TRC PROPOSES STATEWIDE RULE COVERING HORIZONTAL COMPLETIONS

The Texas Railroad Commission has issued for comment a statewide horizontal drilling rule designed to largely eliminate the need for special field rules. The proposed rule establishes regulations for minimum spacing requirements, minimum drilling unit size, and maximum proration unit size for wells with horizontal drainholes. TRC said there will be no fiscal penalties as a result of enforcement or administration for the first 5 years the rule is in effect. Deadline for written comments

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