Surface Casing Cement Pressure Testing & Cement Setting Times

Laws regarding surface casing cement pressure testing and cement setting times vary from state to state.  The below chart is a quick and easy reference tool and includes links to the supporting documents for each state listed.  A printable PDF version of this chart can be downloaded here.

StatePressure Testing Required?Minimum Pressure RequiredRequired WOC Time?Amount of WOC Time RequiredLink to Rules/Regulations
AlabamaYesVaries by depthYes12 hoursSurface casing requirements begin on page 47
AlaskaNoN/ANoN/ASurface casing requirements begin on page 25
ArizonaYes70% of casing internal yield pressure or 1 PSI/ft. of casing depth, whichever is less.Yes12 hoursSurface casing requirements begin on page 4
ArkansasNoN/AYes12 hoursSurface casing requirements begin on page 68
CaliforniaYes1 PSI/ft. of casing depth for the first surface casing string and 1,000 PSI for the secondYes8 hoursSurface casing requirements begin on page 196
ColoradoYes300 PSIYes8 hoursSurface casing requirements begin on page 2
FloridaYes1000 PSIYes12 hoursSurface casing requirements begin on page 2
GeorgiaNoN/AYes12 hoursSurface casing requirements begin on page 15
IllinoisNoN/AYes4 hoursSurface casing requirements begin on page 93
IndianaNoN/ANoN/ASurface casing requirements begin on page 30
IowaNoN/AYes12 hoursSurface casing requirements begin on page 44
KansasYes300 PSIYes8 hoursSurface casing requirements begin on page 23
KentuckyNoN/ANoN/ASurface casing requirements begin on page 1
LouisianaYesVaries by depthYes12 hoursSurface casing requirements begin on page 4
MarylandYes 500 PSIYes12 hoursSurface casing requirements begin on page 17
MichiganYes 500 PSIYes12 hoursSurface casing requirements begin on page 29
MississippiYes1 PSI/ft. of casing depth and 1,000 PSI maximumYes12 hoursSurface casing requirements begin on page 101
MissouriYes300 PSIYes8 hoursSurface casing requirements begin on page 7
MontanaYes300 PSIYes8 hoursRule 36.22.1001
NebraskaYes500 PSINoN/ASurface casing requirements begin on page 1
NevadaYes300 PSINoN/ASurface casing requirements begin on page 12
New MexicoYes500 PSIYes18 hoursSurface casing requirements begin on page 67
New YorkNoN/ANoN/ASurface casing requirements begin on page 1
North CarolinaYes500 PSINoN/ASurface casing requirements begin on page 39
North DakotaYes500 PSIYes12 hoursSurface casing requirements begin on page 67
OhioYes500 PSINoN/ASurface casing requirements begin on page 24
OklahomaYes0.2 PSI/ft. of casing depth and 1,500 PSI maximumYes8 hoursSurface casing requirements begin on page 70
OregonYes0.2 PSI/ft. of casing depth and 1,500 PSI maximumYes12 hoursSurface casing requirements begin on page 8
PennsylvaniaYes350 PSIYes8 hoursSurface casing requirements begin on page 75
South DakotaNoN/ANoN/ASurface casing requirements begin on page 1
TennesseeNo500 PSINo8 hoursSurface casing requirements begin on page 1
TexasYes500 PSIYes8 hoursSurface casing requirements begin on page 13
UtahYes70% of casing internal yield pressure or 1 PSI/ft. of casing depth.NoN/ASurface casing requirements begin on page 14
VirginiaYes500 PSIYes8 hoursState website
WashingtonYes300 PSIYes8 hoursSurface casing requirements begin on page 1
West VirginiaYes500 PSIYes8 hoursSurface casing requirements begin on page 2
WyomingYes500 PSINoN/ASurface casing requirements begin on page 31