Hello Sandra,
If you or someone you know is a member of ARMA you can access some
guidelines for records retention on the ISG website:
select ISG under Career Development
select Energy Industry

On this page you will find a list of links to help you find retention
information; and, a link for the Petroleum ISG which includes a
bibliography of resources and several Records Series listings with
various citations.
 I don't know if it includes info specifically on the logs you mention,
but it is certainly worth a review.
Mary Haider, Records Manager
W. W. Grainger, Inc

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Hello listservers,

The purpose of this email, hence the subject line, is to firstly
introduce myself and in the absence of the listserv archives ask a
question that may already have been asked before.

I'm an Aussie living in Houston for a couple of years (transferred
husband and kids). I completed a Bachelor of Applied Science (Records
Management) with a major in Information Systems from Curtin
Western Australia, last year as a mature age student. I'm working for
oil and gas company implementing a RM system - hard copy to start with
and electronic module to follow. As yet there are no policies,
procedures, retention etc.

This leads to my question. The company is expanding and is
file storage space into offices. They are therefore looking to reduce
paper records by storing offsite and disposing where appropriate. My
question is specifically about paper well logs and core samples.

Can anyone tell me retention periods for these types of information
what legislation I can link retention periods?

I'd be extremely grateful for any information.


Sandra Moo

Records Management Project Co-ordinator

Santos USA Corp

10111 Richmond Avenue

Houston  TX  77042-4207

Phone: 713-986-1700

Fax: 713-986-4200

Santos Ltd A.B.N. 80 007 550 923
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