Texas oil and gas operators are adopting the the Railroad Commission of Texas' (RRC) latest electronic reporting system, having filed more than 1,000 well completion reports online through the commission's website since the system was launched statewide in April.

The commission has conducted seminars for operators on how to use the new system since April. Three more seminars are scheduled for June and July; information is available on the RRC website.

"About an estimated 25% of the state's oil and gas completion records are now being filed with this new online system in just two months. This is one of the quickest online technology adoption rates that we've seen at the commission so far since we began moving our major reporting systems, such as production reports, away from paper in 2005," said RRC Chairman Victor Carrillo.

The benefits of the online filing system for completions include an ability to track the status of filed completions; immediate submission of a well completion package for review by both Austin and district office staff; electronic audit of completion data to ensure correct data has been provided; quicker electronic communication between commission staff and an operator; and the capability to quickly make corrections or upload additional attachments to completion packets under review.

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