Oil and Gas Production


6.4 –Production Under Permit by the Railroad Commission of Texas

 An owner or operator of a water well used in coordination with activities authorized by a permit issued by the Railroad Commission of Texas, including but not limited to oil or gas exploration and production activities, is required to report annual groundwater withdrawals in acre-feet or U.S. gallons on forms provided by the District within 15 days of December 31 of each year.  The first full year of required reported use for permitted wells is for 2010, to be submitted by February 1, 2011.  The first full year of required reported use for registered wells is 2013, to be submitted by February 1, 2014.  Reported groundwater usage may be based only on flow meter records from a District approved flow meter.

Panhandle Groundwater Conservation District Rules–

2012                                                        Page 32

The rule above requires installation of a Panhandle Groundwater Conservation District (PGCD) approved flow meter on a water well drilled to supply water for an oil and gas well.  The water production from this water well shall be reported annually to PGCD on this form.  The reporting deadlines are listed above in Rule 6.4.

Please use the Quarterly Report Form by clicking below.  If you have any questions, call Anita at 806-883-2501.

Quarterly Report Form

Quarterly Report Form Explanation

The Panhandle Groundwater Conservation District will strive to develop, promote and implement water conservation, augmentation and management strategies to protect water resources for the benefit of the citizens, economy, and environment of the District.



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