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RAILROAD COMISSION OF TEXAS CORPUS CHRISTI DISTRICT 04. District Overview. We serve Texas by our stewardship of natural resources and the environment, our concern for personal and community safety, and our support of enhanced development and economic vitality for the benefit of Texans.

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Mission statement

We serve Texas by our stewardship of natural resources and the environment, our concern for personal and community safety, and our support of enhanced development and economic vitality for the benefit of Texans

MISSION STATEMENT


Current service responsibilities are with six basic industry segments
Current Service Responsibilities are with six basic industry segments.

  • Oil & natural gas expl & prod

  • Natural gas and haz liquids pipelines

  • Natural gas utilities (14%)

  • LP-gas service (6%)

  • Coal & uranium mining (7%)

  • Railroads (3%)

(70%)


Corpus christi district 04 overview
Corpus Christi District 04 Overview segments.

  • Staffed by 19 employees

  • 1 Director

  • 1 Assistant Director

  • 1 Engineer

  • 1 Lead Technician

  • 4 Clerical Staff

  • 6 Field Inspectors/Engineering Technicians

  • 3 State Pluggers/Engineering Specialists

  • 2 Site Remediation Cleanup Coordinators


Corpus Christi District Office is located at 10320 IH 37, segments.Mailing address P.O. Box 10307 Corpus Christi, TX. 78460-0307Phone # 361-242-3113


Office services
Office Services segments.

  • Minor Permit Approval

  • SWR 5 Approval

  • SWR 13 Approval

  • W-3a Approval


Information available
Information Available segments.

  • District well files

  • General Lease inspection files for review

  • Blank Forms Available

  • Docket files

  • General lease files


District well files
District well files segments.

  • Drilling permits/applications/plats

  • Completion reports

  • Plugging reports


Information can be reproduced
Information can be reproduced segments.

  • Microfiche

  • Photocopier

  • Public access printer


Public access computers
Public Access Computers segments.

  • 2 available in public area with designated printer

  • Access to wellbore, permits, and production information on mainframe computer in Austin

  • Mainframe information covers statewide

  • Access to RRC Webpage. Commissioner biographies, Statewide Rules, Seminar schedule, conference agenda, RRC directory, job postings, oil & gas production,


Commission safety program
Commission Safety Program segments.

  • Safety Officer – Brad Holt (Lead Tech)

  • Monthly safety meeting – outriders in the office 1 day per month

  • We choose a specific topic for each safety meeting (heat stress to defensive driving)

  • Safety is stressed in all aspects of the employees life, on the job and off.


Rules addressing safety
Rules Addressing Safety segments.

  • SWR 95, 96, & 97 Underground storage of hydrocarbons

  • SWR 94 Oil and Gas NORM (Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material)

  • SWR 36 Oil, Gas or Geothermal Resource Operation in Hydrogen Sulfide Areas


Swr 36 oil gas or geothermal resource operation in hydrogen sulfide areas
SWR 36 segments.Oil, Gas, or Geothermal Resource Operation in Hydrogen Sulfide Areas

  • Each operator who conducts oil and gas exploration, production, transportation, and handling of hydrocarbon fluids that contain H2S gas shall provide safeguards to protect the general public from the harmful effects of H2S releases (intentional & accidental)


General provisions
General Provisions segments.

  • Each operator is responsible for determining the H2S concentration in the gaseous mixture in the operation.

  • The radius of exposure shall be determined, except in the cases of storage tanks, by the Pasquill-Gifford equations or other RRC approved method.

  • Volume used in escape rate dependant on system and operation involved.


General provisions cont
General Provisions cont’ segments.

  • When drilling a well in area with insufficient data to calculate ROE, use 100ppm radius equal to 3,000 ft.

  • Operations where the 100ppm is in excess of 50 ft require warning/marker, security, and material & equipment provisions.

  • 100ppm ROE > 50ft and includes public area except a public road, 500ppm ROE >50 ft & includes any part of a public road, or 100ppm ROE >3000 ft require additional equipment/safety and contingency plan provisions.


General provisions cont1
General Provisions cont’ segments.

  • Injection of Hydrogen sulfide where injection fluid is gaseous or a gaseous mixture when released to the atmosphere and the 100ppm ROE is in excess of 50 ft and includes a public area except a public road, or the 500ppm ROE is in excess of 50 ft & includes a public road, or the 100ppm ROE >3000 ft, or the H2S content of the injection fluid has bee increased by a processing plant operation then a public hearing is required.


General provisions cont2
General Provisions cont’ segments.

  • Drilling and workover operations where the 100 ppm ROE is > 50 ft are subject to maintain breathing equipment, install wind direction indicators, and install H2S detection equipment on site.

  • Drilling & workover operations where 100ppm ROE includes a public road or is > 3000 ft are subject to safety equipment, well control, testing, and notification provisions.


General provisions cont3
General Provisions cont’ segments.

  • Each operator whose operations contain H2S in excess of 100ppm shall train its employees working in affected areas in H2S safety and require the same of service companies.

  • Notify RRC district office of any accidental release of H2S of sufficient volume to present a hazard and any H2S related accident.

  • A certificate of compliance (H-9) shall be submitted for operations subject to SWR 36.


Questions

QUESTIONS? segments.


Corpus Christi District Office is located at 10320 IH 37, segments.Mailing address P.O. Box 10307 Corpus Christi, TX. 78460-0307Phone # 361-242-3113


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