AG-28 Real Time Operations Centers

This document serves as a reference for operators who utilize remote advanced technology for drilling and completion operations. It is recommended as a guide in (1) identifying accounting treatment options related to those costs, (2) options for securing approvals, if needed, from Non-Operators to pass on costs to the joint account, (3) analysis of the functions and cost components in order to develop an allocation basis, and (4) examples on how costs can be allocated to the properties served. 21 pages.  2008.

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Table of Contents

  1. PREFACE
  2. PROBLEM
  3. GUIDELINES
    1. Points to Consider When Determining Accounting Treatment
    2. Analysis of the RTOC
      1. Physical Components
      2. Functions
      3. Cost Components
      4. Cost Allocation Basis
    3. Negotiation Options
      1. Ballot Requesting Approval for a Well or Project
      2. Contract Amendment – Requesting Approval at the JOA Level
      3. Contract Amendment – Requesting Approval at the Accounting Procedure Level
  4. RTOC CONFIGURATION EXAMPLES
  5. GLOSSARY