TX NATURAL RESOURCES CODE

TITLE 3. OIL AND GAS

SUBTITLE A. ADMINISTRATION

CHAPTER 86. REGULATION OF NATURAL GAS

SUBCHAPTER E. METER AND PRESSURE TESTS



§ 86.141. DUTY TO TEST GAS WELLS.
     The commission may require persons producing gas from any gas well to determine periodically through an appropriate test the deliverability and wellhead pressure of each gas well from which gas is produced.

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 2538, ch. 871, art. I, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977. Amended by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 26, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995.

§ 86.142. TEST REQUIREMENTS.
     A test to determine the deliverability and pressure of a gas well shall be made:
          (1) under uniform and generally recognized methods; and
          (2) under rules prescribed by the commission.

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 2538, ch. 871, art. I, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977. Amended by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 26, § 2, eff. Sept. 1, 1995.

§ 86.143. TEST REPORTS.
     (a) Verified reports of the tests to determine deliverability and pressure shall be filed with the commission within a time period after the end of the test period as set by the commission.
     (b) The reports are a public record. They shall be kept on file with the commission for a period of time determined by the commission and shall be open to the inspection and examination of the public.

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 2538, ch. 871, art. I, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977. Amended by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 26, § 3, eff. Sept. 1, 1995.

§ 86.144. DEMANDING SECOND TEST.
     A person producing gas from the same common reservoir who is dissatisfied with the test as made and reported may demand that a second test be made in the manner provided in this subchapter and in the presence of the person making the demand or his representative.

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 2538, ch. 871, art. I, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977.

§ 86.145. DUTY TO TEST METER.
     The commission shall require one of its duly authorized agents to inspect, read, or test any meter or meters through which gas is being measured or gauged on the request of a lessor, lessee, operator, or royalty owner from whose land, lease, or royalty interest gas is being produced.

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 2538, ch. 871, art. I, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977.