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TITLE 16ECONOMIC REGULATION
PART 1RAILROAD COMMISSION OF TEXAS
CHAPTER 3OIL AND GAS DIVISION
RULE §3.6Application for Multiple Completion

(a) Authority will be granted to multicomplete a well in separate reservoirs that are not in communication without the necessity of notice and hearing on each separate application; provided, that an application for multiple completion on the form prescribed and the required accompanying data, as hereafter listed, is filed with the Engineering unit of the Commission's Permitting and Production Section for its consideration and approval.

(b) If the proposed zones of completion are not presently recognized by the commission as being acceptable for multicompletion approval, all data necessary to substantiate a conclusion by the commission that the proposed zones of completion are feasible and reasonably susceptible of having multicompleted and producing wells drilled thereto and therein must be filed with the application.

(c) If the additional data furnished with the application is not considered by the commission to be sufficient to establish the proposed zones of completion as separate zones of production which are feasible and reasonably susceptible of having multicompleted and producing wells drilled thereto and therein, or if any party protests such an application, then, if an operator so elects, his application will be set for hearing.

(d) Multiple completion authority for a well will not be granted unless the following required data have been filed with the Engineering unit of the Commission's Permitting and Production Section:

  (1) application for multiple completion properly executed and attested;

  (2) electrical log or portion of the electric log of the well or a type electric log or a portion of the type electric log showing clearly thereon the subsurface location of the separate reservoirs claimed. Any electric log filed will be considered public information pursuant to §3.16 of this title (relating to Log and Completion Report (Statewide Rule 16);

  (3) packer setting report where applicable;

  (4) packer leakage test or communication test;

  (5) diagrammatic sketch of the mechanical installation;

  (6) letters of waiver from offset operators, or evidence that notice of application to multicomplete was given to said operators.


Source Note: The provisions of this §3.6 adopted to be effective January 1, 1976; amended to be effective February 28, 1986, 11 TexReg 545; amended to be effective November 24, 2004, 29 TexReg 10728

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