Texas flag header
link to Secretary of State home page link to Texas Register home page link to Texas Administrative Code home page link to Open Meetings home page Texas flag spacer link to Help Info

Open Meeting Archive

Agency Name:Railroad Commission of Texas
Date of Meeting:08/14/2007
Time of Meeting:09:30 AM
Board:Railroad Commission of Texas
Street Location:1701 North Congress, Room 1-111, First Floor
City Location:Austin
State Location:TX
Status:Active
Date of Submission:08/06/2007
Additional Information Obtained From:Lindil C. Fowler, Jr., General Counsel, Office of General Counsel, Railroad Commission of Texas, P. O. Box 12967, Austin, Texas 78711-2967, (512) 463-6715.
Emergency Mtg:N
Agenda: NOTICE OF MEETING
Part 2 of 2

RAILROAD COMMISSION OF TEXAS

Pursuant to Texas Government Code, Chapter 551, the following matters will be taken up for discussion and/or decision by the Railroad Commission of Texas at the William B. Travis Building, 1701 North Congress, Room 1-111, First Floor, Austin, Texas, on Tuesday, August 14, 2007, commencing at 9:30 a.m. The Commission may meet in Executive Session on one or more items, as authorized by Texas Government Code, Chapter 551.

Auxiliary Aids or Services for Persons with a Disability. Any individual with a disability who plans to attend this meeting and who requires auxiliary aids or services should notify the Commission as far in advance as possible so that appropriate arrangements can be made. Requests may be made to the Personnel Office of the Railroad Commission of Texas by mail at P. O. Box 12967, Austin, Texas 78711-2967; by telephone at (512) 463-6981 or TDD No. (512) 463-7284; by e-mail at ADA@rrc.state.tx.us; or in person at 1701 North Congress Avenue, Suite 9-100, Austin, Texas.

OIL AND GAS UNPROTESTED

CONSENT AGENDA (66 items; numbers 49-114)

49. O&G 01-0251521: Crimson Energy Partners, L.P. to amend the field rules, Briscoe Ranch (Olmos) Field, Dimmit County, Texas.

50. O&G 02-0248895: Enduring Resources, LLC to consider standing; and, if standing is granted, to amend the permanent field rules and adopt special horizontal field rules, Speary (Edwards) Field, Karnes County, Texas.

51. O&G 03-0245775: Union Gas Operating Company application for a permanent gas field classification for the Vickers (Wilcox Middle) (93668120) Field, Hardin County, Texas.

52. O&G 03-0252152: Coastal Caverns, Inc. for a permit to create, operate and maintain an underground hydrocarbon storage facility pursuant to SWR 95, GCCI Lease, Spindletop Field, Jefferson County, Texas.

53. O&G 03-0252359: Cico Oil & Gas Company to consider a new field designation for the Rust Estate Lease, Well No. 1, to be known as the Auburn (Cook Mountain) Field, and to adopt a two-factor allocation formula for the proposed field, Wharton County, Texas.

54. O&G 03-0252360: Square Mile Energy, L.L.C. to consider a new field designation for the Saha-Peterson Lease, Well No. 1, to be known as the Coconut (Anomalina 4) Field, and to adopt temporary field rules for the proposed field, Matagorda County, Texas.

55. O&G 03-0252371: Stellar Exploration & Prod. Inc. to amend the field status from 49(b) associated to prorated, and to suspend the allocation formula, Clay Creek Field, Washington County, Texas.

56. O&G 04-0251408: EOG Resources, Inc. to consider canceling existing special field rules and returning to statewide rules in: Mercedes (1-A) (60538080) Field, Mercedes (1-C) (60538096) Field, Mercedes (1-D) (60538112) Field, Mercedes (1-E) (60538128) Field, Mercedes (1-F) (60538144) Field, Mercedes (1-F-1) (60538160) Field, Mercedes (1-G) (60538176) Field, Mercedes (1-H) (60538192) Field, Mercedes (1-I) (60538208) Field, Mercedes (1-K) (60538224) Field, Mercedes (1-L) (60538240) Field, Mercedes (1-M) (60538256) Field, Mercedes (1-P) (60538272) Field, Mercedes (2-A) (60538304) Field, Mercedes (2-B) (60538320) Field, Mercedes (2-C) (60538336) Field, Mercedes (2-D) (60538352) Field, Mercedes (2-E) (60538368) Field, Mercedes (2-G) (60538384) Field, Mercedes (2-N) (60538448) Field, Mercedes (3-A) (60538464) Field, Mercedes (3-B) (60538480) Field, Mercedes (3-C) (60538496) Field, Mercedes (3-G) (60538528) Field, Mercedes (3-G-1) (60538544) Field, Mercedes (3-J) (60538592) Field, Mercedes (3-L) (60538608) Field, Mercedes (3-N) (60538656) Field, Mercedes (3-O) (60538688) Field, Mercedes (3-P) (60538704) Field, Mercedes (3-Q) (60538720) Field, Hidalgo County, Texas.

57. O&G 04-0252364: Newfield Exploration Company to consider blanket Rule 10 authority for all current or future wells operated by applicant in the Sarita, East (Frio) and Sarita, East (Lower Frio Cons.) Fields, Kenedy County, Texas.

58. O&G 04-0252495: EOG Resources, Inc. to amend the vertical interval for the Lopez, SE. (Consolidated) Field, Duval County, Texas.

59. O&G 05-0251522: XTO Energy Inc. to consolidate the Bear Grass, NE (Pettit) Field into the Bear Grass (Pettit) Field, and to consider amending the permanent field rules for the Bear Grass (Pettit) Field, Leon, Freestone, and Limestone Counties, Texas.

60. O&G 05-0252163: Union Oil Company of California for adoption of "associated prorated" allowable for the Van (Rodessa) Field; or, in the alternative, adoption of multiple 49b gas allowable for the Van (Rodessa) Field; or, in the alternative, establishment of a new non-associated gas field for its SVRUC Well No. 2911; and for cancellation of overproduction attributable to the SVRUC #2911 Well, Van Zandt County, Texas.

61. O&G 06-0251712: EOG Resources, Inc. to consider blanket Rule 10 exception authority for all wells to be commingled in the Appleby, N. (Pettit) and Appleby, N. (Travis Peak) Fields; or, alternatively, for blanket Rule 10 exception authority for all of its wells to be commingled in those two fields on any of its leases or pooled units, Nacogdoches and Rusk Counties, Texas.

62. O&G 06-0252075: Goodrich Petroleum Company to consider permanent field rules for the Beckville (Cotton Valley) (06648500) Field, Panola and Rusk Counties, Texas.

63. O&G 06-0252226: Samson Lone Star LP to consider suspending the allocation formula for the Trawick (James) Field, Nacogdoches County, Texas.

64. O&G 06-0252362: Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation and Goodrich Petroleum Company application to amend the Final Orders issued in Docket Nos. 06-0250626 and 06-0250843, granting blanket Rule 10 commingling authority for all current and future leases and wells operated by these companies in the Minden (Cotton Valley Cons.) and Minden (Travis Peak Cons.) Fields, Rusk and Panola Counties, Texas.

65. O&G 08-0251795: Jetta Operating Company, Inc. to amend the field rules for the Scott (Cherry Canyon) Field, Andrews, Pecos, Reeves, and Ward Counties, Texas.

66. O&G 10-0252083: Chesapeake Operating, Inc. to balance the overproduction in the Ledrick Ranch, E. (Granite Wash) Field, Roberts County, Texas.

67. O&G 7C-0252072: Ruwco Oil and Gas Corp. to consider temporary field rules for the San Saba (Camar) (80386075) Field, Schleicher County, Texas.

68. O&G 8A-0252073: Devon Energy Production Co, L.P. to consider an MER for the Graves Lease, Well No. 3, Ackerly (Canyon Reef) Field, Dawson County, Texas.

69. O&G 10-0251544: WO Operating Company for the approval of an EOR Project for the Cockrell Ranch T-L A&B Lease, Panhandle Hutchinson County Field, Hutchinson, Carson, and Moore Counties, Texas.

70. O&G 06-0252441: Southwestern Energy Production Co for the recommendation of a tight gas formation for the Travis Peak Formation, Doyle Creek (Travis Peak) Field, Angelina and Cherokee Counties, Texas.

71. O&G 06-0252427: Devon Energy Production LP for the recommendation of a tight gas formation for the Travis Peak Formation, Stockman (Travis Peak) and Stockman (Travis Peak) Fields, Shelby County, Texas.

72. O&G 06-0252429: Sonerra Resources Corporation for the recommendation of a tight gas formation for the James Formation, Kendrick (James) Field, Nacogdoches County, Texas.

73. O&G 04-0252434: LMP Exploration LLC for the recommendation of a tight gas formation for the Wilcox Formation, Rosita, NW (Wilcox Cons) & Hoffman Fields, Duval County, Texas.

74. O&G 08-0236747: Riata Energy, Inc. for the recommendation of a tight gas formation for the Devonian/Tesnus Formations, Pinion (Overthrust) Field, Pecos County, Texas.

75. O&G 08-0252320: Devon Energy Production Co LP for the recommendation of a tight gas formation for the McKee Formation, Kermit (McKee) Field, Winkler County, Texas.

76. O&G 06-0252433: Chaparral Energy LLC for the recommendation of a tight gas formation for the Travis Peak Formation, Winnboro (Travis Peak) Field, Wood County, Texas.

77. O&G 04-0252111: Killam Oil CO LTD for the recommendation of a tight gas formation for the Wilcox Formation, Cuba Libre (Wilcox Cons) Field, Webb County, Texas.

78. O&G 04-0252109: The Houston Exploration Company for the recommendation of a tight gas formation for the Wilcox Formation, Roleta (Wilcox Consolidated) Field, Zapata County, Texas.

79. O&G 04-0251906: Metano Energy LP for the recommendation of a tight gas formation for the Yegua Formation, Boyle (4700) Field, Starr County, Texas.

80. O&G 02-0252200: Dan A. Hughes Company LP for the recommendation of a tight gas formation for the Wilcox Formation, Garden (Middle Wilcox) Field, Bee County, Texas.

81. O&G 03-0251417: Metano Energy LP for the recommendation of a tight gas formation for the Wilcox Formation, Sandy (Wilcox, Lower) Field, Wharton County, Texas.

82. O&G 04-0252638: Metano Energy LP for the recommendation of a tight gas formation for the Queen City Formation, Garcias Ridge (Queen City) Field, Starr County, Texas.

83. O&G 04-0251204: Metano Energy LP for the recommendation of a tight gas formation for the Queen City Formation, Garcias Ridge (Queen City) Field, Starr County, Texas.

84. O&G 08-0251415: Exxon Mobil Corporation For Authority Pursuant to Statewide Rule 50 to Approve or Certify an EOR Project for the Fullerton Clearfork Unit Lease, Fullerton (33230001) Field, Andrews County, Texas.

85. O&G 08-0252349: XTO Energy, Inc. For Authority Pursuant to Statewide Rule 50 to Approve or Certify an EOR Project for the C. A. Goldsmith, et. al., Goldsmith (Clear Fork) (35652062) Field, Ector County, Texas.

86. O&G 08-0252566: Walsh and Watts, Inc. for authority pursuant to Statewide Rule 50 to approve or certify an EOR Project for the Moss Lease, Harper (39176001) Field, Ector County, Texas.

87. O&G 08-0252565: Walsh and Watts, Inc. for authority pursuant to Statewide Rule 50 to approve or certify an EOR Project for the TXL Lease, Harper (39176001) Field, Ector County, Texas.

88. O&G 8A-0251914: Occidental Permian Ltd. For Authority Pursuant to Statewide Rule 50 to Approve or Certify an EOR Project for the Cedar Lake Unit Lease, Cedar Lake (16580001) Field, Gaines County, Texas.

89. O&G 8A-0252350: Occidental Permian Ltd. for authority pursuant to Statewide Rule 50 to approve or certify an EOR Project for the Flanagan Unit Lease, Flanagan (Clearfork, Cons.) (31222300) Field, Gaines County, Texas.

90. O&G 8A-0252351: Occidental Permian Ltd. for authority pursuant to Statewide Rule 50 to approve or certify an EOR Project for the Levelland Unit Lease, Levelland (53411001) Field, Hockley County, Texas.

91. O&G 8A-0251912: Occidental Permian Ltd. For Authority Pursuant to Statewide Rule 50 to Approve or Certify an EOR Project for the Central Levelland Unit, Levelland (53411001) Field, Hockley County, Texas.

92. O&G 09-0252424: Walsh and Watts, Inc. for authority pursuant to Statewide Rule 50 to approve or certify an EOR Project for the Van Arsdale -B- and Van Arsdale Leases, Ross (78370001) Field, Clay County, Texas.

93. O&G 8A-0251913: Giebel Petroleum Ltd. For Authority Pursuant to Statewide Rule 50 to Approve or Certify an EOR Project for the AFG Unit Lease, Giebel (CFA) (34742450) Field, Gaines and Andrews Counties, Texas.

94. O&G 8A-0248364: Jetta Operating Co. Inc. for authority pursuant to Statewide Rule 50 to approve or certify an EOR Project for the Shusa 14 and Shusa 15 Leases, Harris (San Andres) (39342375) Field, Gaines County, Texas.

95. O&G 03-0251126: Anadarko E&P Company LP for authority pursuant to Statewide Rule 50 to approve or certify an EOR Project for the Payne Drgac 1 Lease, Giddings (Austin Chalk-3) (34733500) Field, Burleson County, Texas.

96. O&G 03-0251127: Anadarko E&P Company LP for authority pursuant to Statewide Rule 50 to approve or certify an EOR Project for the Mueller Korth Lease, Giddings (Austin Chalk-3) (34733500) Field, Lee County, Texas.

97. O&G 03-0251128: Anadarko E&P Company LP for authority pursuant to Statewide Rule 50 to approve or certify an EOR Project for the Pruegner 2 Lease, Giddings (Austin Chalk-3) (34733500) Field, Washington County, Texas.

98. O&G 03-0251129: Anadarko E&P Company LP for authority pursuant to Statewide Rule 50 to approve or certify an EOR Project for the Stringer 1 Lease, Giddings (Austin Chalk-3) (34733500) Field, Lee County, Texas.

99. O&G 03-0251130: Anadarko E&P Company LP for authority pursuant to Statewide Rule 50 to approve or certify an EOR Project for the Heemer Unit 1 Lease, Giddings (Austin Chalk-3) (34733500) Field, Washington County, Texas.

100. O&G 03-0251131: Anadarko E&P Company LP for authority pursuant to Statewide Rule 50 to approve or certify an EOR Project for the Lilli Marlene Lease, Giddings (Austin Chalk-3) (34733500) Field, Washington County, Texas.

101. O&G 03-0251132: Anadarko E&P Company LP for authority pursuant to Statewide Rule 50 to approve or certify an EOR Project for the Dietz OL Unit 2 Lease, Giddings (Austin Chalk-3) (34733500) Field, Washington County, Texas.

102. O&G 03-0251133: Anadarko E&P Company LP for authority pursuant to Statewide Rule 50 to approve or certify an EOR Project for the Goodrich, Levi 1 Lease, Giddings (Austin Chalk-3) (34733500) Field, Washington County, Texas.

103. O&G 03-0252561: Anadarko E&P Company LP for authority pursuant to Statewide Rule 50 to approve or certify an EOR Project for the Muzny 1 Lease, Giddings (Austin Chalk-3) (34733500) Field, Burleson County, Texas.

104. O&G 03-0252563: Anadarko E&P Company LP for authority pursuant to Statewide Rule 50 to approve or certify an EOR Project for the Fazzino Lake Unit 1 Lease, Giddings (Austin Chalk-3) (34733500) Field, Brazos County, Texas.

105. O&G 03-0251134: Anadarko E&P Company LP for authority pursuant to Statewide Rule 50 to approve or certify an EOR Project for the Angonia Luza 1 Lease, Giddings (Austin Chalk-3) (34733500) Field, Brazos County, Texas.

106. O&G 03-0252564: Anadarko E&P Company LP for authority pursuant to Statewide Rule 50 to approve or certify an EOR Project for the Brazos Farm 1 RE Lease, Giddings (Austin Chalk-3) (34733500) Field, Brazos County, Texas.

107. O&G 03-0252562: Anadarko E&P Company LP for authority pursuant to Statewide Rule 50 to approve or certify an EOR Project for the Polk Unit 1 Lease, Giddings (Austin Chalk-3) (34733500) Field, Robertson County, Texas.

108. Approval of the claim by Frances L. Breeding against the proceeds from the sale of salvage recovered during State-funded plugging operations on the following well: King Oil & Gas Co. (463700), Rainbow-Roggenstein Lease (25155), Well Nos. R4 & R5, Callahan County Regular Field, Callahan County, Texas, State-funded plug code 7B-15147.

109. Approval of the claim by Frances L. Breeding against the proceeds from the sale of salvage recovered during State-funded plugging operations on the following well: King Oil & Gas Co. (463700), Roggenstein -M- Lease (20861), Well No. 3, Callahan County Regular Field, Callahan County, Texas, State-funded plug code 7B-15148.

110. Approval of the claim by Frances L. Breeding against the proceeds from the sale of salvage recovered during State-funded plugging operations on the following well: King Oil & Gas Co. (463700), Roggenstein, Georgia Mae Lease (13764), Well Nos. 1,2,3,4,6,7,8, and 11, Callahan County Regular Field, Callahan County, Texas, State-funded plug code 7B-15149.

111. O&G 06-0251891: Sonerra Resources Corporation to expand the correlative interval and adopt a two-factor allocation formula, Oakridge (Travis Peak) Field, Nacogdoches County, Texas.

112. O&G 06-0252357: Samson Lone Star LP to consider suspending the allocation formula for the Trawick (Pettit) (90998332) Field, Nacogdoches County, Texas.

113. O&G 08-0252227: Oxy USA WTP LP Roberts, Dora Ranch Dev. Unit Lease, Dora Roberts (Devonian) (25395166) Field, to consider permanent gas well classification for its Roberts, Dora Ranch Dev. Unit, Well Nos. 806, 1616, 1617 and 3405, Dora Roberts (Devonian) Field, Midland County, Texas.

114. O&G 06-0252074: XTO Energy Inc. to consider consolidation of the Bethany (Travis Peak 6400, Gas) Field, into the Bethany (Travis Peak Cons.) Field, and to consider field rules for the Bethany (Travis Peak Cons.) Field, Harrison and Panola Counties, Texas.

MASTER DEFAULT ORDERS (3 items; numbers 115-117)

115. O&G 03-0251618: Deep Rock Energy Company enforcement action regarding Gulf Sterling Fee (13873) Lease, Well No. 02, Saratoga (81057001) Field, Hardin County, Texas. Violation of Rules 14(b)(2); 3(1); 3(2); and 3(3).

116. O&G 09-0243932: Kuran Resources enforcement action regarding Waggoner -W- (06542) Lease, Well Nos. 1, 3, 5, 6, & 7, Waggoner, W. T., Est. -JJ- (06567) Lease, Well Nos. 1, 5, 6, 7, 9, 11, 12, 15, 16, 17, 18, A, & B, Waggoner "W" (27948) Lease, Well No. 09, Wilbarger County Regular (97331001) Field, Wilbarger County, Texas. Violation of Rules 14(b)(2); 13(b)(1)(B); and 16(a)

117. O&G 09-0251287: L-R Production enforcement action regarding Calvin, O. (01337) Lease, Well Nos. A2, A7, & A9, Wainwright (Gunsight) (94670500) Field, Archer County, Texas. Violation of Rules14(b)(2); 14(b)(3); and 46(j).

OFFICE OF GENERAL COUNSEL-RULES

PROPOSAL

118. Amendment of 16 Tex. Admin. Code, 3.1, relating to Organization Report; Retention of Records; Notice Requirements, 3.58, relating to Oil, Gas, or Geothermal Resource Operator's Reports; 3.73, relating to Pipeline Connection; Cancellation of Certificate of Compliance; Severance; and 3.78, relating to Fees and Financial Security Requirements, to implement the provisions of Senate Bill 1670, 80th Legislature (2007), regarding circumstances under which the Commission may refuse to renew an operator's organization report, and to make conforming amendments; O&G 20-0252949.

119. Amendment of 16 Tex. Admin. Code 8.201, relating to Pipeline Safety Program Fees, to implement the requirements of House Bill 1, 80th Legislature (2007), Article VI, Railroad Commission Rider 11, which makes the 2008-2009 biennium appropriation for the safety program and the underground pipeline damage prevention program contingent upon the Commission increasing the pipeline safety fee; GUD No. 9737.

120. Amendment of 16 Tex. Admin. Code 9.26, relating to Insurance and Self-Insurance Requirements; 13.62, relating to Insurance Requirements; and 14.2031, relating to Insurance Requirements, to clarify insurance certification standards and amend related forms; LPG Docket No. 1921.

121. Amendment of 16 Tex. Admin. Code 12.108, relating to Permit Fees, to implement the requirements of House Bill 1, 80th Legislature (2007), Article VI, Railroad Commission Rider 10, which makes the 2008-2009 biennium appropriation contingent upon the Commission assessing fees sufficient to generate revenue to cover the cost of permitting and inspecting coal mining facilities; SMRD Docket No. 2-07.


ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

EXECUTIVE OFFICE

122. Fiscal Year 2008 Operating Budget.

SURFACE MINING AND RECLAMATION DIVISION

123. Staff recommendation that the Commission authorize a notice of contingent bid award to Russell and Sons Construction Co., Inc., for Sickenius AML Regrade Reclamation Project.

SAFETY DIVISION

124. Approval to initiate rulemaking to implement changes to pipeline safety regulations in 16 Tex. Admin. Code Chapter 8, Pipeline Safety Regulations, regarding natural gas gathering, accident reporting, and adoption of federal pipeline safety amendments.

125. Approval to initiate rulemaking to amend various rules in 16 Tex. Admin. Code Chapter 9, LP-Gas Safety Rules; Chapter 13, Regulations for Compressed Natural Gas (CNG); and Chapter 14, Regulations for Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), to update and clarify requirements regarding LPG, CNG, and LNG licensing, examinations, and safety, and LPG training.

COMMISSIONERS

Commissioner Carrillo

126. Railroad Commission letter of support for Texas Gas Association's proposed research and development grants from the United States Department of Transportation, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration.

PUBLIC INPUT

127. The Commission will provide an opportunity for general public input on any matter under the jurisdiction of the Commission, in accordance with the policy adopted on September 7, 2005.
TRD ID:2007006722
Datestamp:08/06/2007 05:13 PM
Archive Date:08/16/2007

For comments and or questions about this website please contact Texas Register register@sos.texas.gov