TXOGA Applauds Industry and RRC For Continued Collaboration on Seismicity

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…

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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