Q: The Observer's copyright notice states that the newsletter may be distributed within our company even though it is sent to only one email box or only one printed copy is sent. Is it correct that I can send it to anyone within our company?

Your understanding is correct, as long as it stays within your company.  


Q: How often does the newsletter come out?

A: The Observer is sent out on a weekly basis.


Q: On what day is the newsletter sent out by email/print?

A: The newsletter is sent out on Monday Evening for email subscribers and the printed reports are sent out on Tuesday.


Q: Is the Texas Drilling Observer affiliated with any of the larger news organizations, with the Texas Railroad Commission, or with any larger parent company?

A: The answer to all three is no.


Q: If our company chooses to subscribe, how often are we charged on the service?

A: The subscription cost is billed on an annual basis (52 issues) or semiannual basis (26 issues).


Q: If the newsletter is sent to us by email, how large is the file?

A: The file is a PDF (portable document format) and varies in size week to week. However, the size ranges from 450 KB to 700 KB. (Kilobytes)


Q: Our printer is having trouble printing the newsletter, which was sent to us by email. Is something wrong with the newsletter?

A: No. The newsletter is checked before it is sent. If a problem is encountered, it is probably due to errors in the recipient's  system, or could be an error in the file when it is sent electronically. If the newsletter does not print as it appears on the computer's monitor, the user is probably using an outdated version of Acrobat Reader. We recommend using a version of 5.0 or higher.


Q: How long has the Texas Drilling Observer been in existence?

A: The first issue of the Observer, issue 1 volume 1,  covered the week of July 19-23, 1999.


Q: Does the Observer's oil and gas completions cover recompletions, retests, plug backs, re-entries, or others?

A: The completions in the Observer cover initial potential completions of new completions (new wells, re-entries, and recompletions, but not retests).