2007 Small Producer

Reducing Impacts of New Pit Rules on Small Producers

Subcontractor: New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

Principal Investigator: Robert Balch
Project Number Project Status
07123-07 Completed
RPSEA Project Manager: Charlotte Schroeder
Independent Petroleum Association of New Mexico; New Mexico Oil Conservation Division
Period of Performance
Start Date End Date
August 6, 2008 August 5, 2012
Total Project Cost RPSEA Share Cost Share
$763,396.00 $501,551.04 $254,211.00
Project Objectives

To minimize the impact of new “pit rules” on New Mexico’s small producers, thus minimizing the added cost of compliance and increased difficulty of permitting future drilling and production wells. A wide selection of data needed for compliance will be made available, in acceptable automated formats, to allow faster applications without the necessity of expensive surveys in most areas. In addition, maps of leaching potential and site risk will be generated to allow quick review of compliance issues and potential remediation expenses for all potential drill sites in New Mexico’s producing regions.

Project Website: New Mexico PIT Rules
File Type Date
Reducing Impacts of New PIT Rules on Small Producers ( 4.9 MB ) Final Report 11/11
Title: The New Mexico PIT Rule Mapping Portal - 02/12 ( 6.4 MB )