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I have an 5.555 undivided interest in 100 acres  Tarrant County Hurst Texas, AS trimble survey 1528
One well was drilled about six years ago and is producing.
They permitted two more in April 2012 the Poly CL4H and
Poly CF2H.
Could you tell me how long it takes to drill once approved.
Many thanks

Adam, excellent question.  Unfortunately, permitting a well is only one step of about 10 steps needed to get a well drilled.  A drilling permit in Texas is good for only 2 years. The oil company can actually haul a rig onto the lease the day before the permit is due to expire, and they can still begin the drilling.  Your question says these permits were issued (approved by the TRC) in April, 2012.  The oil company has until April, 2014 to begin drilling under these permits.  The oil company is not required to drill the wells at all--the permits only give them permission to do so within a 2-year time frame.  If they don't start drilling by the 2-year anniversary of the permits, the oil company will have to re-apply for new permits and start the process over again.


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