15A NCAC 05H .1624 WELL STIMULATION REPORT

(a) Within 30 calendar days after the conclusion of stimulation operations on an oil or gas well, the permittee shall submit Form 18 Well Stimulation Report to the Department that includes the following information:

(1) the permittee's name, address, telephone number, fax number, and email address;

(2) the county and nearest city or town where the oil or gas well is located;

(3) the property street address, or nearest address to the ingress and egress point leading from a public road to the well pad;

(4) the API number, the lease name, and the oil or gas well name and number;

(5) the type of oil or gas well;

(6) the total volume of the base fluid;

(7) the total volume of reused water, alternative water, freshwater, or other base fluid that was used in each hydraulic fracturing stage;

(8) the maximum pump pressure measured at the surface during each stage of the hydraulic fracturing operations;

(9) the types and volumes of the well stimulation fluid and proppant used for each stage of the well stimulation operations;

(10) the well stimulation treatment data collected in accordance Rule .1613 of this Section;

(11) for hydraulic fracture stimulations, the estimated maximum fracture height and length and estimated true vertical depth to the top of the fracture achieved during well stimulation treatments as determined by a three dimensional model using true treating pressures and other data collected during the hydraulic fracturing treatments;

(12) the well shooting or perforation record detailing the true vertical and measured depths, and total number of shots in the wellbore;

(13) the wellbore diagram that includes casing and cement data, perforations, and a stimulation summary;

(14) the initial oil or gas well test information recording daily gas, oil, and water rate, and tubing and casing pressure in accordance with Rule .2201 of this Subchapter;

(15) the initial gas analysis, performed by a laboratory certified by the State in accordance with 15A NCAC 02H .0800, which is incorporated by reference including subsequent amendments and editions; and

(16) the engines used on-site during exploration and development, including:

(A) the number of engines with capacities (maximum site-rated horsepower) less than 750 horsepower by engine type, such as compression ignition, two stroke lean burn ignition, four stroke lean burn ignition, rich burn spark ignition;

(B) the number of engines with capacities (maximum site-rated horsepower) greater than or equal to 750 horsepower by engine type, such as compression ignition, two stroke lean burn ignition, four stroke lean burn ignition, rich burn spark ignition; and

(C) the average number of hours of operation for engines in each of the categories above.

(b) The permittee may attach to the completed Form 18 Well Stimulation Report any information received from a service company regarding the well stimulation operations, as used in the normal course of business, to satisfy some or all of the requirements in this Rule.

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 113-391(a)(5); 113-391(a)(10); 113-391(a)(11); 113-391(b); 113-391(b1);

Eff. March 17, 2015.