TXOGA Statement on UT Bureau of Economic Geology/TexNet Study

Todd Staples, president of the Texas Oil & Gas Association, issued the following statement regarding a study released by the UT Bureau of Economic Geology/TexNet on seismic activity in the Delaware Basin and its link to oil and gas operations: “Many oil and natural gas operators in Texas were involved in the research that informed…

March 2, 2022 Yesterday the Railroad Commission of Texas released an Operator-Led Response Plan (OLRP) for addressing seismicity associated with produced water or saltwater disposal wells for oil and natural gas drilling activity. The OLRP was created by saltwater disposal well operators within the Northern Culberson-Reeves Seismic Response Area (SRA) in the Permian Basin and…

By Todd Staples, president of the Texas Oil and Gas Association The Permian Basin is the largest petroleum-producing region in the United States, and for a time in 2019, before the pandemic, it became the highest producing oilfield in the world. One assessment even concluded that the Permian Basin’s unproven, technically recoverable reserves are the largest on the…

September 29, 2021 The following can be attributed to Todd Staples, president of the Texas Oil and Gas Association: “The Texas Oil & Gas Association respects the Railroad Commission’s (RRC) notice to operators in the areas of increased seismic activity and gathering more data to determine the level of appropriate injection volumes is certainly reasonable.…

June 9, 2021 AUSTIN – Todd Staples, president of the Texas Oil & Gas Association, issued the following statement following the signing into law of HB 632, which recreates in statute the TexNet Technical Advisory Committee within the University of Texas Bureau of Economic Geology: “The Texas oil and natural gas industry looks forward to continuing…

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 19, 2017 Contact: Gretchen Fox, 512-694-4326 The following can be attributed to  Todd Staples, president of the Texas Oil & Gas Association.  Mr. Staples is available for interviews to discuss today’s release the TAMEST Shale Task Force report, Environmental and Community Impacts of Shale Development in Texas. “The report released today…

Energy in Depth (EID) refutes a study conducted by Southern Methodist University and University of Texas researchers on five accounts to undermine its result in linking injection operations to earthquakes in the Irving-Dallas area. EID explains how the study relies on inaccurate assumptions and contradictory information in its methodology and conclusions. Debunking the study involves…

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 17, 2016 Austin – A ‘historical review’ of seismic activity released today does not follow recommendations for seismic evaluation as outlined by the StatesFirst seismicity primer[1] and its conclusions paint an incomplete picture, according to the Texas Oil & Gas Association (TXOGA). “The authors of this analysis ‘removed questions relating to…

March 29, 2016 The following can be attributed to Todd Staples, president of the Texas Oil & Gas Association. Researchers use modeling exercises to learn about and prepare for various scenarios, even extremely remote ones. Texas fosters a data-rich research environment and the Legislature appropriated about $4.5 million for the Bureau of Economic Geology to…

Scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) have found no reason to interrupt fracking while they further study potential between injection wells and earthquakes. There are approximately 144,000 injection wells operating in the United States, 20% of which are used for disposal of fluids associated with oil and natural gas production. Most of the fluid…

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