It will also include updates to the RRC’s process for inspections and Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration requirements.

Registration:https://www.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_ZcZFUwyuRrCpT4FAN7OuXA

View webcast archive: http://www.adminmonitor.com/tx/rrc/webinar/20210817/

Supplemental Materials -

Form PS-48 and New Pipeline Construction Reporting Updates PDF file


Time

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Topic

Integrity Management Update to Pipeline Inspection Checklists
Jennifer Delacruz

The session will explain recent updates pertaining to Integrity Management on the standard comprehensive checklists used in pipeline inspections.

Registration:https://www.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_AV1tIi2yQ7yyADI_lcmb1Q

View webcast archive: http://www.adminmonitor.com/tx/rrc/webinar/2021081721/

Supplemental Materials -

Integrity Management Update to Pipeline Inspection Checklists PDF file


Time

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Topic

Pipeline Accident/Incident Investigations
Godspower Oniovosa

The session will focus on the differences in Federal and State codes for reporting pipeline accidents/incidents and the operator requirements when the Railroad Commission is investigating.

Registration:https://www.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_wpIB3LbrSLSEPdIma6_iOw

View webcast archive: http://www.adminmonitor.com/tx/rrc/webinar/202108172/

Supplemental Materials -

Pipeline Accident and Incident Investigations PDF file

 

Thursday, August 19, 2021

Time

9:00 am - 10:00 am

TOPIC

Form P-18: Skim Oil/Condensate Report and Monthly Form T-1: Transportation & Storage Report
Deborah Davis & Erin Hehnly

This session will provide detailed instructions on completing and filing the Form P-18 (Skim Oil/Condensate Report) and Form T-1 (Monthly Transportation & Storage Report). An overview of frequently asked questions and common filing errors will also be covered.

Registration: https://www.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_OcjZwtcGSaG26ALqzn6yWQ

View webcast archive: http://www.adminmonitor.com/tx/rrc/webinar/20210819/

Supplemental Materials -

Form P-18 Skim Oil_Condensate Report and Monthly Form T-1 Transportation & Storage ReportPDF file

Form P-18 Skim Oil_Condensate Report and Monthly Form T-1 Transportation & Storage Report - Handout PDF file


Time

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

TOPIC

Introduction to Drilling Permits and Online Filing
David King

This course will outline procedures for filing a Form W-1 (Application for Permit to Drill, Recomplete, or Re-Enter). Main topics for discussion will include an overview of the relevant Statewide Rules; update on new functionality within the Online application, including requirements for Statewide Rule 40, uploading attachments, and which attachments are needed; Off-Lease Penetration Point procedures; and payment problems.

Registration: https://www.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_hZI6ZqevSTq-hM0aUAHXLA

View webcast archive: http://www.adminmonitor.com/tx/rrc/webinar/202108192/

Supplemental Materials -

Introduction to Drilling Permits and Online Filing PDF file


Time

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Topic

Drilling Permits – Common Issues and Statewide Rule Exceptions
Lorenzo Garza

This will be an intermediate to advanced level discussion on the causes and resolutions to Statewide Rule 37 and 38 exceptions.  We will also discuss some of the most common problems and issues that are identified on drilling permit applications.

Registration: https://www.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_bJSNSPnISvevxcvS3IL90g

View webcast archive: http://www.adminmonitor.com/tx/rrc/webinar/2021081921/

Supplemental Materials -

Drilling Permits - Common Issues and Statewide Rule Exceptions PDF file


 

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Time

9:00 am - 10:30 am

Topic

Filing Completions for Oil, Gas and Underground Injection Control
Weston Cassady,  Roseanna Edson, Jim Moore & Jacquelyn Teseny

This session will cover the filing of a completion report (Form W‐2, Oil Well Potential Test, Completion or Recompletion/Form G-1, Gas Well Back Pressure Test, Completion or Recompletion) using the RRC Online System. This session will also cover common problems encountered by RRC’s Well Compliance Unit, Underground Injection Control Unit, Engineering Unit and District Offices that may delay the completion approval process.

Registration:https://www.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_kQG8S3kFT3SfSzPWM1owpw

View webcast: http://www.adminmonitor.com/tx/rrc/webinar/20210825/

Supplemental Materials -

Filing Completions for Oil, Gas and Underground Injection ControlPDF file

Filing Completions for Oil, Gas and Underground Injection Control - HandoutPDF file


Time

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Topic

Production and Commingling Reporting & Forms PR, P-17 and P-17A
Deborah Davis

This session will provide detailed instructions on completing and filing the Form PR (Monthly Production Report) also mentioning the new flaring disposition codes, Form P-17 [Application for Permit Exception to Statewide Rules 26 and/or 27 (Commingling)]; and Form P-17A [Application for Commingle Permit Pursuant to Statewide Rules 26 and/or 27 (Commingling)]. This session will also discuss when fees are required for certain Form P-17 filings.

Registration: https://www.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_OfNhmCCyRgCK2JUg4sFFHA

View webcast: http://www.adminmonitor.com/tx/rrc/webinar/2021082521/

Supplemental Materials -

Production and Commingling Reporting Forms PR P-17 and P-17APDF file

Production and Commingling Reporting Forms PR P-17 and P-17A - HandoutPDF file


 

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Time

9:00 am - 10:00 am

TOPIC

Form H-5 and the New Disposal/Injection Well Pressure Test Report Online System
Aaron Lejeune

Time

10:30 am - 11:30 am

TOPIC

Form H-10: Annual Disposal/Injection Well Monitoring Report
Margot Buyens

This session will focus on the Form H-10 (Annual Disposal / Injection Well Monitoring Report); filing problems, violations, inactive H-10 well status; and other H-10 related issues.

Registration: https://www.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_dMhXpN8_RjGheLdkIMRJaA

View webcast: http://www.adminmonitor.com/tx/rrc/webinar/2021083121/

Supplemental Materials -

Form H-10 Annual Disposal-Injection Well Monitoring Report PDF file

Form H-10 Annual Disposal-Injection Well Monitoring Report - Handout PDF file


Time

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

TOPIC

Form P-16: Acreage Designation
David King & Jacquelyn Teseny

In this session we will discuss the Form P-16 (Acreage Designation). Topics for discussion will cover when the form is required to be submitted, what data is required for a W-1 application or a G-1/W-2 packet, the differences between the two, and common mistakes that are encountered when utilizing the form. If time allows a live demo of data entry will be shown.

Registration: https://www.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_HJbqeesFTly9UnKMhu6rmA

View webcast: http://www.adminmonitor.com/tx/rrc/webinar/202108312/

Supplemental Materials -

Form P-16 Acreage Designation PDF file

Form P-16 Acreage Designation - Handout PDF file


 

Thursday, September 2, 2021

Time

2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

TOPIC

CO2 Geologic Storage
Leslie Savage

This session will cover permitting of geologic storage of anthropogenic carbon dioxide.  The session will include a discussion of the status of the Railroad Commission’s application for Class VI primacy and other issues regarding coordination between the RRC and the US Environmental Protection Agency.

Registration:https://www.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_5EufjWPQRL-ZkffJBVic3w

View webcast: http://www.adminmonitor.com/tx/rrc/webinar/20210902/

Supplemental Materials -

CO2 Geologic Storage PDF file


Time

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

TOPIC

Underground Natural Gas Storage Inspections
Mark Lay & Leslie Savage

This session will cover RRC compliance inspections of underground natural gas storage facilities under both the federal Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration program and the RRC’s Oil and Gas Division program.

Registration: https://www.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_s108n00WRqGiimRHraDQog

View Webcast: http://www.adminmonitor.com/tx/rrc/webinar/202109022/

Supplemental Materials -

Underground Natural Gas Storage Inspections PDF file




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