RRC Online System

What is the RRC Online System?

The RRC Online System provides electronic filing and processing capability for certain oil and gas forms. Electronic filing options in this system generally include online filing and EDI filing by uploading data.

Use of these electronic filing options requires a User ID that is obtained by filing a Security Administrator Designation (SAD) form (pdf format) and following subsequent instructions for assigning security access to company employees.

How does the RRC Online System work?

The RRC Online System allows the user to file forms online using one or more of the following methods:

Online Filing Over the Internet

The data is entered directly into online screens and submitted to the RRC.

EDI - File Upload

The data is submitted to the RRC by uploading a data file in a standard file format

Use of electronic filing options within this system requires a User ID that is obtained by filing a Security Administrator Designation (SAD) form (pdf format) and following subsequent instructions for assigning security access to company employees.

Is it mandatory to file electronically through the RRC Online System?

Certain Pipeline Forms may be required to be filed electronically.

What reports or applications can be filed through the RRC Online System?

The following forms can be filed through the RRC Online System:

  • Oil & Gas Forms
    • Production Reports (PR)
    • Drilling Permit Applications (W-1)
    • Disposal/Injection Well Monitoring Report (H-10)
    • Completion Reports (W-2/G-1)
    • Change of Gatherer/Purchaser (P-4)
    • Groundwater Protection Determination (GW-1)
    • SWR-13 Exception
    • Well Status Report (G-10/W-10)
    • Digital Well Log Submission
    • Notice of Intention to Plug and Abandon (W-3A)
  • Pipeline Forms
    • Pipeline Permit
    • Pipeline Integrity Filings (PS-81, PS-87, PS-89, PS-95)
    • Texas Damage Reporting Form

How is authorization obtained to file electronically through the RRC Online System?

Your company must submit a Security Administrator Designation (SAD) form (pdf format). The purpose of this form is to establish a Security Administrator for a company or individual who wants to file reports or applications online or through one of the EDI options available through the RRC Online System. This form must be filled out and mailed or emailed to the RRC. See the Becoming a Security Administrator page for more information.

Once the RRC approves the Security Administrator Designation, the Security Administrator will be notified of his or her assigned User ID. The Security Administrator can then further distribute security by assigning additional User IDs to employees within the company (Filer accounts) and designating which forms they are authorized to file electronically with the RRC. DO NOT FILE A SAD FORM FOR EACH USER. See the Creating Accounts and Maintaining Filer Accounts pages for more information about creating Filer accounts and assigning filing rights.

If I fill out a SAD Form and submit it to the RRC, will I be required to submit electronically?

No, users who submit a SAD Form and have a SAD Form on file are not required to file electronically.

When I use the online screens to enter a report, can I use the "back arrow" button on my browser to return to a previous screen?

No, do not use the back arrow button on your browser. To navigate within an application, use the buttons provided within the application. Using a back arrow button on your browser may create errors within the application.

When I log into the RRC Online System, I do not have access to all the applications that are supposed to be available. What is the problem?

When you log into the system, you will only be able to select those applications for which your company's designated Security Administrator has given you filing privileges. Contact your company's Security Administrator if you have any questions about the applications you can access.

I am a designated Security Administrator, but when I log into the RRC Online System using the User ID assigned to me by the Railroad Commission, I cannot access any applications other than Account Administration. What do I need to do to get access to other oil and gas applications?

When you log into the system using the User ID assigned to you as a Security Administrator, you will only have access to Account Administration screens. You cannot use your Security Administrator User ID to electronically file reports. If you have two roles, one as a Security Administrator and one as a Filer, you must create a different User ID for yourself as a Filer and assign yourself the necessary filing rights.

See the Creating Accounts and Maintaining Filer Accounts pages for more information on creating Filer accounts and assigning the necessary filing rights.

How do I file more than just one form using the RRC Online System?

The organization's Security Administrator controls which applications are available to a specific Filer. To file a particular report or application, your Security Administrator must assign that filing right to you.

See the Maintaining Filer Accounts page for information about how a Security Administrator assigns filing rights to a Filer.